If you like to baby your boat, then the thought of any damage occurring to it when it comes time for your boat transportation might make you jittery. So it might come as a surprise to a boat owner to learn that the potential for damage is not the fault of the boat transportation comp nay, but rather the owners themselves. Many owners complain that their ships become damaged during boat transportation, only to learn that they don’t prepare their vessel properly beforehand. Without properly preparing a craft for moving, the potential for damage does exist, and most transport companies state that they cannot be held responsible for issues caused as a result of a lack of preparation on account of the owner.
In order for a craft to be property prepared for shipment, the owner must make sure that it is properly prepared, either by himself or by a yard. It is best to include the yard on the prep check. First, be sure that all loose gear is stowed properly, since it can pose a danger to people to the ship. Secure all gear and equipment within the cabin and lock the cabin door. Note that you do not need to give the driver a key to the cabin, as they should have no reason to enter.
Next, be sure that you have completely emptied your vehicle’s tanks of fuel and water. You can help ensure that your boat is devoid of liquids by removing any drag plugs from your craft’s hull. While this may not seem important, boat transportation can not take place unless all liquids have been drained and/or removed. Also remove any batteries and secure them with you on land, rather than transporting them with the ship.
You may think that leaving canvas covers on your boat during shipping would be beneficial to it’s safety. However, all canvas coverings must be removed prior to shipping, as they can tear or rip otherwise. Make sure to close all hatches, tying or taping them shut to prevent opening during transport. Remove any external Plexiglas protruding from the ship. Finally, remove any external equipment such as winches and lights in order to keep the vessel as aerodynamic as possible during the shipping.
Failure to properly prepare a boat for shipping and transport will usually result in some sort of damage, and the carrier will not be responsible.
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