1. Make certain that all loose gear such as plates, galley utensils, personal items such as cash and valuables, clothing, sporting goods, decor, curtains or seat cushions and any other items that are not part of the vessel are stowed and secured or removed from the vessel.
2. Empty all water and holding tanks. Boats should not be transported with fuel or water in the tanks so drain both. Remove any drain plugs from the hull. There should not be any water in the bilge while it is being transported.
3. Wooden boats can be expected to dry out. A coat of linseed oil will help.
4. Disconnect battery cables or turn off battery switch and secure batteries.
5. Remove anchors from the deck.
6. Remove any device or fixture that extends beyond the hull of the vessel such as antennas, radar, compasses or depth sounders. These devices should be secured inside the vessel for shipping.
7. If you are shipping the boat on your own trailer Flynn Marine cannot be responsible for damage caused by the trailer. Also, any damage that occurs to the trailer is your responsibility.
8. Secure items on your boat as if you were about to sail into the worst weather. Life lines, stanchions, bow and stern pulpits should be removed if they render the boat over an acceptable height, generally over 11' (keel to highest point not on the boat transporter) and seat cushions are removed and stowed below.
9. If transporting on your trailer be sure you’re bunks are properly adjusted and not rotted.
10. Boat wind screens should be removed to avoid any wind damage during transport.
11. On center board sailboats, make sure the board is secured and will stay upright during transit.
12. Sailboats are slightly more complicated, because the sails and boom need to be disassembled to fit height requirements.
13. If you are moving the boat during the winter months, then you should winterize the engine, toilets, the water systems or any other weather sensitive device on the vessel.
14. The price is based on the boat loading at 13'6" high x 8'6" wide unless otherwise noted. Permits, if required, are included in the cost but may incur a deposit. Deposit may be paid by personal check.
15. Excessive waiting time to load or unload the boat for transport is billed at $50 per hour or part thereof.
16. Loading and unloading charges are not included and are the responsibility of the boat owner.
17. When moving a sailboat, you must remove all types of rigging, winches, lights, spreaders and wind indicators prior to transport. Carpet should be provided for the mast at the points of tie down. Expect some chafing at these points. If the mast is painted, it is almost impossible to keep the paint from chafing. Christine Transport cannot assume liability for damages due to scratches and abrasions that may occur on the mast or damage to the riggings and lights left on the mast.
18. Final payment is due on delivery in the form of cash or bank draft.