Need help with alternative to Uship

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  1. Kaisersosei

    Kaisersosei Bobtail Member

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    I am trying to get a boat towed to to Alaska and having some problems so I thought I would see if the guys in the business can give some sage advice.

    I have a boat on a trailer that I has listed on Uship and I thought I understood everything but ended up with the transportation company renegotiating almost everyday and ultimately leaving my boat in a parking lot. Uship took their fees upfront and I a am out money and still have a boat to get towed up. Now that I know that Uship takes a huge cut from the guys that do the real work, where do I go to find someone willing to tow my boat the 2100 miles with out the drama and gauging? Basically I am out $970 to Uship and $6500 to the driver and still don't have my boat. If this is not allowed here, please let me know.
     
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  3. North Pole Nightmare

    North Pole Nightmare Medium Load Member

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  4. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Why not just call shipping companies directly for quotes?
     
  5. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Put it on the car ferry and PU in Haines
     
  6. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Road Train Member

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    I’d be contacting a lawyer if I was out that much money without any work being done…uship shouldn’t be in business with all the crooked stuff you read about their contractors ..
     
  7. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Road Train Member

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    A bit of perspective here:
    There is very little freight coming back to the lower 48 from Alaska. So the trip up there needs to also pay enough to come back empty.

    Roads are typically crappy and will beat the crap out of the trailer and boat Neither may have much life left in em once delivered.

    My choice would be transport to Seattle area and put on a barge, ship, or ferry heading that way. Will it fit in a 20 foot container?
     
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