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Thread: Moving my boat to GA

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    Senior Member easttnboater's Avatar
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    Got it on the trailer yesterday morning. I had to leave at 11:00 am to get back to GA. They got the roof stripped around 5:00 pm. They got the boat out of TN then through VA last night. They made it through North Carolina this morning with a three trooper escort ($$$). I talked to Don a minute ago and they were closing in on Columbia, SC with a two trouper escort ($$). So far, so good. They are going to reassemble the boat tomorrow. They are going to have to splash the boat without me there - I cannot get off work.

    My wife got a few pics of the boat coming out of the water and some other folks got some of it being disassembled. I will post them in the next couple of days.

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    It would be a great time to service those outdrives before she splashes again!
    '06 Sailabration located on Percy Priest Lake

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    I had all that done last year when we had to pull it to replace the $10 O-ring that seals the bottom of the exhaust Y-pipe to the transom assembly. We did look for fishing line around the prop shafts. Everything under the boat looked good. Zincs looked good. I will have to check them more in the new lake until I see how quickly they get used there.

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    Fresh water = Magnesium anodes, not zinc.
    '06 Sailabration located on Percy Priest Lake

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    Zincs as in the generic term, not the actual metal. I should have used the term anodes.

    Anyway, the boat was delivered with the usual road rash. I have two broken external lights because NC forced them down back roads. I have one crack on the roof edge from a tree limb hit. Overall, everything went about as good as it could go for moving something that big that quickly.

    Oh, and the GA ants have already found their way onto the boat.

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    I am always amazed at how quick the bugs move in.

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    These are the little tiny ants. Everyone down here sprays their dock lines when they leave. This particular group of ants got on the boat while it was on the trailer being reassembled. The movers had a ladder leaned against the hull and there were two columns of ants marching up the ladder and onto the boat.

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    What an adventure! I hope you find lots to like about your boat's new lake. Looking forward to the pictures.

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    best luck to you, hope its inter state all the way,

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    Make those ants walk the plank!
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