So, I bought my boat a few weeks ago in Des Moines WA. found a local trailer dealer who had an appropiate trailer (Triple Axle Aluminium) for this boat. Bought that brand new trailer and had it delivered to the marina where my boat is located. I paid the CSR crane to hoist my Bayliner 2859 out of the water and load it on my new trailer and adjust it for the long haul up north. I paid them 4 hours to move the bunks to allow the boat to move forward and lower. I thought I had a plan set up for success!
I was not able to tow this boat myself so I hired someone who was already making the trip north bound to AK. They were convoying my boat and another. They made it 1300 miles in 4 days. They were moving along slow and steady.
They were about 60 miles south of Watson Lake in the Yukon area yesterday when all of a sudden something went terribly wrong on my trailer.
The rear axle came free from the frame and was making contact with the center tires and axle.
This scared the crap out of the driver. He managed to slow er down and bring it to a stop without anyone getting hurt or my boat damaged.
They removed the tires and chained the axle up. This allowed them to hobble it up to a nearby pull out.
It scared my driver well enough that he didnt want to tow it any further and logistically they couldnt wait around and stop the convoy for the other boat while I figure out how to get my load back on the road. This really put me in a bind!
Now all my savings and dream of being on the water again is sitting on the side of the Alcan road unmaned and just asking for theft or vandalism.
Today, between me and the boat trailer dealer we have managed to get the boat trailer loaded up on another trailer and towed to the town of Watson Lake for repairs.
The boat is currently being repaired and will be ready to hit the road AGAIN.
Trouble now is:
So, what can I do here?
I have one company putting together a quote for me. That is all I have in the works right now.
Any of you experienced guys have a a great suggestion for me?
Anyone want to make some $$$$ and tow my boat up here the remainder 1000 miles?
Just figured I would see if there are any ideas in here for me?
Thanks for the Help