39 Sedan purchase & transport

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Re: 39 Sedan purchase & transport

Postby yooper » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:32 pm

knock a couple of 1" x 2" sticks together mark some measurements making a "story pole". Make another stick and use a bubble level to intersect the grounded pole. You can get the accurate height of any feature on your decks.
I have to take my flybridge seats and rails off every year to transport and store my 32' in a barn with 14' doors. Mine is held on with a a few #8 screws and the electric wires and steering hydraulic lines. It takes 4 people to safely move the flybridge onto the fore deck. It can be tricky so you don't scuff the paint to bad or knock out the windshield. I am looking for a way to use a hoist instead. You have got a bigger problem with a 39' boat.
You need to permanently mark all the electrical, mechanical and hydraulic connections that come up from downstairs. My flybridge contained a plywood panel with labeled connector blocks. I made sure all electrical went through the panel. Keep the steering hydraulic sealed, don't remove the hoses. Take off the wheel and push the pump back through the mounting hole. With good marking and keeping the fasteners organized the job is not that hard.

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Re: 39 Sedan purchase & transport

Postby Joe » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:33 pm

The flybridge and the seat post will have to come off to even get close to 14. A 32 sedan ,bridge off, post off. No wheels ,no tires ,no axles on trailer . trailer on 4" equipment moving skates, No props, The keel and rudders were a 4x4 off the floor. I got it in to a 12' 4" door opening. rubbing. With the trailer complete . bridge and post off I was a little over 14' . Had to dodge the street lights.
1988 sedan flybridge. Black / White. 318 240 hp Aluminum aft deck hard top. Louisville Ky . Tartans landing. " KNOCKEFELLERS"

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Re: 39 Sedan purchase & transport

Postby MANTEC » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:17 pm

Did you consider taking it there on the water? (small segment of the Great Loop) Nothing to disassemble Fuel cost might work out favorable to hauling rates if you only run at trawler speed and it would be a nice little adventure. Just a thought.

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Re: 39 Sedan purchase & transport

Postby shade2u2 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:22 pm

MANTEC wrote:Did you consider taking it there on the water? (small segment of the Great Loop) Nothing to disassemble Fuel cost might work out favorable to hauling rates if you only run at trawler speed and it would be a nice little adventure. Just a thought.


I would love to do that but it looks like about 2500 miles and I don't have the time to complete it this year. It would probably cost as much in fuel as road transportation.
So far I do not have a delivery unload and launch facility near my dock. Now I am probably going to take it on the water from Lake St Clair to Cleveland area to load it there and truck it to the Ohio River. It would be a nice extended test ride. I tentatively have marinas at each end lined up. I actually will have that 100 miles on the water to start and then 150 miles from my land destination marina/port to get to my dock.
I should end up with the following multi modal transport:
100 miles on the lake + 175 miles on the road + 150 miles on the river to my dock.
There is a lot to coordinate but I think it will work out.
I know - I am probably crazy.

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Re: 39 Sedan purchase & transport

Postby shade2u2 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:30 pm

I have the transport, lift for flybridge at loading and delivery unload pretty well lined up. One issue is a lift for the flybridge at destination delivery.
About how much does the flybridge weigh? I also have a 100 lb radar arch on it that I hope not to remove but may have to.
How many folks and what methods can slide the flybridge back into place on top?
Thank you in advance for your help...
Here is the only crappy picture that shows most of the outside of the boat.
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1986 39 Sedan w/Crusader 454 & 1.92 drive.
1984 28 Express Hardtop FOR SALE
w/single 360 1.5:1 drive
Ohio and Muskingum Rivers (Marietta, OH)

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Re: 39 Sedan purchase & transport

Postby Joe » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:45 pm

Hello. This is what I did on my 32. First on the lower front deck run 2 2x4s front to rear ,on the lower deck hand rail. Use some pipe strap and wrap around the hand rails. Then cut a 2x4 across the front , and cut 2 legs for the front. to make a frame. Then on the flybridge remove the screws. lift up one side and slide a 2x4 front to rear and screw the bridge to the 2x4. do the same for the other side. This will give you a "handle" to lift the bridge off. You have to lift the bridge up high enough to get over the "Tube " the wires and shift cables and steering run through. Then sit the bridge on the lower frame you built, and screw it to it. The radar arch will have to come down . If I can find a pic I will post it. Joe
1988 sedan flybridge. Black / White. 318 240 hp Aluminum aft deck hard top. Louisville Ky . Tartans landing. " KNOCKEFELLERS"

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Re: 39 Sedan purchase & transport

Postby shade2u2 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:49 pm

Joe,
I'll take what ever pics and diagrams you can provide. I think I am following you but not sure.
Thank you a bunch....
John
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1986 39 Sedan w/Crusader 454 & 1.92 drive.
1984 28 Express Hardtop FOR SALE
w/single 360 1.5:1 drive
Ohio and Muskingum Rivers (Marietta, OH)

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Re: 39 Sedan purchase & transport

Postby Joe » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:53 pm

Not the best pics. I painted mine in 2012/13 All my pics are on a computer with a hard drive problem. This is when I first pulled it out to get started. I was about 14'6" tall. Had to dodge the traffic lights.
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Re: 39 Sedan purchase & transport

Postby Joe » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:58 pm

You really need 5 men. One in each corner and one to feed the cables and wires. On the ground 2 men can handle the bridge , butt its all you want.
1988 sedan flybridge. Black / White. 318 240 hp Aluminum aft deck hard top. Louisville Ky . Tartans landing. " KNOCKEFELLERS"

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Re: 39 Sedan purchase & transport

Postby Busia » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:32 am

I would see if there is a forklift or boom truck available. Faster and safer.
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