Sailboat transport safety tips
- Make sure your sailboat mast is down and properly secure to your boat.
- Make sure all loose items are secure so they will not move around while traveling.
- Make sure the trailer that the sailboat is going to sit on is strong enough to hold the weight of your sailboat.
- Make sure the tires are roadworthy (no dry rot, tread good, and the ply of the tires are high ply)
- Make sure lights on trailer are all in working condition
- Make sure if over 8ft 6in wide overside load signs are mounted on back.
- Make sure the truck you are pulling the trailer with meets the pull weight rating required to tow your trailer.
- Make sure the tongue of the trailer has a breakaway switch on it.
- Make sure the tongue of the trailer has 2 safety chains on it.
- Make sure the sail boat is secure to the trailer.
- Make sure you plan your route (know where you are going) do not trust all gp. GPS are made mostly for car driving and not for trailer pulling. Some areas might have restrictions for pulling an overwide or overheight trailer.
- If you are not going to be the one transporting your sailboat hire a professional company like us.
Call 800-462-0038 for a free sailboat shipping price quote. You may also click on the get my quote button just below to receive your cost.