Wednesday, July 17, 2013
A rough week with a good ending. I checked a previous quote for shipping the keel to Hawaii and the cost went up 3x. I almost keeled over. I checked further with other carriers and it only got worse. With prices in the $600.00 range I settled myself by thinking that this is what they charge to ship me to Hawaii and I am self loading. Things changed with some helpful input from a friend and I am going to ship the mold in a cardboard box, well wrapped. The casting house said that is fine and that they can strap the finished piece to a pallet and send it off. A quote for the return pallet came in at $250.00 so the show is on! If anyone needs a really nice crate for storing a Flying Fifteen keel I have got a deal for you.