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#1 Doc Willie

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:41 AM

A club half way across the country wants the base of my disassemble Coulter 13.1" dob. What is the cheapest, easiest way to ship this heavy mother?

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:11 PM

most of the bases can be disassembled for shipping. This makes it easier to pack and more likely to arrive safely but not any cheaper to ship. Don T.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

Might be easier and cheaper just to build one. Extremely basic design and construction!

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

I had a Coulter 10 (blue model). Is the base already apart?
Mine was glued, stapled, and painted-together particle board. NOT intended for disassembly. I would seriously recommend making precise tracings of each piece on cardboard or posterboard and send them instead. The mount should be made of 3/4" baltic birch plywood or other good ply with some lightening holes. It will be nicer, lighter, stronger, and more-easily made.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:55 PM

what size is it boxed and how much does it weigh?

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

Size is about 18" x 18" x 28". Weighs about 30 lbs.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:30 PM

Size is about 18" x 18" x 28". Weighs about 30 lbs.


You can ship it "Parcel Post" from any U.S. Post Office (USPS) halfway across the country for around $27.00 ... check out the postage calculators at UPS (www.ups.com) Fedex (www.fedex.com) and the Post Office (www.usps.com) for the exact amount. I almost always send shipments from the Post Office ... cheaper, faster, safer and more convenient ... at least from my experiences.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:50 AM

Size is about 18" x 18" x 28". Weighs about 30 lbs.


This is a red tube?

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:42 AM

Size is about 18" x 18" x 28". Weighs about 30 lbs.


This is a red tube?

Jon


It was. What difference does that make? I am only shipping the base.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:14 PM

If you ship it, have it double boxed.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:46 PM

you can ship with greyhound too.


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