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Like skeet reese wonder do he drive to n.y  for one  or fly his boat and gear there that's a lot  of driving from state to state for tournaments.

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1 hour ago, gbassman519 said:

Like skeet reese wonder do he drive to n.y  for one  or fly his boat and gear there that's a lot  of driving from state to state for tournaments.

Even if he won every tournament, he'd be hard pressed to afford flying the rig around. 

 

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lolol  was  just wondering how they  get those riggs to ea. tourney. that's got to be hard on them on the high way all the time.

 

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I'd bet they don't do the driving on the longer trips if they can afford to have someone else drive it for them.  

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3 hours ago, gbassman519 said:

Like skeet reese wonder do he drive to n.y  for one  or fly his boat and gear there that's a lot  of driving from state to state for tournaments.

Skeet pays a driver to haul his rig around to events. He flies in and out of places as necessary (home, sponsor appearances, etc.).

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On one of the FLW circuit breaker episodes JT Kenny was talking about how much it cost just for fuel for the boat and truck, I think it was upwards of $20,000! I imagine that’s why a lot of those guys are running Diesel engines, much better fuel economy than a gas engine and they handle the miles better. 

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I believe it's Gary Yamamoto that has a custom trailer that is hauled behind a RV that has 2 levels with his boat on top and truck on bottom. It even has custom rest for the power poles to deploy down on top of so they don't hit on overpasses or road signs. 

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I know tons of tour our pros from working with them over the years and most of them drive their rigs from tour stop to tour stop. They don't make enough money to be hiring people to do it or planes to fly it.

There are some that will hire people to drive their rigs when it is a really long drive like let's say Alabama to California or something like that (that is just an example).

Years ago Ish told me that he kept one boat in Georgia or Alabama and then another one on the west coast so he didn't have to haul a boat across the whole country. I am not sure if he still does that or not because I haven't talked to him in a long time.

 

But for the most part, if you see a pro's truck/boat going down the highway, they are either driving or sleeping somewhere inside the tow vehicle.

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