The pictures and e-mail messages below were reproduced with permission from Richard Crain of Talkeetna, Alaska.
The messages and pictures were sent after receiving our C-60 sled which we built, dis-assembled and packaged for mailing.
Depending on the size of sled chosen , mailing rates range from $125-$150 (for Zone 8- West Coast and Alaska) as of this writing (2/21/06). The crating and shipping of this same sled, intact, to Alaska via FedEx would cost about $350.
Subject to future postal rate changes and international rules*
message #1: 30 minutes after returning from the Post Office!! Got the first 3 boxes and couldn't wait. Your pictures were excellent and the packaging was first rate...everything arrived with no damage. There was no trouble with alignment and fitting all the parts (very professional millwork). We are anxiously awaiting the two runner packages (hard to tell, I'm sure). Kristen's young leader is a reluctant passenger. Thanks for all your efforts; it must have been a lot of work to get it shipped. We certainly appreciate all you have done.
message #2: Runners arrived in good condition on Saturday, we installed them on Sunday and Kristen tested them. Sled pulls very well (0 deg F.) We need to finish fitting out but are very happy with performance
*Sled runners and any items over 60" cannot be mailed to most European and foreign countries-must be sent FedEx.