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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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can't let their gills dry out.


Ah...good to know.


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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
We transported over 1000 pounds before but not quite as far in a rented enclosed metal uhaul trailor(or truck). Packed the bottom with ice and top. The enclosure acts as a fridge.


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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
Apply ice as needed.


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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
Thats the only way I see it getting done son.


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TheDeathValley
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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My buddy owns a seafood shop that sends crawfish all around the country. They use Southwest Cargo to ship nationwide. I’d give them a call and see how they package it. Crawfish always come in fresh however they do it.



100% this

When I was in grad school in Georgia I would have my parents buy them local and have them shipped and it was effortless and relatively cheap and those bastards are pros.


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hob
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles

What about building a box from 1" foam board insulation and duct tape first then use the ice and tarps? The seams would leak so the water could get out.



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TheFonz
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
What you need is The Bandit, Snowman, and Fred.

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geaux4a
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
Welt?


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DuckManiak
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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Are you going to start the conversation off as: “hey man, this baw on Tigerdroppings...”

I'd just ask how they ship live seafood, but that's just me.
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Ash Williams
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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19 hours is 2-3 days of drive.


Pfft

I could drive 19 hours in 14 hours. Tops.


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stat19
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
Damn Yankees won't know what to do with Louisiana ditch cuisine.


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S1C EM
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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Drain the water as the ice melts?


Or......or..........maybe.......dry ice?


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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
I've made it a little south of Madison in 17, don't be a pussy.


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Dizz
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
Since it appears you have way to many crawfish but you got them for free. Sell 6 or 7 of those sacks. Then use the money to get them shipped to Wisc. Or blow it on hookers at the truck stops its up to you.


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CHEDBALLZ
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
You have a truck?


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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
Keep the ice bagged. Again the enclosed metal trailer acts as a fridge so the ice will melt slower and the water will just drain slowly from the back/bottom of trailer.


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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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How will adding water to ice make it last longer?


Cooling effect with the moving air. Evaporative. Plus the crawfish need to stay damp.



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glhunter
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
I make a crawfish run once a year to my brothers restaurant in Canton Ga (North Atlanta). I usually bring between 10 and 14 sacks. I can fit 14 max in the back of my truck with a cargo carrier also. Get as many 120qt ice chests (2 sacks in each chest) you can. Place a towel on top each sack then topped with ice. Leave the drain open and put a 2x4 under the ice chests to keep them on a angle to let the water drain out. As long as they are damp and cold you will be fine.


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Bushwackers
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
When we did it this way we had the sacks in the back of the trailer for almost 24 hrs and they came out fine.


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cajunbuck
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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Cover the bed of your truck with ice. Lay sacks down on ice. Put more Loose ice around sacks. Get a big painters drop cloth and wet it, then put it on top. Throw some ice on top of it. Stop every so often to hose them down and add ice.



this is pretty much spot on, although i would substitute the painters cloth for harbor freight moving blankets. close to the cab as possible, ice on bottom, ice on top, covered with moving blankets and rock on. we do it all the time


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