there are alot of options, than having a shop box and ship via ups...
(is that fedex...home or from store location?..i know in CA..if you shipped from a kinkos /fedex
to another .it was pretty reasonable)..it takes me maybe 2 hrs..$25 in materials from surf source or Home Depot
to box a 7-8'...quick 45 minute roundtrip drive to amtrak..easy peazy..
pm update...a 7.4 hull was shipped from RI to FLA..tuesday...got it friday morning...via amtrak
not a scratch...$64(w/insurance)..