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Old 21-06-2011, 07:40   #31
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Is the Government Produce Exchange still operating on Potter's Cay dock?
Yes it is but it's slightly different from the "olden days". You used to be able to buy a $10 box of produce, you didn't know what was in it, different fruits and vegetables and no choice, just buy a box. The boxes are gone now and produce can be bought but there are minimum amounts (it's really a wholesale place). So if you're going, make sure you're with a few other cruisers so you can share the amounts. You really don't need five pounds of goat peppers!
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Re: Pirates in Bahamas ?

If you enjoy wine, bring your favourite, because it's likely either not available, or very expensive in the Bahamas. Beer is pricey only for you Yanks - we Canucks are used to those prices!
I found a few French wines in Bimini that were quite inexpensive tho, no idea what that was about. Rum - fill your boots, fill your bilges, fill your glass!
Water is available, usually quite good. It was 50 cents a gallon when I was last in Bimini, but was very high quality RO. btw, just bring a couple of collapsible jerry jugs, unless you're going into the out islands. There's water easily available in most places, you don't need to carry it on deck.
Soda? Bring what you'll drink, it's more expensive than Bahamian beer.
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Regarding Haitians attempting to get into the Bahamas. I saw, down in Ragged Island in the Jumentos, a 40 foot boat - wooden, no head, engine, deck, sunshade, etc., that carried well over 50 people over, when it started taking on water. Imagine the conditions after more than a week aboard this thing. I have photos, which I'll try to post. Some of you may remember the short article of mine SAIL ran a couple of years back on this story.
Thus - if you see one of these boats sailing, even if they attempt to get you to come over to them or appear to be in distress - DO NOT APPROACH. Instead, call BASRA or the US Coast Guard with the lat/long.
The danger is that these people may try to board your boat in trying to escape the boat they're on - the conditions under which they are sailing are horrendous and getting too close could endanger you.
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