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Old 11-09-2016, 18:15   #31
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Re: Buying in Florida, sailing back to Australia, Costs, regulations, customs.

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I've never managed the crossing in under 72 hours southbound on any boat and I've done it on quite a few.

I've only managed it northbound on my Belize (best time on the usual, slightly longer route inside Lizard is 65 hours).
Sigh ! There you go ruining a good story with facts.
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Old 11-09-2016, 18:23   #32
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Re: Buying in Florida, sailing back to Australia, Costs, regulations, customs.

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it's surprising last time through the top end we stayed close in and went to Seisha / met some cruisers that came in from Thursday isl /15nm from official new guinea to officially in Australia / the way the currents and tides are for some time they were having trouble staying in either place / the sea breeze came up and helped them out
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Re: Buying in Florida, sailing back to Australia, Costs, regulations, customs.

As of one year ago, the procedure was to send an e-mail to Customs including the usual data about name and registry of boat, port of departure, proposed port of entry, ETA (being >96 hours later) and crew details, including p/p info. This could be sent well in advance of departure. They send back a confirmation e-mail promptly, which you should save. If the departure and/or ETA change, they appreciate but do not demand an update. As always, if you keep t hem happy, things will go better for you.

AQIS is another matter! They do not require advance notice, but will charge you 385 AUD if you enter during 8-4 weekdays, double that other times, so timing is important!

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Hi....
A few years back I went with one of my oldest Buddies to the Caribbean to pick up his catamaran and sail it back to Australia. That is a story in itself but not for publication. The Cat did arrive back in Australia and I left it in Panama arguably missing the best bit, the Canal transit, the Galapagos and Polynesia and, for me the most important, the act of stepping off a boat having sailed the Pacific. Ever since then I have had a deep inner yen to do that passage, I have lived it in my daydreaming and REM. I also know I will die without doing it. It is easy to say ‘what the hell, you only live once, go do it and worry about the consequences later’ but by now you have reached the age of reason and responsibility, you cannot ‘desert’ your family, you cannot be selfish, you must be sensible and prudent. So now I live that dream vicariously through Youtube. I watch hours of debate about cat vs monohull, self-building and renovation, endless monologues about what it is like at a moment in time on a sea in a boat. I have learned a fistful of tricks, I can fix a diesel engine and sew a mainsail or install lazyjacks. I can vital a boat for the three-month crossing, set a drogue in a storm, read grib files and talk on SSB. But the odd thing is I could do those in the Cat I sailed on, I just didn’t think about them. Now, as I watch the internet movies I am starting to understand just how much I actually did know or learned from that 1,500 thousand nautical mile trip. The Pacific was just going to be the same but longer. I surf www Apollo Duck and find, every now and then, boats that will do the job going for a song because of someone else’s problems but because I live in Australia, I am too far from the real world to get there.

My mate did another thing, he sailed back with his children, a boy and a girl, (neither of which had any blue water experience) all grown up and going their own way. The boat was the magnet that pulled them together for a while in an adventure they would all never forget. That was, for him, the greatest gift of all and I get it. We both remember that is was very much a case of being the ‘trip’ rather than the places visited. I didn’t much care for the Caribbean islands as most of their population was being diddled by the few that managed with money that poured off the cruise boats. But I loved watching the rollers lifting the back of the boat, the surfing down the front of the waves, the navigation and arriving where and when you thought you would. I learned to live with the heat and found that holding onto things on a boat was 24 hour palates with the net result of losing 15 kilos and feeling fitter even if I did smoke then.
You cannot dream away those kilos and smells. Google maps gets you anywhere without effort and who cares if it rains on a car. I thank your God for my access to Youtube, my dreamweaver and look forward in high expectation to your video on your sailing adventure.


Script edited from my audio blog. The information you seek is books and pages long but findable. Everyone will have their opinion, don't do anything without your eyes wide open, plan for the worst and make yourself ready. Take it in small bites like Sushi; in the end you will eat the miles and find yourself in Oz stepping off on the wharf and saying 'I did that'. Don't do what I did and let it pass, I promise you you will regret it but don't even think about it unless you dream it! Good Luck


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AQIS is another matter! They do not require advance notice, but will charge you 385 AUD if you enter during 8-4 weekdays, double that other times, so timing is important!

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I was pleasantly surprised in March this year to find that they've recently reduced the fees. It only cost me $160.
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Re: Buying in Florida, sailing back to Australia, Costs, regulations, customs.

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Thanks eveyone for all the replies. made for some interesting reading.
i was going to sail from sydney to the caribbean but thought of flying there buying a boat and spend the season cruising.
storms and little sleep dont scare me, but the thought of bloody red tape and all the hand outs has me lost in a sea of mud.
after researching this for two years i really should of focused more on the taxes, duty, transfers and registration processes...
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Hi....
A few years back I went with one of my oldest Buddies to the Caribbean to pick up his catamaran and sail it back to Australia. That is a story in itself but not for publication. The Cat did arrive back in Australia and I left it in Panama arguably missing the best bit, the Canal transit, the Galapagos and Polynesia and, for me the most important, the act of stepping off a boat having sailed the Pacific. Ever since then I have had a deep inner yen to do that passage, I have lived it in my daydreaming and REM. I also know I will die without doing it. It is easy to say ‘what the hell, you only live once, go do it and worry about the consequences later’ but by now you have reached the age of reason and responsibility, you cannot ‘desert’ your family, you cannot be selfish, you must be sensible and prudent. So now I live that dream vicariously through Youtube. I watch hours of debate about cat vs monohull, self-building and renovation, endless monologues about what it is like at a moment in time on a sea in a boat. I have learned a fistful of tricks, I can fix a diesel engine and sew a mainsail or install lazyjacks. I can vital a boat for the three-month crossing, set a drogue in a storm, read grib files and talk on SSB. But the odd thing is I could do those in the Cat I sailed on, I just didn’t think about them. Now, as I watch the internet movies I am starting to understand just how much I actually did know or learned from that 1,500 thousand nautical mile trip. The Pacific was just going to be the same but longer. I surf www Apollo Duck and find, every now and then, boats that will do the job going for a song because of someone else’s problems but because I live in Australia, I am too far from the real world to get there.

My mate did another thing, he sailed back with his children, a boy and a girl, (neither of which had any blue water experience) all grown up and going their own way. The boat was the magnet that pulled them together for a while in an adventure they would all never forget. That was, for him, the greatest gift of all and I get it. We both remember that is was very much a case of being the ‘trip’ rather than the places visited. I didn’t much care for the Caribbean islands as most of their population was being diddled by the few that managed with money that poured off the cruise boats. But I loved watching the rollers lifting the back of the boat, the surfing down the front of the waves, the navigation and arriving where and when you thought you would. I learned to live with the heat and found that holding onto things on a boat was 24 hour palates with the net result of losing 15 kilos and feeling fitter even if I did smoke then.
You cannot dream away those kilos and smells. Google maps gets you anywhere without effort and who cares if it rains on a car. I thank your God for my access to Youtube, my dreamweaver and look forward in high expectation to your video on your sailing adventure.


Script edited from my audio blog. The information you seek is books and pages long but findable. Everyone will have their opinion, don't do anything without your eyes wide open, plan for the worst and make yourself ready. Take it in small bites like Sushi; in the end you will eat the miles and find yourself in Oz stepping off on the wharf and saying 'I did that'. Don't do what I did and let it pass, I promise you you will regret it but don't even think about it unless you dream it! Good Luck



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Thanks for the 'Like'. Dreamtime is a big Australian tradition although our First Nation people have their own unique slant of what that means. For me it is the trying to imagine the dream coming true and you know, it may one day. There is a Cat I like in Spain owned by a fastidious owner and well founded if old but well priced. Who knows, someone might read this and say 'you know what that dream is on my bucket list, why not take the plunge. 3 people buy the boat, sail it to Australia and sell the boat. Pretty good chance we would get the money back. Costs incurred on the drip divided by three. Simple model but find those two others is not easy. Still you never know. Maybe that Dreamtime will pay off. If you know of anyone who fancies exploring this idea, let me know. The boat would be purchased this Nor Hem Winter and leave Spain for the double Ocean crossing in December 2017. Ooo Roo. B
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