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Old 29-08-2013, 16:30   #16
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Re: Getting Paid to Transport Things

A good example is transport of a 50ft mast. Not a job for FedEx. Won't even fit in a 40ft container.
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Re: Getting Paid to Transport Things

There is always an opportunity to work the gray areas, usually the risk is not worth the reward. If you are taking packages, you may fall in with the wrong type and end up in jail for the crime of being ignorant of what you are carrying. The other possible scenario is you could end up hauling Pringles potato chips to the stranded Sports Illustrated swim suit models. More likely could get knocked in the head and get your boat taken from you. If you choose to follow through, just be careful and keep both eyes open.
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Old 29-08-2013, 16:55   #18
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Thai Hookers into Macau and Japan?
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Old 29-08-2013, 17:24   #19
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When do we leave?
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Old 02-09-2013, 17:49   #20
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Re: Getting Paid to Transport Things

So it looks like there is not a website where people can coordinate transport of goods by cruiser. I assume because nobody wants or needs one.

I could use some balsa wood tree trunks from Ecuador, anyone in Ecuador coming
back to the US with some space available?

Is there a website for smuggling? I might want to signup if its pays really well.
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Hiya Nimble! Whoever is going to bring these wood trunks will go through a lot of legalese/regulations, not to mention quarantine and expensive tests for wood beatles and rot. You'd wish life was so simple; it is not!

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Hiya Nimble! Whoever is going to bring these wood trunks will go through a lot of legalese/regulations, not to mention quarantine and expensive tests for wood beatles and rot. You'd wish life was so simple; it is not!

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pffft. i will meet them out in international waters to pick them up.
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Worked small coastal frieghters in the PNW hauling stuff to logging camps, small settlements and a few government contracts. Paid well, vessel was about 150 tons, occasional passengers but only took one trip across the US/Canada boder to Alaska. The hassle crossing border with cargo paperwork-wise was too much... never did it twice.
Used to be able to make a fair living when the salmon weren't running... Phil
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So it looks like there is not a website where people can coordinate transport of goods by cruiser. I assume because nobody wants or needs one.

I could use some balsa wood tree trunks from Ecuador, anyone in Ecuador coming
back to the US with some space available?

Is there a website for smuggling? I might want to signup if its pays really well.
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I wont even begin to tell you about the various rules and regs and unions and officials and customs .. that get involved once you have freight on board.


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One can not use a US documented boat for "coastwise" business if the boat was made in another country ,such as a canadian made boat like a C&C can not be used for giving tours in US waters..(there may be a waiver in place now for carrying passengers ,not cargo)
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So it looks like there is not a website where people can coordinate transport of goods by cruiser. I assume because nobody wants or needs one.

I could use some balsa wood tree trunks from Ecuador, anyone in Ecuador coming
back to the US with some space available?

Is there a website for smuggling? I might want to signup if its pays really well.
There is a website for such activity..google :TOR(I think thats correct)
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Old 02-09-2013, 18:46   #27
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People have been transporting cargo on boats since the dawn of time. Take a look at "The Law of the Sea" by William McFee. You should be able to fine a copy at abebooks.com. The book touches on issues like cargo manafest, insurance and flagging. It will be a good start for you.
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Old 02-09-2013, 18:51   #28
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being patronizing now I see.
I think 53 years has taught me a few things,
not how to illegally transport goods, there must be a website for that?

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I wont even begin to tell you about the various rules and regs and unions and officials and customs .. that get involved once you have freight on board.


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Dude its not that bad. I import goods into Canada all the time. Sure it costs a bit in customs and there is some paperwork but its not that bad especially if you go through a broker.

The only way I could really see making good money is if you were transporting large items, like machinery etc. No one wants to create a hold on their cruising boat to stuff dried fish, or tarantula covered bananas into.

A lot of the people in the old circumnavigating books ie Tania Aebe's "Maden Voyage" would smuggle alcohol for cash.

Also wasn't there a guy on here about a year ago converting a dhow to work off of Saudi Arabia or something? That was pretty cool.

I used to work on small coastwise boats in Maine that would bring goods out to the Islands in Penobscot Bay but everyone and their grandma wants that "romantic" job. Until it blows 40 in February!
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you got that right, unbusted!... Working the water in winter north of 52 degrees builds character I was told... too stupid to question that at the time. Phil
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