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Old 29-08-2013, 11:14   #1
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Getting Paid to Transport Things

I would think cruising around would create an opportunity to transport things for others to generate at least some income.
I was looking at uship and wondering if there is a marketplace particularly for cruisers to get stuff moved.
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Would those goods then be considered as being on a 'slow boat from China'? LOL
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Re: Getting Paid to Transport Things

Lots of people making money transporting "things" from Columbia to other countries...

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Re: Getting Paid to Transport Things

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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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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Would those goods then be considered as being on a 'slow boat from China'? LOL
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Indeed! And that gives me an idea, use 'slowboatfromchina.com'
Looks like it is available.
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You mean smuggling?

Yeah, plenty of money to be made.
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You mean smuggling?

Yeah, plenty of money to be made.


I am sure you meant snuggling, right? Given your present location. Some people get paid a lot for snuggling.
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Do tell
how much time do you really have,

Carry freight legally is a professionals job , leave it to them .


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It seems to me that Slocum was lost carrying a big corral head..if he couldn't do it I know I can't.
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Probably the best "thing" to transport would be people, legally of course, put out an ad saying you would be in port a heading to port b, charge X number of dollar for passage from port a to port b or someplace in between. Make sure they are legal as in proper passports or other documents.
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Re: Getting Paid to Transport Things

that is done free here by cruisers who volunteer to bring items from certain chandleries to those of us in mexico who have ordered parts from them, also between cruisers who trust each other.
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Probably the best "thing" to transport would be people, legally of course, put out an ad saying you would be in port a heading to port b, charge X number of dollar for passage from port a to port b or someplace in between. Make sure they are legal as in proper passports or other documents.

have you heard of the term "passenger boat". then if you wouldnt mind look up the associated regulations in whatever country youd like to be based

not to mind the insurance issues.

Jeeez, where do people think we are, the 1750s off tahiti !

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have you heard of the term "passenger boat". then if you wouldnt mind look up the associated regulations in whatever country youd like to be based

not to mind the insurance issues.

Jeeez, where do people think we are, the 1750s off tahiti !

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Hey when I said people might be the best thing, what I meant was best out of the other thing mentioned, i.e. drugs. Sure there are regulations, but if you are giving someone a ride from point a to point b and getting paid cash, what are the chances the officials will find out? I would think fairly low.

And you really don't need to be so sarcastic about it.
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Re: Getting Paid to Transport Things

My goodness, next thing you know wily cruisers will be calling paying passengers 'guests' or 'BFF' to avoid those same rules, regs and taxes when on passage [between airport equipped ports].
I hope it never comes to that!
I think Jack was referring to inanimate packages to ill serviced destinations though, not really competing with Fedex or Cunard.
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