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Old 30-03-2012, 23:20   #121
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The common practice is to stop in the Bahamas first then go to the states and never argue about laws and regulations cause even the people who are arguing with you have laws and regulations they dislike.......we are all human and all have this common bond.
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Old 31-03-2012, 00:47   #122
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Re: Cuba - Warning non-American boats

Nnow that this thread has drifted toward Canadian waters, can I ask a serious question?

I'm less concerned about having to get a Canadian Operators permit than I am about my booze. If I go up north this year with my normal ships supplies (5 cases of beer, 2 cases of wine, and 10 liters of rum), are they going to give me any problems?? Will I have to give half of it to the customs guys (that's what they wanted in Sri Lanka and Fiji)? Will they bring beer sniffing dogs on board?
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Old 31-03-2012, 00:55   #123
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I think it is a customary 25% of your beer- cause we have lots up here and 50% of your rum.
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Old 31-03-2012, 03:45   #124
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Re: Cuba - Warning non-American boats

Donradcliffe,

I've never sailed into Canada, but the universal practice is that the customs folks will ask you to declare any alcohol and tobacco onboard. There will be a limit to what you can bring into the country duty-free (e.g. 2 liters of booze per person and 200 cigarettes). Anything above the limit is subject to duty and customs fees, but not confiscation.

In the countries we've visited, we've sometimes been over the limits, but we've never been charged any customs fees. If it's clear that the booze is for your own personal use and not for selling to the locals, the worst case would be you'd have to pay them a few bucks in fees.
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Re: Cuba - Warning non-American boats

Is this thread about cruising Canada or Cuba? Please stay on topic
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Old 31-03-2012, 05:47   #126
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Is this thread about cruising Canada or Cuba? Please stay on topic

But what is the topic?
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Old 31-03-2012, 05:56   #127
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, sailnkdbob.
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I thought Cuba was in Canada ....somewhere near Kansas.
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Let's all just get along.  it's a small world after all, it's a small world after all.(I know everyone would now be ignoring the thread & throwing things at me!!! )

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Old 31-03-2012, 09:21   #130
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Let's all just get along.  it's a small world after all, it's a small world after all.(I know everyone would now be ignoring the thread & throwing things at me!!! )

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Yeah right! Unfortunately that lets all get along thing does not work. What does work is getting together to find ways to circumvent the laws and regulations and sharing the information with r fellow navigators. For example have you ever Payed cash to avoid taxes?
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Never had to pay any CASH !! but have given gifts to a few Officials over the years. Bout 20 yrs ago Connie and I were cruiseing in the French Islands, and had a customs agent that had a drink of my Special Black Jamaican Rum !! He fell in love!! so I gave him a bottle, and we sailed around for 9 mos every island we could find ! with a hand written letter from this agent to other agents there, never had a single problem!! can't really read french but it sure worked !!Im sure hes retired by now ! but if I go back I hope his kid works there now !! LOL ya never know if a GIFT will be properly excepted, but it cant hurt most times to offer a drink! sorta depends on the demener of the officers !! Just a thought !!
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Re: Cuba - Warning non-American boats

Not very informative, but very entertaining! Kind of like the major "news" networks...a lot of spin with very little helpful/useful information. More chest pounding please...regardless of your nationality.

To those that have posted in a respectful manner with information relavant to cruising here on the "cruisersforum", Thanks!
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The politics being expressed here have no place in this forum. There sure seems to be few thin skinned folks. Americans can't sail to Cuba, we can. End of story. To characterise those that visit Cuba as supporting a " regime" could be used to tar people visiting half the countries in the world. Because I very very seriously disagree with your views, I actually don't want to express it here as this isn't the place. Europeans( and by extension OzandNZ) have a very different view of the world to Americans( perhaps we have experienced a bit more history and seen more sides of the story etc) . But we don't criticise you for sailing to certain places. )

Please leave rantings about "dictators " etc for elsewhere.

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GORDMAY: Thanks from downtown. I hope your snow has stopped & you can see the tops of the masts by now.

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Re: Cuba - Warning non-American boats

When I sail to Cuba on my US documented boat Captained by a British national with a German deckhand, French cook and Cuban exile cabin boy should I use a Danforth or Rocna anchor. Additionally, I would like to know what type and caliber firearm would best be suited for the various ports around Cuba.

I currently own a monohull but wouldn't mind advice on the merits of multi vs. mono.

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