Originally Posted by zboss
Well, this is my fault. We changed the hailing port on our boat when we moved to florida
but I did not realize that this required a whole new USCG documentation.
We were planning on going to the Bahamas but I now know that we won't be getting my real documentation for many months (I just spoke to the CG and they just started send out docs for applications received in July). In the meantime they are issuing temporary documentation.
Has anyone successfully entered the Bahamas using their temporary documentation?
To the Bahamas, no problem. We did it. People do it all the time. When people in South Florida get new boats, especially sportsfisher boats, they like to head
across. So the Bahamas, especially Bimini
, are very familiar and fine with it. Other countries, I'm afraid the ease varies based on specific location and agent. But generally state registration is accepted. The only people who I've heard of encountering problems are those in states that don't register documented boats. Even in their cases the temporary documentation should be ok, but sometimes the first agent doesn't see it that way.