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Old 21-12-2010, 10:20   #301
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Is there a list of countries that are the most annoying to check in and out of???
I do believe this has more to do with the officers on border/custom duties, than with countries. May be except baksheesh countries...
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Old 21-12-2010, 10:32   #302
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Is there a list of countries that are the most annoying to check in and out of???
LOL..... any country that does not do it as fast or the way you'd like them too...
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Old 21-12-2010, 11:18   #303
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Is there a list of countries that are the most annoying to check in and out of???

Based on years of CF reading I would say ALL of them since no one wants to have to check-in.
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Old 21-12-2010, 15:37   #304
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Would somebody tell all the Med sailors cruising is on the decline. I might then finally get the odd Marina berth from time to time

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Would somebody tell all the Med sailors cruising is on the decline. I might then finally get the odd Marina berth from time to time

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Ok... I know its bitchy... 70% never leave the dock more than 10 days a year if that... its the floating condo/cottage.. minimum legal hassle and more secure than buying a house.. impresses hell outa the folks back home..
A boat at homes one thing... but a liveaboard in holidayville.... thats something
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Ok... I know its bitchy... 70% never leave the dock more than 10 days a year if that... its the floating condo/cottage.. minimum legal hassle and more secure than buying a house.. impresses hell outa the folks back home..
A boat at homes one thing... but a liveaboard in holidayville.... thats something
Why does that mean they arnt cruisers during that 10 days when they do leave the dock. I don't get the drift of your argument.


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A factual comment does not an arguement make.... I was based in Andalucia and the Balearics for over 3yrs and we were on the move 9mths of the year between Gib and Minorca... get to know a few folks and a lot of boats... lots rarely unfurled the sails when they went out... chug to the bay drop the hook for the w/end and back to their berth..
if the ratio's were reversed and more live aboard folk moved about you'd maybe start finding berths here and there...

Could it be thats what the OP had in mind... they're no longer cruising boats... just houseboats
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Old 22-12-2010, 04:58   #309
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Gotta define cruising

I'd say the essence is being on the move most of the time. The rest is boating. And that's fine until what the boating traffic will bear prices/shuts out the travelers due to the cost or the lack of facilities, or even whether you can anchor within a reasonable distance from shore access.
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The Essence-

Thought a lot about a definition of “cruising”—Herr Capitan Bruce (Van Sant) has an interesting approach, in his book “The Thornless Path….”—he begins with Globetrotter through Camper- Mingler-Island Hopper to Passage Maker.

Great Fun, and True—my meager addition…. is to simplify—-

Cruising is to understand the present and future weather for a radius of 100 miles and to survive-- the vessel variations….with style-

A contrast for understanding…would be coal mining (underground)-a couple miles under the hill, with low coal and bad top—like your Vessel in shoal water…it is mind over matter-fear will rule you-or you will rule it.
Like the passage though a rocky inlet -course, speed of action and direction-brings the satisfying state of mind…. Cruising.

Conclusion- Distrust labels and imperious attitudes-anyone can identify their program as captain, or coal miner--
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The power to TAX- is the power to destroy-

In 2004, Florida ranked as the top state for boat registrations with over
946,000 boats registered. The recreational boating industry is a substantial contributor to the nation’s economy with expenditures on recreational marine products and services of over $37 billion in 2005 alone. In addition, the Florida Legislature recently determined that the annual economic impact of boating on the state of Florida was $14 billion.

Purpose of this post is to support the general premise- that the sweat, strain, bruises, and hard earned money that BOATIN demands….. deserves protection.

That any politician who grabs for the brass of a cruising vessel is eating the seed corn and is betraying his office and his country’s best interest.

That like the Interstate Highways—Vessels should be able to access ports without burdensome costs—
………………..The Greeks discovered 3,000 years ago, as a matter of philosophy—Guests are Welcome.

Challenge to the OZ Cruising Community—Discover the name of the bureaucrat who proposed the tax on vessels-Publish the name and agency name on this forum—or in the local newspaper, letters to the editor.
I heard the water Cops in New Smyrna Beach, Florida were making cruisers feel unwelcome. I just found an ad in a Comox BC paper encouraging tourists to spend their winters there. And they had a toll free number!
Any cruisers who have something to say to the New Smyrna Beach tourist industry about the non welcome their water cops are giving waterborn tourists can phone toll free 1-800-541-9621.
Even if you don't plan on sailing there, being a cruiser gives you a responsibility to stand up for other cruisers. And it's toll free, meaning they are asking for your input, and that of your other cruising friends and family members..
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I heard the water Cops in New Smyrna Beach, Florida were making cruisers feel unwelcome. I just found an ad in a Comox BC paper encouraging tourists to spend their winters there. And they had a toll free number!
Any cruisers who have something to say to the New Smyrna Beach tourist industry about the non welcome their water cops are giving waterborn tourists can phone toll free 1-800-541-9621.
Even if you don't plan on sailing there, being a cruiser gives you a responsibility to stand up for other cruisers. And it's toll free, meaning they are asking for your input, and that of your other cruising friends and family members..
Good one, Brent!

If it was an international toll free, I'd give 'em an earful!

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………………..The Greeks discovered 3,000 years ago, as a matter of philosophy—Guests are Welcome.
And I think the Guests after been ripped off said. “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts”

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Good one, Brent!

If it was an international toll free, I'd give 'em an earful!

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... It used to be free to email the prime minister.
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