Wow. Fantastic discussion thanks everybody!! To answer a little discrepancy a few post up, he's not carrying drugs, just sailing gloves and oilskins!
But actually, this is 100% a matter of convenience for me and the vessel. It's a delivery
, and it's already taken too long, and we have a weather
window. I want to absolutely minimize time in Turks and we have 9.5ft draft
so it's going to be a headache to get in anyway.
According to my Navionics charts
it looks like I can probably get in on the north side, in between the reef and island. To the northeast there's a little channel with "marina" marked that should give me 10-11ft the whole way in if I hug the port side. I haven't had the time yet to figure out which marina that is yet....will tonight though.
The comment on "less than 24 hours stay" are most interesting to me, and that applies to us. I also had no idea Radio
Provo will track and hail us on VHF
on our approach as well! That seems very useful and I hope they're a good local resource as we approach.
I intend to be very clear with the authorities on my intentions, no sneaky exchanges here. We simply want to pick up a crew member and get in and out as quickly as possible. No funny
business....it just seems like we're looking at an entire morning/afternoon to clear our six crew and vessel in if we have to check in, then check out a few hours later.
I've tried calling their office and had no response, will try US Embassy in Nassau
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