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Old 09-10-2008, 00:05   #1
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Sydney Customs great!!!!!!

Every wanker from the begining of the Pacific to the end has warned us about clearing into Sydney as the customs officials are meant to be the most crappy, evil, draconian bastards that ever lived.

Well let me tell you... and let it be saved and indexed here on the net that... the Sydney Customs are the nicest and friendliest mob you could ever meet!
Quarantien costs $240 which is the worlds highest, but they guy we had was wonderful!

So like so much other stuff you hear from cruisers: filter it! They may be talking about an isolated instance of a difficulty etc. As a mob of people that we delt with the Small Boat Office in Sydney is terrific


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Old 09-10-2008, 00:14   #2
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Good to hear that, and in fact it is not the highest.
We paid more last year entering Croatia.
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Old 09-10-2008, 00:26   #3
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Lock up your daughters there, unfortunately. Sad case in the news now.
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Every wanker from the begining of the Pacific to the end has warned us about clearing into Sydney as the customs officials are meant to be the most crappy, evil, draconian bastards that ever lived.

Well let me tell you... and let it be saved and indexed here on the net that... the Sydney Customs are the nicest and friendliest mob you could ever meet!
Quarantien costs $240 which is the worlds highest, but they guy we had was wonderful!

So like so much other stuff you hear from cruisers: filter it! They may be talking about an isolated instance of a difficulty etc. As a mob of people that we delt with the Small Boat Office in Sydney is terrific


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Send an e-mail to the Coastal Passage! A bit of positive press about Aus Customs would make a nice change. IF your letter made it to print.
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So they gave you a bit of a break on the import duty did they? ie they went with your low valuation of your boat?
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:37   #6
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Hey, Mark.

Congratulations on completing your voyage! We'll look forward to hearing more about it after you settle back in to civilization (or whatever you Aussie's call it there).
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Great job Mark I was wondering what had become of you. Good luck settling back into life in OZ.
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. Good luck settling back into life in OZ.
We aint setteling back into life here. We head out in 3 weeks to cruise up the coast

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Yah, I would love to hear how your trip was from the islands back to OZ. We plan on doing that "milk run" when we get our boat. Any and all information on that route is always appreciated!!

Glad to see that you guys are back and safe!!
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I made a new thread for this reply

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f90/what-9-000-miles-taught-me-20217.html#post215017




I learned a lot and would do things a bit differently on some legs next time. (This should prolly go in another post somewhere)
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