Perhaps some enterprising pranksters could get fifty or a hundred tape measures custom made in China
. "Official Bahamian port of Entry Marine
Admeasure Tape" with each foot actually 13-1/2" long. (Blame it on Chinese quality control.)
Then you mail one to each port of entry in an official packet that says THIS ADMEASURE TAPE MUST BE USED TO PHYSICALLY MEASURE ANY VESSEL CLAIMING TO BE LESS THAN 35 FEET OVERALL LENGTH BY ORDER TO THE MINISTRY. FAILURE TO USE AN OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED ADMEASURE TAPE WILL RESULT IN STRINGENT CONSEQUENCES INCLUDING FINES AND SUSPENSION FROM DUTY.
I'd betcha you get half the fellas to be using them without question right away.
Karma's a real b|tch, ain't it?