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Old 04-02-2013, 17:01   #1
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I have a question on customs. When you enter many of the countries down here in the Caribbean, one of the questions asked is what type of GPS you have on board. Other than if it is stolen and they think they might be able to recover it, or an old question when there was only a few around. What is this for. I only put one down, although I must have 4 or 5 on the boat in different instruments that I use. Thanks Aloisius
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Old 04-02-2013, 17:13   #2
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Re: Customs questions

It's so you don't sell it to a local. If you haven't declared all of them you're in trouble.
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Now I understand. Funny now that ipads, cell phones, computers have them built in though. Question seems outdated. I have never heard of them being sold, or the motors you have to state you have. I do hear about the motors being stolen though.
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Re: Customs questions

They want to know if you have a transceiver built in your GPS, like many of the truckers and cargo ships have. Not only the GPS tells you where you're at, but it also tells your boss where you're at. This type of GPS has other uses that worry customs. Mauritz
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Now I understand. Funny now that ipads, cell phones, computers have them built in though. Question seems outdated. I have never heard of them being sold, or the motors you have to state you have. I do hear about the motors being stolen though.
All bureaucracy is outdated nowadays with the rapid advance of technology. Some even antiquated. In the Bahamas they still use carbon paper when clearing in. Remember carbon paper?
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Its a holdover from when GPS were expensive. Just remember the first rule of filling out customs forms. Put something in every box--accuracy and making sense are secondary.
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