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Old 09-11-2010, 12:55   #1
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What is involved when leaving the east coast of the USA after purchasing a yacht then sailing back home to Australia? Do you need certain qualifications? Can you just leave when ready and customs has checked you out?
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Say 'Ta Ta' slowly, turn the lights out, and watch their average IQ plumet as you leave.


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Say 'Ta Ta' slowly, turn the lights out, and watch their average IQ plumet as you leave.
A kiwi politician is reputed to have said that ".... when kiwis leave NZ for Oz, the average IQ of both countries goes up".

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The only thing I'd suggest getting is a Zarpe. Most countries don't ask for them but I've been hearing strange rumors about Mexico wanting one. The US Zarpe is free but you have to ask for it.

Have a great passage. Panama, Belize, and Colombia can capture your heart. Passing through the Panama Canal is an experience not to be missed, especially in a small boat.
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Old 09-11-2010, 14:31   #5
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What is involved when leaving the east coast of the USA after purchasing a yacht then sailing back home to Australia? Do you need certain qualifications? Can you just leave when ready and customs has checked you out?
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Don't need qualifications.
A broker (if involved) could be helpful with change of flag etc.
Lisa Borkowski was recommended to me by another member:
ASAP Marine Documentation & Registration, Inc.
lisa@asapmarinedocs.com

have spoken to her and concur she is extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
Have a great sail...
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The only thing I'd suggest getting is a Zarpe. Most countries don't ask for them but I've been hearing strange rumors about Mexico wanting one. The US Zarpe is free but you have to ask for it.

Have a great passage. Panama, Belize, and Colombia can capture your heart. Passing through the Panama Canal is an experience not to be missed, especially in a small boat.
I'd grab the Zarpe as well. Takes 20 minutes at customs.
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Okay.... I give in.... I'll play the silly guessing game...
"Whats a Zarpe...."
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Okay.... I give in.... I'll play the silly guessing game...
"Whats a Zarpe...."
Official document from the country you're departing from saying you're departing free and clear, and the date you departed.

It's a way of showing that you haven't been in the country you're trying to clear into for six months without hitting up an official port of entry amongst other things.
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Thanks Rebel.... so its yer bog standard clearing out form.... Gotcha...
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Thanks for the information and helpful.
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So Mark. Tell us. What did you buy! Photos!!
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Say 'Ta Ta' slowly, turn the lights out, and watch their average IQ plumet as you leave.

Very droll... you're a funny man Mark
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I haven't Bought yet but looking mainly at 42ft Catalina's, any thoughts on a boat? Looking to buy early next year. Friends bought a cat few years back and sailed from east coast US to Australia and had a great time then sold for a little profit.
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I haven't Bought yet but looking mainly at 42ft Catalina's, any thoughts on a boat? Looking to buy early next year. Friends bought a cat few years back and sailed from east coast US to Australia and had a great time then sold for a little profit.
What vintage and price range....
Location restrictions....
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What vintage and price range....
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Around 1997, 2 berth, west coast USA and Mexico.
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