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Old 05-05-2012, 19:20   #46
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Re: Sailing Into Other Countries

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OK, this makes sense, it's a sort-of honor system with the downside so bad that you really want to just be honest and the cost of obeying very low. That actually seems like a reasonable way to handle it, except for someone who makes an honest mistake and the punishment far exceeds the "crime".
And never underestimate how much the local harbourmaster / port captain knows about what is going on in his harbour / port day by day.

What may seem to you as a large collection of recreational vessels just doing their own thing, his eyes and ears see and hear a pattern and they "know" when something just doesn't fit the pattern or is outside the "normal".
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:21   #47
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except for someone who makes an honest mistake and the punishment far exceeds the "crime".
"Honest mistake" usually translates as simply could not be bothered to find out. or don't care - which can be read as sticking 2 fingers up to the locals by regarding them and their country as unimportant / less important that your own. That don't always go down well.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:16   #48
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Re: Sailing Into Other Countries

It is their country,they can make what ever laws they want for entering and leaving their country. Best not to look at these rules through the American or western rose coloered glasses. We have really got a clear,cogent, enforceable and understandable entry process for our country, haven't we?
Once you step outside the US, you realize how stupidly we handle such an easy task. Capt Phil
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:22   #49
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NOONSITE; and bring cash.
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Old 06-05-2012, 14:22   #50
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Re: Sailing Into Other Countries

We are going to the Bahamas for a week - by air.

Government taxes and fees and carrier fees total $726.76.

Ouch. Fleeced before we even leave.

Shoulda kept the boat to enter with...............
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therapy--is EXACTLY why i will NOT go there. ever.
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