SA means the sailing anarchy forum, right?
I'm not active on this forum and this is not a troll post but a real question
But if someone wants to link this thread in the sailing anarchy forum i'm totally fine with it.
Thanks for all the replies, even if most of them are not helpful but at least funny
. But as there have been some serious answers in between, keep 'em coming
Does any of the equipment
pass as sailing gear
? I'd say this depends. There are ropes involved but someone who knows sailing would probably see that these are unusable on a sailboat (thin hemp roping). And then there's a lot of other stuff that definitely will not pass as sailing gear
We've always had some stuff onboard in the last years when we sailed in Europe, but we've only been boarded by customs once and they didn't search our boat, they were only interested in our diesel
tank (to make sure we don't use cheaper tax-free diesel
So it seems that we will have to do some more research
country by country about local laws. Hopefully it is possible to find those laws on the internet
and in english
If this works out as possible, we will take the legal stuff with us and store it in a bag under the forward berth. That's no hidden compartment but the logical place for this. I don't want to have all the stuff lying around as someone suggested, because i feel like this is offensive for some people. And i don't want to offend anyone.
Oh and by the way: Seems like our boat is used to those things. When we searched it through after buying
it (the first and long-time owner died shortly before we bought it) we found some some vintage (but like new
) porn magazines from 1985 hidden between charts
in the chart table. Probably the place where the wife never had a look in