Originally Posted by VirtualVagabond
I don't need to buy stuff, this is just a bit of gear
that failed within it's warrantee period so I need somewhere for them to send a replacement.
Becareful about shipping
boat parts to Panama through normal UPS, FexEx or DSL. It is very expensive, mostly because the Panamanians charge a Customs
Fee on all packages entering the country. I shipped an alternator
down and it cost $535 for shipping
, including a $250 Customs Inspection
Fee and no this is not a tax.
Even shipping mail to Panama via those services is very expensive... Using the Florida
shipper will save you big dollars, but will take more time. The reason is the Customs Inspection fee for the container is spread out among all the boxes inside the container, reducing it to a manageable level.
We stay at Balboa YC from July to November of 2012 and they were happy to accept mail. Your best bet it to talk to the Office directly. The office is located on the end of the pier in the little building up the stairs.