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Old 08-07-2010, 09:34   #31
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Cause it's really expensive (especially in Ontario). A bottle of McCallan 12 year old Whisky that I bought for $35 in Sint Maarten (at Grande Marche, the grocery store) cost me $255 at the LCBO in Ottawa. At home in Montana, under $100, in California at Costco, probably $65.

And as far as wine goes, common table wine (not as good as 2-buck chuck from Trader Joes) is around $14 a bottle. And the cheapest beer here is $36 for a 24-pack or so.
It is really expensive here....I was overjoyed to see how low the price of wine & beer was "south of the border"!
You can find some very nice Malbecs at the LCBO for about $8-12, but Shiraz, Cabs, etc run, as you said, anywhere from low teens to sky is the limit.

The imported ales we love so much run us $3 and up per bottle.
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Old 14-08-2010, 17:46   #32
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Somebody asked about making it...if you're in international waters it doesn't matter much..<G>

pressure cooker can make a pretty decent small batch still...just sayin'

I love the rum jug with a pump idea.."What's that?" "Hand sanitizer.." >rubs vigorously<
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I've been so busy trying to figure out what's involved with sailing to the Bahama's with our pit bull that I never even thought about alcohol. I get so fed up with rules and regulations! After learning the hard way this summer about provisioning (I hate paying $5.00 for a pound of hamburger and $3.00 for a pound of pasta, but that's what happens when you don't plan properly!), we want to be as prepared as possible. Stocking up on beer and bourbon was number one on our list but I guess a little more research will be necessary!
On that note Wilbur and I need a drink (I get the bourbon, and Wilbur the pit bull gets the bourbon soaked ice chips. He's a wonderful salty dog!)!
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Old 15-08-2010, 06:19   #34
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1. Carry 100 proof alcohol, then make fruit punch. A little goes a long way. 2. I'm reminded of the legendary Lou Kenedy (The Last Schoonerman is a terrific book) who always had to "sacrifice" a couple of cans of beer to customs inspectors when entering the Bahamas. They caught him every time for trying to sneak in some extra beer. Actually he was smuggling refrigerators but they were so focused on the beer they didn't notice that he had one or two new reefers each trip. I believe he was still using schooners to run cargo between Newfoundland and the islands as late as the 1970s. I loved the book.
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Old 15-08-2010, 07:22   #35
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You have a third legal choice. Set up one of your storage lockers so that the customs agent can put his seal on your lock. They will inventory the booze and you are not allowed to open the locker until you leave the country.
This seems like the best solution. I assume they let you keep out a small amount for personal use(?). Does anyone know of places where this won't work?
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Old 15-08-2010, 08:17   #36
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Those of us who have worked in countries where there is a ban on alcohol often decided to make it ourselves

For all you need to know about the process I can thoroughly recommend FEATURES - ALCOHOL - WHITE LIGHTNING - EXPATS.org.uk

Because properly made alcohol has no fusel oils, there is a pleasant absence of hangovers

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I declared "personal stores and provisions" coming into the Bahamas and didn't get a visit to the boat. At $44 a case for beer to buy locally, I'm glad I brought a good personal supply.
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Old 15-08-2010, 08:35   #39
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I guess you could just say theres a few different types of cruisers

Viva la ....
Well, at least our priorities are focused on the important things
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Old 15-08-2010, 09:45   #40
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I guess you could just say theres a few different types of cruisers

Viva la ....
That's a bit rich coming from a man who is trying to eat and drink his way through a French supermarket

You've got the alcohol problem sorted c/o the local SuperMarche, the toilets won't matter (you're in France, any hole in the ground will do...) and you'll not need propane because you can eat the deli counter (all 600 yards of it) uncooked.

Does your boat have a plimsoll line?
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only one on my boat with a drinking problem is the sea gods--i carry a split of champagne for them. otherwise i buy what they sell in the areas i travel..is most often less expensive than anywhere else. and is a good way to see the places visited....many times locals have recipes for cooking with the spirits and produce of the area--can be an interesting discovery....

i already know how much propane i use , and my boat is already equipped with an improper toilet(is jabsco).....
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I used to. But it sank.


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I used to. But it sank.


I'm not surprised......
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Just paint a new one, further up!
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I think the whole idea is not to have so much that it looks like you are trying to sell it in order to make a profit. I think its more of a common sense thing than a numerical limit.
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