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Old 17-08-2012, 13:32   #1
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ok, so i'm totally new to any of this, i'm from texas, ive been wanting a sailboat for ever, and i'm gonna get one fairly soon, but my questions are, you have to have a permit to sail in the caribeans, bahamas,??
another thing is since i would be a "shoestring sailer" you couldnt just pull up close to a beach and anchor out, or would you get run off??

also dont know where i heard, but whats the deal about if you leave your boat in the water, someone can go aboard and take it,?? legally,

i do have plenty of questions , so ive been trying to find answers by going back and reading othere threads, but, dont worry i will have more questions,
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ok, so i'm totally new to any of this, i'm from texas, ive been wanting a sailboat for ever, and i'm gonna get one fairly soon, but my questions are, you have to have a permit to sail in the caribeans, bahamas,??
another thing is since i would be a "shoestring sailer" you couldnt just pull up close to a beach and anchor out, or would you get run off??

also dont know where i heard, but whats the deal about if you leave your boat in the water, someone can go aboard and take it,?? legally,

i do have plenty of questions , so ive been trying to find answers by going back and reading othere threads, but, dont worry i will have more questions,
1. For the countries I sailed a entry fee is charged, and a sailing permit needed. The Bahamas has a $300 entry fee I think. You'd need to know the proper places to check in and pay the fee in each country or risk being hassled or jailed by the local security forces.


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3. Welcome to the Cruisers Forum, some of your questions have been asked before. You could try searching the forum, before asking any question to see if its already answered.
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Old 17-08-2012, 14:09   #3
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ok thanks, yea i'm tryin, just tryin to figure out the site ,too , not real good on computers
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*Many places are not as expensive as the Bahamas.... at least they werent a short time ago. So you pretty much average the costs to legally check in and it's not too bad. *Unless it's a private island etc, there are thousands of places from Florida to Trinidad where you can just anchor off, or pull onto the beach.
*Unless your boat is abandoned, or left on it's own withut arrangements, someone taking it would be theft.
It's never as bad as all the hoopla you hear....

People keep saying to "search your subject" on this forum, but's it a dead end everytime I've tried it. If I search for dingies, I get everything from GPS to anchors.....
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Old 17-08-2012, 15:45   #5
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Use the Google search function, not the regular one.
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That helps! (Although searching under "permit to sail" i didnt turn up this discussion in 4 pages!) still, it gives you lots of options and a quick view, that are more to the point than the CF search. Thanks mucho....
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, cburks.

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That helps! (Although searching under "permit to sail" i didnt turn up this discussion in 4 pages!) ...
Search "cruising permit" + your desired jurisdiction.
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Old 17-08-2012, 17:19   #8
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thank you , the google search part worked, now i need to get to more searches, thank you all
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Where in Texas? There are a lot of us in the Kemah/Seabrook/League City/south Houston area........
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Way northwest of there. I just got hired with a company where I can transfer down there. After the new year will be heading south and will begin my journey.
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