Originally Posted by maxingout
It sounds like prices have gone up for transiting the Panama
Canal. I think we paid about $250 back in 1995 for our Privilege
39 to transit the canal.
The Canal is a smoking deal. The Canal loses money
on each small handline transit. A transit takes 2 days, at least most do now. The adviser gets $250-$450 depending on how long he works. There is a pilot boat
with a captain
and crew to pick up and drop off the adviser each day. There are 4 handline crew at each lock when you center lock. Paperwork, scheduler, admeasurer, security
to pay. Then each year the canal damages a few yachts and pays off for the damage.