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Old 01-11-2017, 13:02   #1
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Mail forwarding?

I’ve just sold my home and am moving (temporarily)
Onto my Catalina ‘42.
Does anyone have a mail forwarding service they’d like to recommend?
Details welcome.
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Old 01-11-2017, 14:37   #2
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Re: Mail forwarding?

I'm sure more than a few people will chime in about St. Brendan's Isle. Amazing service at an affordable price. When you receive mail they scan the front and send you and email. Go online to their site and you can manage your individual mail items; have them scan the contents and email it, or send the actual mail, or shred it. I've used them for years and can't say enough good things about them.

They will also help you establish FL residency and maintain your CG documentation, if you like.
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Old 01-11-2017, 15:51   #3
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I’ve seen them online. Thank you for the reply.
What if I don’t want to change my ‘residence’ to Fla.
Yes, i realize the advantages.
But, they WILL work for me if I’m not required to change to Florida.
Again, thank you for taking the time to offer this advice.
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Old 01-11-2017, 15:54   #4
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I’ve seen them online. Thank you for the reply.
What if I don’t want to change my ‘residence’ to Fla.
Yes, i realize the advantages.
But, they WILL work for me if I’m not required to change to Florida.
Again, thank you for taking the time to offer this advice.
Yes, they just offer it as an additional service. It's not required to use their mail agent service.
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Old 01-11-2017, 16:07   #5
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I’ve been happy with www.virtualpostmail.com for 7 years. I currently need to have a California address.
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Re: Mail forwarding?

Dockwise Solutions is also an excellent option. They are based in Seattle.
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Second on the St Brendan's Isle -- been using them for a number of years and they do a great job and have a variety of services - and very responsive. they have shipped mail to us all over the 1/2 the world and very quickly.
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We'll second the favorable recommendation for Dockside Solutions in Seattle.
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Does anyone know of any Canadian services? Or for that matter European or other nationalities? You would think it must be more of a global conundrum...
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Does anyone know of any Canadian services? Or for that matter European or other nationalities? You would think it must be more of a global conundrum...
Yeah I'm running into this as well. I don't have any family in Canada, and all my friends live in rented places that I wouldn't bet on them staying there for any length of time.
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Does anyone know of any Canadian services? Or for that matter European or other nationalities? You would think it must be more of a global conundrum...

We are in the same situation of not having Canadian family to depend on.

You can try eSnail.ca, but our experience has been less than satisfactory. We are STILL trying to receive mail from them that we requested October 6th, almost 2 months ago. We are in Florida at the moment, so not exactly long distance either. So, goodbye, mailed credit cards, now expired, and try again.

I think the operation is very small, and perhaps not well serviced in different centres. We use, or should I say, pay for a service, in Edmonton, Alberta. YMMV.

There is a great business opportunity here for someone willing to provide good service to Canadians, as St Brendan’s reportedly does in the USA.
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Sailing Totem has a good review article on this: http://www.sailingtotem.com/2016/07/...-cruisers.html
We’re choosing Traveling Mailbox and they may have some addresses in Canada.
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So many places we go where cruising sailors are common, we get comments about our address, "So many people live on Walnut Street in Green Cove Springs!" That's the address for St Bredan's Isle. They are popular for good reasons.

I have used crappy local mailbox services. You really don't want to do that. The hassles are endless.
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We've used Saint Brendan's Isle for 7 years. They are very diligent with your mail and offer good service. That said, I am disappointed in their new policies and charges. They now charge a daily rate for mail and packages left over 60 days. Shipping mail to our locations while cruising every 60 days is completely impractical. I can always have items shipped back to my daughter, but one of the main points to having a mailing service for us is to not have to bug relatives.
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