Needing to refit
(for extending cruising) a boat
lying in Panama
I have quite a bit of recently acquired new and used equipment
, maybe $10,000 worth, including some electronics
, weighing at least 3 or 4 hundred pounds, and am considering shipping
it to Panama
before weighing anchor
Would it be a lot cheaper to sail to the US, install the equipment
, then set out ?
Is having the Panamanian installer "import" the gear
, the way to go ?
What is the experience of those who've shipped gear
to be installed on their sailboat from the U.S. to Panama, not only in terms of transport cost, but also...did it all arrive intact and what difficulties and dissatisfactions were encountered ?
Packing recommendations ?
cost and necessity ?
Any alternative recommendations ?