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post #13 of Old 07-03-2013
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Re: Bahama entry fees are rising, again?

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I agree that cruisers and pilots are a big part of the out island economy. However, I still think the pilots will spend more, as a matter of necessity. Just drawing the distinction between the two cruising permit fees. I bet they collect the difference in revenue on the fuel bill alone. Maybe some stinkpotters take on fuel, not sure what those knuckleheads actually do.
A friend of mine watched as a mega-yacht filled up about a month ago. The bill: $70,000+. Yikes! It wouldn't take too many of those transactions to boost a local economy. We ragmen are pretty stingy in comparison.

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