Currently back in Atlanta working for a living. Plan to resume full-time cruising in 2009, when I "retire" for the 3rd time. Been keeping my boat, now Bahamian flagged, over on Elbow Cay. Won't get back aboard until early April.
Perhaps we can get together then.
The Bahamian government will let you stay in their fair country for an almost unlimited period of time. All you have to do is keep renewing your visitors permit. Where you get into trouble is when you try to find employment. No dice without an expensive work permit, which is very difficult to obtain.
P.S. Would have sent you both PMs, but I haven't made enough posts yet to qualify for this service.