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I think we must have a local chapter.. Thanks I hadn't thought of that. any thoughts on importing a us boat.
Highly recommend the CPSS courses - easy to find these offered just about anywhere in Canada.
Importing a boat is dead simple - easier if it's not trailerable (getting the trailer itself approved will be the biggest hurdle, believe it or not). Don't try to BS them on the price to save on taxes/duties anymore - even the Customs can google or craigslist and they will do so to check prices. Never forget that the CBSA has more power (and you fewer rights) than with the police.
No duties on any North American built boat anymore, but you'll still be liable for the taxes when you bring it home. - you should be able to exempt yourself from the state taxes when you buy it across the line.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)