Originally Posted by sailingfool
I think you may have missed the boat on this thread. We established no documentation at USCG ...and that the posting is a scam...a while ago.
I'm intertested in one comment you made: "And without any papers...the USCG may not allow it to exit the US.." I haven't had my boat out of the USA territory, but I've always assumed that to do so, I just take an Easterly heading and keep going, and nobody in the USA needs to say OK. Is that not true?
It may be true that you can leave the country by just sailing east off the coast into the Atlantic...but you should know that getting back in is likely to be very very difficult. The immigration and customs procedures are very strictly enforced since 2001. If you're going to be leaving the US...and ever want the chance of coming back, then you might want to follow the rules.
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