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Re: Sailing the Bahamas
Petty theft, stolen outboards and dinghies, a few break-ins do happen .... anywhere in the Bahamas, Florida, etc. .... as anyother place where there is such 'opportunity presented'.
Not much of 'violent crime' in the Bahamas ... but sections of Nassau, Freeport and Lucaya are quite very poor, ... 'nuff said.
Dont be an attractive target, use some 'street smarts', lock your dinghy and OB, and raise your dinghy out of the water at night and 'lock it', stow your stuff. I think Florida is immensely far worse for crime and petty theft than the outports of the Bahamas.
The real piracy you'll find is the $300 Bahamian entrance fee .... and the gestapo-like enforcement of water/boating/anchoring laws in Florida.