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Can't let the sheep too far outta the pen you know...the "wolves" might get them (thereby robbing the shephard of the pleasure).
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The idea of shipping to Montreal and then driving down to RI sounds reasonable. There are 12 boxes though - 740 lb to be exact - not exactly for a small car. In fact when I took it to the shipping agent (DHL) initially, I had to rent a minibus truck.

I also would not want to take a chance with all of you talking about the "trunk" inspection. I want to be completely above board. None of the stuff is new. Also, I've left all my flares in my other boat. The most dangerous item is my scuba diving knife and even that is pretty blunt and a bit rusted.

I'll keep you guys updated.

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I think you should be okay, especially since the stuff is not new. Just tell US Customs what you're doing if they ask, and I think it should be okay. You'll probably need to rent an SUV or minivan for the trip down to RI. Most will handle the weight of the boxes, you and your luggage without much problem.

Good luck... and keep us posted.
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Finally got it figured out. Schenker Int. in Vancouver kindly offered to store our equipment in their secure warehouse until a week or two before we're due to join the boat in Newport. They will then send it to Boston "in bondage". We then have to personally pick it up from customs and go through the questioning and screening. This way we can have our boat papers with us and answer any questions customs might have. Since we have nothing to hide, we're actually very relieved by the fact that we can get the stuff to Boston, which is so close to the boat.

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Just saw this note and glad that you have worked it out for yourself Magnus. The pros can get these things done with a little ingenuity...which is why we pay them.

If any of you have rented cars, the pick up and return location is where the money is. Something that may cost $100 to return to the same location, can easily be $200-400 to return somewhere else in the US. Now, lets add Canada in and return it in the US and see what the price is.
! The chance of that Canadian franchisee ever seeing the car again unless they ship it home is very low. Someone is going to pay for it. My as well buy all new stuff I think for that price.

Good luck on your trip Magnus. You live in a beautiful part of the world.
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