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Lest you doubt PorFin's warning about the Feds keeping track of you, let me offer a first hand experience which, while totally unrelated to Cuba, defintely says something about the eyes of big brother in the age of global terrrorism.
When I checked into Hilo, Hawaii (May '06) 31 days out of Gulfito, Costa Rica I asked the US customs guy why things were so informal (I had expected a bit more of a check of boat and crew). He said casually, "You're good guys." And then he informed me that that they had been tracking us for weeks as we crossed the Pacific (probably by monitoring the Pacific HAM nets, although we had been overflown twice by U. S. military a/c in the first week after our departure) and that within hours of our arrival they had run a criminal background check on boat, captain and crew.
Sooooo, I know first hand that the Homeland Security types aren't messing around these days. I'd second the advice of others above. Stay away from Cuba.
Last edited by billyruffn; 03-13-2008 at 10:15 PM.