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Need some help from the local residents of BVI, or those with similar experiences. I am sending a plastic storage container to the BVI so I''ll have a place to keep my personal stuff under lock and key and off the charter boat. I''ll have lots of room to ship clothes and personal gear inside and this is a great opportunity to send down some stuff for future use on my boat too.
My questions are: What is the duty policy regarding personal items (clothing, dive gear, handheld gps, weather band radio, hand tools, etc.)? Please be specific because I''m considering sending all this sort of stuff. Also, should I list personal items on the bill of lading with a zero for the value?
Thanks, big-time, I''m shipping next week!
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Contact your (or a) charter company. If there is a tax to be paid, often times it can be circumvented by the tax benefits afforded some of the charter companies if you ship it direct to them. Jost was a gas yesterday.
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If you are a bvicaptn, why are you asking this question? What stuff, exactly are you sending down that you don''t want to take with you, or aren''t able to take with you? Why do you not want to take these items with you? Why do you want to keep some items away from your boat? Is there some kind of contraband involved when you say "personal items"? Radios, navigation equipment, etc., are not considered questionable stuff. If for future use, and you are worried about their safety, why not wait and take these items with you? Are you sending this to a person or to a company that has to take responsibility for the items you ship?

Why ask here for people of the BVI when there are none here, instead of sending a request straight to BVI customs, a kind but stern group of people.

Best ask them before shipping, please. Items may well be returned under suspicion.

Fair Winds,
MaryBeth
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Call a charter company. Like I said. Jost was a gas sunday and Anegada will host an outstanding July 4th weekend. Asta langusto. Oh yeah. BVI customs people vary widely in their attitudes from kind to downright mean. Depends on who and which office. Treat all with utmost humility and respect and hope you didn''t call at "lunchtime" or "overtime." I can name a few who''ll stand on the other side of the glass and ignore you from 11:00 am to 3:00 p.m. and others who''ll greet you with enthusiasm.
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Marybeth,
I will watch this board faithfully in hopes that you need to ask a question someday so I can respond with some equally silly remarks.
Mainly, I wanted to ship a storage container down to my charter base (never done that before) so I would have a place to lock my personal affects while I''m not on my charter boat. Silly me, I didn''t want to send a 4''x2''x2''plastic storage box down there empty? Better still, I didn''t want to, nor am I allowed to carry it (143 lbs.)under my arm when I travel?! As for the contraband, we''re talking about my personal clothing and such.
BVICaptn is my computer nick. I have a boat in the BVI, but, alas, I don''t live there. I have visited 4 or 5 times a year for the last 12 years, but shipping goods by air just hasn''t been necessary. I do see messages on these sailing/BVI boards from folks who do live in the BVI. If there are none here, it may be because of the silly remarks made by the uninformed.
"Fair winds", as you say.
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Is it a silly question to ask why you have a base in the BVI and yet still don''t know how to ship to your own base? Oh, how stupid of me!! No, I haven''t been down there as often as you in the past few years, though I was there more days than nought from 91 through 96, and I have never had to send anything to myself. Even so, if you do have a boat there, and travel there so often, why do you have so many clothes that have to be there that you cannot handle yourself? Think before you ask these questions, Tim. Have traveled with a parcel much larger than that for boat needs - spares and such - air and sea. Not including the dirty laundry.

And, as I say, Fair Winds,
Mary Beth

Any idiot can own a boat.
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Marybeth

You really need to find a man because all you do is read through all of these message boards that everyone else finds helpful and attack people. Here is a hint if you have nothing useful to say then just move on the next post. You are not the hall monitor of this message board although it seems as if you think that you are.
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You know, I didn''t see anything sinister in the guy''s question, nor did I figure he was based in the BVI. Where the "contraband" line of thought came from is anybody''s guess. Take a Midol, kid.
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Sad, sad, sad.

Feel sorry for your wives or boyfriends.

Ah, crew at sea answer me, "Yes, Captain" because I have the title and license, not because I own the 23 footer on the bay for a daysail.

Sorry guys, no Midol needed here.
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marybeth,

You are so wise, I do not know how it is that you do not get paid a commission from Sailnet for every time you share your wisdom on these message boards. Perhaps you should submit a listing of all your rants to the editors and maybe they will consider a weekly posting entitled, "Moody wench venting sexual frustration" by marybeth
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