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You wanna go... go, knock yourself out, I ain't sayin nuttin' more.
Seems like we get one of these every few months or so. I do my very best to bite my tongue since it is my pet peeve. I know it is yours too. I think anyone should spend a season or two in S Florida before deciding to go there!!

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hehehe,
y'all want a reason to go/not go? I'll give ya rosa's and each of her sisters & brothers email addresses. They'll be more than pleased to vent... I mean explain... the situation to them.

Hope you can read spanish cuss words.

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Moderators....is there some way to automatically combine all threads that mention guns and cuba into their own special subjects division ?

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It is my understanding from an article I read in Cruising World that it is illegal for any vessel regardless of registry to even plan to go to Cuba from US waters. Your boat can be boarded and your boat seized. If anyone doesn't like the law work to change it. In the meantime don't even think about it.
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Going to Cuba is not difficult at all by air. Go to Bahamas and catch a flight. Cubans will not stamp American passports if requested. In short you never went. Happens all the time. Be sure not to get stamped. A friend of mine had to much to drink and his passport was stamped when he came home he was busted. Lost six boxes good Cigars an is on the "RED FLAG" list for travel. So now every time he goes out of the country he will be flagged and go through the procedures. He was not fined.

The laws will allow you to go to Cuba, you just can not spend any money. There lies the issue. Once you spend any money as an American citizen you break the law. You can how ever get a sponsor. Happens for religious groups all the time. AS for sailing their, I would assume it's possible as long as you don't leave and return through the US.
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There is an article in this months Cruising World about visiting Cuba.

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Has anyone done this, and not been caught? People do it by plane all of the time. What about from Puerto Rico?
No they don't... I am a pilot and I have been once, with State Dept. people on board and even then it wasn't easy, we never left the airplane.

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Seems like we get one of these every few months or so. I do my very best to bite my tongue since it is my pet peeve. I know it is yours too. I think anyone should spend a season or two in S Florida before deciding to go there!!

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This was an innocuous question. No plans to go. Only interested if someone else had any experiences. Appreciate the insight though. I talked to a few cruisers who did. One thought it was the bomb, two others not so. Neither started from the US, nor had U.S. registered vessels. Thanks for the comments!

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Speaking of flying, how is it the Hurricane Hunters can fly right over the middle of Cuber when they were tracking Gustav and no Migs or ground-to-air missiles...nothing. I can't believe they'd allow it simply on the basis of perhaps benefitting from the weather info. Do they think all Hercs have Howitzers or are they afraid of anything bigger than a Cessna?
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