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That's rather short sighted, since a lot of boats that would have stopped and had repairs, upgrades, etc done there are not going to in the future. I'd guess that the marine business they lose is probably going to cost them more in the long run than the taxes they gain. After all, as the boats decide to go elsewhere, the amount of stuff coming in to supply those repairs and upgrades drops accordingly.

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This is a good lesson to all of us to carry more spares. 45% is a wee bit steep, but it's their country, and their rules. Best wishes in getting the boat sorted out......i2f

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Thanks for the update on the rules Chris. Eliminating the yacht in transit "loophole" really means you need to carry a complete spares kit now.
I don't think it will have much effect on Bahamas marine services as people will still need to fix whatever breaks and the Bahamas was never a great place to do "optional" work. Bummer.

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45% is the norm.. some things are even higher. I believe bottled water is 55%, and "fine tobacco" products are over 100%. The Bahama takes around 70% of its budget money from taxes and tariffs. I did forget to ask what the tariff is on boat engine parts. For some reason, 15% is sticking in my head, which is a bit more reasonable. Of course, it's all up to the customs officer who reviews your stuff.

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A day trip? I didn't realize Hunter's go that fast!
OF course my Hunter can get there in day and back:


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Yeah, but the fuel costs are killer...

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I give up trying to post this pic.. So that is the link.. I read the sail how to and I still cannot get it to work for me.
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Do you ablative bottom paint, or do you go with the hard paint?....i2f

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But Some Things are Actually Cheaper in the Bahamas

A friend of mine bought an outboard for his dink in the Abacos at less than US prices and I purchased a new autopilot (old one conked) and the price was at or below the usual "semi-discount" price for the unit in the U.S.

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So you're saying you're fast and have a clean bottom... hmmm...
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