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Re: Is it time to boycott the Bahamas?

Right, but I understand the Bahamian Taliban is a critical security threat, so it will be necessary for the US to invade and pacify the Bahamas.

Takes two to dance, doesn't it?
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Right, but I understand the Bahamian Taliban is a critical security threat, so it will be necessary for the US to invade and pacify the Bahamas.

Takes two to dance, doesn't it?
They can probably make it a two for one and catch The Bahamas on the way back from Syria.

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Re: Is it time to boycott the Bahamas?

What are the average cruising fees in the Carib? $300 still seems like a lot of money if you're doing multiple islands.
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Re: Is it time to boycott the Bahamas?

Seems futile to rally a group that generally doesn't pay this fee, and are not citizens of the country that imposes them, to get them changed.

You really need to lobby the Bahamians. Having paid my fair share of fees there, I don't get the sense they care much what we think.
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I think they'll raise then quickly withdraw once the Cuba situation clears up. Cant wait for more competition for my cruising dollar
I wouldn't be holding my breath on that one....


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For just gas and go I don't think you need to check in.
Actually, you do. Although most times, Immigration will let you off on that one in my experience delivering boats through the Bahamas.
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Re: Is it time to boycott the Bahamas?

[QUOTE]Bimini did have all new buoys marking the channel going in.[QUOTE]

That's because of the new casino. Ought to be interesting to see how the Bahamas will handle the influx of boaters coming across for a day's gambling...when I was there in July, there were a LOT of 20 - 30 foot powerboats, T-tops, etc. clearly coming in for the day/weekend I wonder if these people are paying the fee to enter, or if the Bahamians are just letting them enter without scrutiny to get the business?.


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Actually, you do. Although most times, Immigration will let you off on that one in my experience delivering boats through the Bahamas.
Somebody brought up the case of what happens in an emergency situation? Still have to check in? Is "Free Practique" of 72 hours still recognized? If the gamblers are boating in free, why would any one else check in for short periods?


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Somebody brought up the case of what happens in an emergency situation? Still have to check in? Is "Free Practique" of 72 hours still recognized? If the gamblers are boating in free, why would any one else check in for short periods?
In an emergency, I really dont think you're worried about a few hundred bucks

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Re: Is it time to boycott the Bahamas?

1. In an emergency, see "United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea " and let us know if the Bahamas are a signatory. Since they do have a permanent mission to the UN, the odds are they follow it.

2. And who says gamblers of any kind are getting in free?
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