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Old 10-21-2010
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...I guess I will just be a guy with a boat having a good time and I am fine with that!
Birdpepper,

Where abouts do you sail now? What is your planned route for getting to the Bahamas?

You may be able to cheap-out in the Bahamas, but you have to get there first.
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Birdpepper,

Where abouts do you sail now? What is your planned route for getting to the Bahamas?

You may be able to cheap-out in the Bahamas, but you have to get there first.
No Answer? Must be time to take out the trash or brush his teeth.

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Wow, this thread stopped abruptly?
I figured my work here was done once he saw the potential errors of his ways and repented, so I put away my "ghost of cruisers past" costume.


Either that or he lost interest after compiling the long list of what it takes to become the "coolest cruiser ever".
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Wow! Not just your quote above, but this whole thread. Wow!!!!
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Dearest Bird Pepper or S/V FREE BOY.......you need to take the very nice advice of your fellow cruisers! I myself will report you to Immigrations / Police, CID / or Customs....you can pull your life style ways in the USA, but don't ever try pulling it in GGT....It is against the law in the Bahamas to sell, barter, or trade goods or services for any personal gains....this is also stamped in your passport when you clear Immigrations!.
PS..We have Bahamian people that sweep the streets in GGT, pick up garbage and we have garbage trucks, big ones.......don't join your older man friend with the beard on the bridge to pick up trash!
PPSS.....If you come to GGT change the name of your boat....
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cheap,ha not exumas

Hi
We pass thru gtown each winter. There is little work there. I do know your cruising permt doesn't allow u to sell or render services for payment. There is a very large well connected cruisers community. can't say on living off the land,don't think that's possible,the locals don't even grow their own food,everything comes by mail boat..cheap rate also aren't there either.average cheap meal is $15 at peace n plenty. Water is free at dingy dock behind market,bring. Jerk cans .like all the Bahamas gtowns come on hard times,the. Bank n airp9rt are the bigger employers,again only local. I suggest u find a crusing guide unless ur well provisioned n have a few bucks to buy things u didn't bring ur not going to have a easy time. Or cheap time..
Go to the abacos. The nothern Bahamas u might have better luck w/work,bartering and so on ...
Btw how are ur going to manage the crusing permit fee,it'd $150 for boats under 40feet,$300 for those over 40ft
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NOt sure where I should be posting so apologies in advance.

Greetings and so, so happy to find this Forum!

Looking to cruise the Exumas starting next month. I am told Georgetown is a good spot to be around other cruisers and that this helps keep things cheap. I am hoping to stay 4-5 months.

Does anyone have any good (and realistic) tips on how to stay down there as long as possible as CHEAPLY as possible?

Needs:
1. Cheap potable water (I try to catch as much as possible but do not want to rely solely on my rain catch).
2. Ways to make money.
3. Is this particular cruising community one that likes to barter? (For example, I clean the bottom of your boat in trade for food).
4. How much can I rely on living off of the sea, wild berries, fruits etc.?
5. Are there good, local "cheap eats" on land where you can get one big meal that can hold you over for a couple of days?
Please share any and all tips, ideas etc. I am all ears. I am determined to make this journey a success regardless of my lack of financial resources.
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