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Interesting thread. Cutting to the chase, when the US government boards your boat on the way back to US waters, what do they look for?? If all you've done is buy a fish sandwich in Havannah are they going to disect your stool with an onboard microscope? Further, how can you be blamed or proven you were there?(see note below)~ as when you pass thru a yellow light these days driving an automobile they show a video taken by a traffic signal camera @ the DMV at the request or dismay of the driver, surely the preforementioned government blimps are not equipped with high resolution cameras...
NOTE: Having rethought this a bit, I assume some posters mean that after you enter Hemmingway Marina area, & meet with local customs, THEY STAMP? your US passport, thus that is what US officials will render as evidence of your elusive travels...
And I assume landing on the island without passing thru that harbour is foolish?
I have Cuban fishing friends here- they are a wonderful people- thank you to the poster for those amazing photographs
I do highly respected thoughts about getting your boat seized-- that is a potential risk and definitely worth considering!
Lastly, whoever said spending a little pocket change on trinkets is supporting a dictator... that's absolutely ridiculous, the money goes toward poor people eating or sipping a cold relaxing beer, furthermore there is strong argument to say that the more exposure to happy free Westerners, is more of a motivator for them internally to push to unchain, yet I digress...
I vote: go for it, but much of life's risks are about personal choice
Many science minds say you'd be crazy living in California along earthquake fault lines
Last edited by floridajaxsailor; 04-29-2012 at 12:56 AM.