It would be interesting to know how this all turns out. Let us know, other's adventures can always be educational.
11-30-2011 12:47 AM
Why not swim?
11-29-2011 12:03 AM
My guess on the passport is he owes over $2500 in back child support. Washington state doesn't play with CS. Holding Passports is pretty common. Though I have a hard time believing anyone would flee the country over two months CS.
And you will need them to clear customs and immigration Florida.
Unless your boat has canon. Then you can just lay siege to the Panama Canal Authority with your bow chaser until they agree to lower the drawbridge...erm...open the locks...erm...let you through.
11-28-2011 02:57 PM
ah i see,you prefer fast boats with a big cannon[s]hmmmmm
11-28-2011 12:12 PM
Sea travelers entering Panama must have a valid U.S. passport.
If you are piloting a private craft or plane, then you need to have a pre-stamped visa from a Panamanian Embassy or consulate, as do persons crossing into Panama by land. U.S. citizens piloting private craft through the canal should contact the Panama Canal Authority at (011) 507-272-4567, (011) 507-272-4200, (011) 507-272-1111 or consult the Canal Authority web site to make an appointment.
And you will need them to clear customs and immigration in Florida.
11-28-2011 12:02 PM
Sounds like a fairly hefty boat. If he made it to California he has the tough part behind him unless he is in Crescent City or Eureka which still leaves some rough ocean ahead of him. Generally speaking, from about the first of November to about the middle of May is the roughest time along the Pacific coast. Good call not to go with him. Speed boats? After many years of running in fast fishing boats in ocean waters my wife is now 2 inches shorter and has a bad back. I guess all forms of fun have a price? Good luck to you.
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