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08-05-2011 04:43 AM
Omatako
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Originally Posted by tdw View Post
Andre,
I guess that as in the Oz packed meat product mentioned earlier they are not to know if the tin has been tampered with or even though highly unlikely has been re labelled. I'd love to know why or how nuts could be considered a problem. That does seem strange.
I understand it has something to do with the fact that they're seeds and one in 20 million could come through the roasting process and still be viable.
08-04-2011 06:49 PM
tdw Andre,
I guess that as in the Oz packed meat product mentioned earlier they are not to know if the tin has been tampered with or even though highly unlikely has been re labelled. I'd love to know why or how nuts could be considered a problem. That does seem strange.
08-04-2011 02:45 AM
Omatako I don't know about Australia but in New Zealand they're totally paranoid about anything to do with nuts. Here's how paranoid.

We came to NZ via Raratonga which is basically New Zealand East Island. Same shops, same bank, same everything. We stocked up with bits and pieces from the supermarket.

When we got to NZ the MAF boys found a SEALED tin of assorted nuts and confiscated it. When I handed the tin over (expensive) I pointed to some print on the tin and asked "Does this mean anything?" to which he responded "No it doesn't"

What did the print say? "Packed in New Zealand".

Go figure
08-04-2011 01:53 AM
tdw
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Originally Posted by micheck View Post
TDW - by staples I meant things like spices, flour, rice, beans, canned goods, some dried fruits and vegetables, and, of course, peanut butter. I did not mean things like fresh fruit and vegetables.

Charles
I think you will find that tinned vegetables, spices and the like would not be a problem, only meat product. Australia and New Zealand do not have foot and mouth disease. As such both nations are very funny when it comes to imported meat products even if the cans did say 'in Australia or NZ'.
08-04-2011 12:28 AM
micheck TDW - by staples I meant things like spices, flour, rice, beans, canned goods, some dried fruits and vegetables, and, of course, peanut butter. I did not mean things like fresh fruit and vegetables.

Charles
08-03-2011 11:33 PM
tdw
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Originally Posted by aeventyr60 View Post
we like to shop locally and eat fresh food as much as possible. However there are a few things we can't get in some places so will stock up on more of these when they are available. So TDW got a few extra cans of Wattie's baked beans onboard?
hee hee .... well I guess that is the kind of foodstuff you might take along and of course we could never forget the vegemite, but meat ? Nah, not going to happen. It would only be done on the notion that no other country on the face of this poor benighted planet is capable of selling you decent dead animal and as we both know that is silly.
08-03-2011 10:50 PM
aeventyr60 we like to shop locally and eat fresh food as much as possible. However there are a few things we can't get in some places so will stock up on more of these when they are available. So TDW got a few extra cans of Wattie's baked beans onboard?
08-03-2011 10:25 PM
tdw What I don't understand from the OP original questions is just why anyone would want to provision a boat for the entire voyage. Certain items I can understand such as shampoos or soaps , personal hygiene things, hey maybe even coffee but food ? Nope, I don't get it.
08-03-2011 08:47 PM
aeventyr60 Yes you can run afoul of the differing regulations in many countries. Australia has the the srictest rules on this. They even took our "canned in australia" meat products. Most of the times we know before hand the local rules. When we sailed into New Zealand we made sure to eat all our fresh fruits and veggies. I think we ate the last of it as we were being boarded by the officials. Usually not a big deal. Anything they don't like goes into the bin.
08-03-2011 08:27 PM
Boasun
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Originally Posted by micheck View Post
Boasun - the part I am used to on smaller sailboats is having a cam cleat integral to the lower double block - do you buy separate parts and 'build your own' (shudder!)
You can get them with cam cleats. So no worry there....
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