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Re: Clearing boat out of the USA in the Chesapeake
You don't clear out of the USA.
You just leave.
Its sounds crazy but thats what happens. Just leave. Make sure you get an entry stamp in your next port of call
Sounds like OP has been on the hard in the US and does not have a cruising permit.
If this is the case, a non-US boat must get a "Permission to Proceed" from CBP.
Mess with these rules at your peril. If he gets checked before he is out of US waters he is in serious trouble without a "permission to Proceed" or a "Cruising License".
The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.