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Customs for boat parts in St Lucia
Our 77 gallon barrel shipped as LCL cargo, arrived today. It was jam packed with everything from a new watermaker membrane to 'green bags' to store produce in. Well over a thousand bucks worth of boat parts and stuff either too dear to buy down island or just plain not available.
From my daughter's home in RI it took exactly two weeks to get to us and cost a whopping us$167.00! lol
Got a call from the Rodney Bay customs broker Kenneth yesterday that he'd be picking it up today and a call just after noon to meet us at the marina today.
Delivered to the dinghy dock without any charges or a bit of trouble with customs (they did open it but just shrugged and had me sign a few papers) for a measly ec$285.00.
After years of nothing but hassles, downright rude customs officials and some pretty hefty customs service charges for items not even entering Grenada, I'm overjoyed with the simplicity and cost of having our items shipped here to St Lucia.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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Last edited by capta; 09-17-2016 at 02:10 AM.