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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.
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Re: Customs for boat parts in St Lucia

And not far to go from Grenada to fetch it.

Up the other end of the islands is St Maarten. Nicely duty free.

So grenada, Trinidad etc, should be able to be avoided.

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Re: Customs for boat parts in St Lucia

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And not far to go from Grenada to fetch it.
Actually, with this really cool thing called the internet, I can check the tropical weather and not have a worry in the world about tropical systems sneaking up on me. Considering Grenada is only an overnight run of 135 miles, I feel pretty safe. Not like the olden days when one only knew conclusively that a hurricane was coming was when it hit the windward side of the island!
We've had a wonderful hurricane season here in St Lucia, with no dinghy thefts, break ins or other events now so common in Grenada. The anchorage is almost empty (and not rolly) and the dinghy dock is too.
I can't imagine ever returning to Grenada to wait out another hurricane season (with no impending storms, of course) in their overcrowded anchorages and mooring infested bays.
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Re: Customs for boat parts in St Lucia

R u mainly in Rodney Bay with a hurricane plan of the marina there?

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