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Old 09-21-2016, 06:14 AM   #1
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Cuba

Off to Cuba for 10 days or so this morning.

I'll posts some details when I can.

If anybody has any specific questions just let me know.

Seas from Key West to Cuba are prediced to be 0 to 0.5 meters, nice!
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:14 AM   #2
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Safe travels my friend! Can't wait to hear all about it!
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:55 AM   #3
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Enjoy. We plan on doing it when we are no longer restricted by the 12 "reason" or time limit.

Meters? Meters? Who is giving you seas in meters?
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Are you going in your boat? I spent a week there in 1996, but, flew in and out for a business conference I enjoyed it.
We'll be waiting for your news.
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Passage Weather gives sea state in meters. :-)

This will be my 4th trip over. First was in 1994 wil the sailboat race from Sarasota to Havana.

But my last trip was quite a while ago, so it will be interesting to see the changes.

Prices for services have gone way up already I know that based on the latest reports I have from friends who have been down recently.
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Have a great trip. I'll be following along virtually.
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Not going in my own boat but with the one I run with crew, owners and guests.

82' Horizon
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:38 AM   #8
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We've thought about perhaps a trip there sometime this winter. Will be interested in your reports.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:42 PM   #9
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Remember, Papayas are called "fruta bomba" down there.
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14.8 nm off the seabuoy into Marina Hemingway.

Can see downtown Havana clearly now.

2' seas wind around 10kt or less.
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You going to try and bring back some see-gars?
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:42 PM   #12
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Linda and I have dreamed of that trip for a very long time. Can't wait to hear about your adventure.

Safe travels.

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Having read many books by and about Ernesto H., I too have become interested in Cuba. Would like to visit someday, but it wont be by boat being on the left coast and north as well.
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Remember, Papayas are called "fruta bomba" down there.
Ditto!

Definitely don't ask for 'papaya' while in Cuba, your wife may be upset with what you'll be offered. Just Sayin'

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you must be canadian. i was the last u.s. boat licensed to go back in 2003 and almost lost my 50' cat by giving away two bicycles. castro's thugs are ruthless.
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you must be canadian. i was the last u.s. boat licensed to go back in 2003 and almost lost my 50' cat by giving away two bicycles. castro's thugs are ruthless.
Who are you saying is Canadian?

I know people who have made at least 50 trips to Cuba over the last 10 years. It's not like no one has been traveling there. They haven't been going directly from the US to Cuba. There are now US boats going rather frequently.
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well my comment was to the op. i do not know if laws have changed but if you ask the coast guard if you can take your boat to cuba they will say no and your insurance will be void while in cuba so unless many rules have changed that i do not know about it is still illegal.
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well my comment was to the op. i do not know if laws have changed but if you ask the coast guard if you can take your boat to cuba they will say no and your insurance will be void while in cuba so unless many rules have changed that i do not know about it is still illegal.
Rules have changed for US citizens and residents. There are 12 reasons you may now go, and in your own vessel. The time allowed is limited. You do not need to apply for a license.

See below.

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-ce...a_faqs_new.pdf
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Yes, rules have changed, but that trip is not without risks... travel carefully....
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Yes, rules have changed, but that trip is not without risks... travel carefully....
Can you expand on this - over and above the usual watch-outs when cruising the islands?
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