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#30581 - 10/30/00 07:37 PM Question about bringing boat  
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Marietta Offline
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I'm driving down in a couple of weeks and want to bring my boat. I'm not a resident so must I pay import duty on it? Does anyone know for sure? Thanks a bunch.

Also, I'll be on the lake just west of Banana Beach. Does anyone know if the lake is land locked or if I would have access by boat to the sea?

Thanks, muchly.

#30582 - 10/30/00 07:52 PM Re: Question about bringing boat  
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The "lake" you're referring to is one of two sand-borrow pits created some years ago when sand was dug out for use as fill elsewhere. They're both land-locked and are brackish water (with alligators!)

#30583 - 10/30/00 07:55 PM Re: Question about bringing boat  
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Well now.. that answers the "should I take a boat" question! There'd be no place to drive it!

#30584 - 10/30/00 07:58 PM Re: Question about bringing boat  
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Um... how big are the alligators?

#30585 - 10/30/00 08:14 PM Re: Question about bringing boat  
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Of course you will have to pay an import duty. Will be based on the value of the items that you have. If this includes a trailer and a boat motor you will have to pay duty on these items also. Duties on boat trailers are generally pretty high. Make sure you have all your paperwork in order or you will have trouble clearing thru Mexico. Duty book is showing a 30% rate on motorboats--Can't locate the duty fee on trailers or motors but will keep looking for you. Hope that this helps

Duty on outboard motors is 10%

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#30586 - 10/30/00 08:56 PM Re: Question about bringing boat  
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we are not going to be looking for property around there, right?????????????????????????

dave in phoenix

#30587 - 10/30/00 08:58 PM Re: Question about bringing boat  
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Another problem with bringing your own boat(even if you dock it somewhere else) is not knowing the territory. It can be rather treacherous waters for those who haven't lived there a long time. I wouldn't want to try it personally until I knew where all the hidden "surprises" are under the water. I think the locals try to discourage visitors tooling around in boats.
Hope this is a help.

#30588 - 10/30/00 09:03 PM Re: Question about bringing boat  
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Marietta Offline
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Yes, it is. Thanks. There's no point in bringing a boat if I can't take it from my location, anyway. I was trying to get transportation as it's a couple miles from town.

I guess new sneakers, a bigger hat and more sun screen are in order, then.

Um... how big are the 'gators and where does one buy 'gator repellant?

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