Re: Another secret question...

Porter McRoberts

Best answer yet Mark!  I probably should have rephrased my question thus: 
As folks have sailed around the world and encountered the myriad cultures and attitudes of customs officials, did any display the level of interest and fortitude to apply the amount of time and effort required to find a secret spot?  This is the kind of chat that gets bantered about late at night in anchorages.  In Cuba for example, we were thoroughly searched. Dogs etc. In the interior of the boat. Not one exterior lazarette was considered.  Surely we couldn’t fit a Cuban in the aft lazarette!  Or sail locker!  And that’s true around the world thus far. Or the engine room.   Etc etc etc.   Just asking, as we’re looking into starting an import export business!!  


On Apr 1, 2021, at 3:27 AM, Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...> wrote:

After a scientifically designed poll and an equally well executed analysis thieves in the southern hemisphere were only slightly more interested in the Secret Spot than the northern hemisphere.  Thieves preferred the hundreds of dollars of kit available in the cockpit plus the easily available goodies in the cabin.  Customs Inspectors were interested but rather nonchalant; the prevailing comment was “we have dogs & saws – we will find the Secret Spot if necessary.

Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54

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