View single post by Sandettie
 Posted: Mon Jan 14th, 2013 02:08 am
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Joined: Sun Jan 13th, 2013
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I will be in San Carlos in early February and will need some new goodies for my boat. In particular, I need a roll-up inflatable dinghy and outboard, new safety gear, and upgrades in some items to make the boat ready for a Pacific crossing, and I will need local and Pacific paper charts.

Is there a good marine chandlery in the area? When bringing gear in from the US (I fly into LA on 8th Feb), is there a tax concession at say, West Marine, and again at the border for yachts in transit? If not, at what percentage is import tax levied?

Having never been to San Carlos before, I am not sure of what to expect, although this website appears to be a great resource.

I'm looking forward to meeting locals, getting stuck into the local tucker, and enjoying a good break before heading back across the ocean to Oz and SE Asia.