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[*] posted on 11-16-2018 at 03:50 PM
clearing customs with outboard motor


Do I have to declare a new 20hp Yamaha outboard when crossing border?
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[*] posted on 11-16-2018 at 04:19 PM


I've crossed many times with an outboard engine. Always had an inflatable with me, rolled up separate from the engine. They wouldn't be capable of connecting the boat/motor, so they didn't give me a pass because of that. No one has ever asked anything.

I wouldn't declare that. No way. Put something on top of it to make things go smoother.

Worst comes to worst, make up an invoice for the engine and have it ready if asked.


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[*] posted on 11-16-2018 at 07:15 PM


Depending on the value, if it isn't over $1000 (I'm not sure the limit amount of personal belongings), I would declare it and have them say that it's ok. Otherwise, it's up to you if you want to pay the duty. As long as it is personal and you plan to take it back north (tee hee) you should be clear of customs. Just have a sale's receipt to prove the value one way or another.
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[*] posted on 11-16-2018 at 07:26 PM


Good luck if they see it. Bring the receipt just in case because you’ll pay an import duty on it if they do see it.



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[*] posted on 11-17-2018 at 05:33 AM


Bringing it across without the boat they may snag you for duty. Have a sales slip with the serial number on it just in case. Maybe have a photo of a boat without the motor and say the motor goes with the boat because the original motor died. I like the inflatable boat idea.



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[*] posted on 11-17-2018 at 06:15 AM


Carry a copy of a boat TIP
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[*] posted on 11-17-2018 at 12:57 PM


we got snagged....and the aduana officer looked up the value in a little black book.

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[*] posted on 11-17-2018 at 01:34 PM


Quote: Originally posted by norte  
we got snagged....and the aduana officer looked up the value in a little black book.



They should google the price. What is this little black book?




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[*] posted on 11-17-2018 at 08:15 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by norte  
we got snagged....and the aduana officer looked up the value in a little black book.



They should google the price. What is this little black book?


like a kelly blue book
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