smartbomb
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Joined: December 10, 2005 6:21 pm
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Re: 80ft. Yacht

I'm green with envy. Not at the gig, but with the boat 😀 I have been in, on, and about boats my entire life but I would not want the stress that co...

18 years ago
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Re: Reefer Madness

You might want to check this link before getting too excited about toking up in the USVI. Learning how to sail is as much art as it is science, a...

18 years ago
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Re: One big step forward, got a jolt of reality

I've built smaller boats (30 foot) using cold-molded epoxy construction. For an experienced person with a helper and the proper tools, a small team c...

18 years ago
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Re: One big step forward, got a jolt of reality

Hi Ang: I appreciate your post. I actually hadn't thought about the wildlife in the water. I was considering a wooden boat, but after your post I wil...

18 years ago
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Re: UPS

This sounds like theft plain and simple. Seems like when shipping to USVI it's best to take the USPS's optional insurance. Taking photos of valuable...

18 years ago
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Re: One big step forward, got a jolt of reality

Sadly, the boat deal fell through. We were so close to passing papers but the it just smelled bad. I went back through the paperwork I had received ...

18 years ago
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Re: Personal Use Tax

Personal Use Tax Formula: Mell wrote "I would pay a 4% tax of the value of my items for any shipment over $1000" which is not quite correct. The formu...

18 years ago
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Re: Gay couple moving down island!

Albert: I'd ask yourself who you expect your community is going to be down in the USVI. I would urge you to check it out yourself and not go on the ...

18 years ago
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Re: Car License

It might not be perfectly legal to have two licenses but I've had two for nearly 13 years and I've never had any trouble. When I moved to massachuset...

18 years ago
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Re: Excise Tax on Used Personal Items

The topic is indeed murky. This is what I've been able to find out... According to USVI.net: Articles imported into the U.S. Virgin Islands fo...

18 years ago
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Re: UPS

Getting a private box in the US and having packages forwarded via USPS is a great strategy, especially considering the myriad of retailer offers for f...

18 years ago
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Re: UPS

Last time I checked my chromosomes there was still a "Y" in there... lol No problem. You're welcome. I'm curious so it's good to know. A d...

18 years ago
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Re: UPS

Just for giggles I did a test shipping comparison using a 2 lb package and used each company's online calculators to figure out the cost. I used Bos...

18 years ago
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Re: Local flavor

If I'm characterizing it correctly, it seems that the addage "you reap what you sow" is more amplified on the islands. With such a small population, ...

18 years ago
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18 years ago
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Re: Water temp of ocean.....

I just checked - water temp around STT today is 80°F, with local variability of course. Not too shabby! Come to Massachusetts, where the water is......

18 years ago
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Re: power out again!

This is a very healthy dose of reality. I'm really glad to read it, despite all the "me too posts" about power outages. My biggest concern in moving...

18 years ago
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Re: high speed internet - cable internet -

I've always been impressed with satellite high speed internet. The speeds are comparable to broadband, the latest technology allows two-way communicat...

18 years ago
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Re: Verizon cell service

Alix - I'd agree - definitely escalate this to a manager, because they shouldn't have told you this. I asked the manager of the Boston Verizon store ...

18 years ago
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Re: Teachers salaries in USVI

The link that islander posted said that 10 years of your teaching experience counts on USVI. It's sort of absurd - how are they going to attract good...

18 years ago
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Re: Teachers salaries in USVI

Islander - that's exactly what I was looking for. Thank you! I don't know what "step" means but I assume she does. It's probably a union thing a...

18 years ago
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Re: Verizon cell service

Thanks - this is great info. I figured as much about the contract cancellation when I went to the verizon store today. I didn't sign up until I get a...

18 years ago
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