Carnet for Central and South America

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Chat Lunatique, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Rubinski

    Rubinski Been here awhile

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    The cost of taking the Stahlratte is $1500. I emailed Captain Ludwig (I believe was his name) captain of the ship. I have read that other riders flew their bikes for a lot cheaper (this is what I will look into once I get to Panama). I believe four riders shared a container and paid less than $450 per bike, plus a little over $200 for each person (operative words is finding others to share a container). A lot cheaper than the Stahlratte. I do remember reading that it came out to about half the cost. I leave Phoenix Arizona this Monday October 7th to Colombia and hopefully "mas alla." (and beyond).
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    The rats gone up, we paid 900. They take care of all your paperwork for you so that’s a bonus. Plus the trip is epic. You go to a desert island
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    Yup, that is the upside of the Stahlratte, they take care of your paperwork. Since im fluent in Spanish, I figured I'd give it a shot doing the leg work to get my paper work in order there in Panama. Do you by any chance have any contacts to ship my bike back home from Lima Peru?
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    No. I’m not a happy shipper.
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  6. Stahlratte

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    Stahlratte is 1200$ .
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    That’s a bargain what with the price of fuel. PLUS the days of great fresh food and lodging......the thrill of sailing.....swimming to a deserted island. Meeting the Kuna Yala Indians....and it’s all authentic not touristy. Also to me staying with your bike and not flying it somewhere just seems like you really TRIED rather than bringing it on a jet. I mean come on!....what a story you are making for your scrap book....sailing on the 1904 Stahlratte from the Jungle in Panama to the port of Cartagena Colombia.....or you can tell people you bunged your bike on a jet plane and then yourself. There’s something more authentic about sailing WITH the bike, helping sail actually as you need to help...and helping loading and unloading, getting grubby....helping to prepare meals......snorkeling around an uninhabited island. Having a bottle of rum and a bonfire on that island....all real...not touristy but a real actual adventure that may not always be as comfortable as a commercial airline seat...
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  8. knight

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    And worth every penny
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  9. Rubinski

    Rubinski Been here awhile

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    Rubinski Been here awhile

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    Thank you for your input. I'll have to give this some thought.
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Of course if a person gets seasick it’s not for them. There is a 30 hour open water stretch.
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  12. pceire32

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    There is a website called container buddies if you register with them and tell them the route you are needing they will inform you of others that are traveling the same route & dates and want to share a container. :-)

    containerbuddies.org
    containerbuddies@gmail.com
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  13. Rubinski

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  14. Rubinski

    Rubinski Been here awhile

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    Thanks for this information!
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