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Old 08-31-2008
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Fire extinguisher as non-lethal protection?

Curious how effective the standard ABC type fire exyinguisher would be in defend your vessel against unwanted people boarding.

We had a situation while chartering the BVI's that have explained in a trip report here, a couple of dinghies full of drunk idiots waking us up in the middle of the night and threating to board us.

I had a high powered flashlight and a flare gun in hand but knew firing a flare into their dinghy would be quite an incident.
I managed to fend them off without firing the flare gun, I had 4 teenage girls, 2 wives and a very good friend aboard, these guys meant harm and showed it the following night assaulting me, 8 on one.

Dousing them with the fire extinguisher would mae a huge mess, so outside of our charter yacht and into their dinghy was a thought, they were along side at the sugar scoops ready to board.

I believe this would send them on their way in a hurry, would any serious injury be sustained from such a retaliation??

A link to my trip rport is here:
BVI Trip report June/July '08 grab a cold one!
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