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post #30 of Old 03-02-2011
kpgraci
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[QUOTE=MarkofSeaLife;704099]A convoy is NOT going to make you safe!/QUOTE]

wow. Great photo and a great point. I can only add that warships travel in a convoy for safety but the reason this works for them is they have tactics and fire power that each ship can bring to bear on a would be attacker.

In that photo, if each boat had a competent marksman and the approaching boat knew there was a no go zone around each craft or he will be fired upon then that may be construed as safety in numbers.

Wolves don't mind attacking a flock of sheep, that's called a target rich environment.

I think most sailors don't sail for the thrill of combat. Stay out of dangerous waters unless you have something better than a 'piracy plan', whatever the heck that is.

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