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post #18 of Old 12-26-2012
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Re: At Last! Definitive Self Defense for Sailors

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Ironically, worldwide, is just the opposite.

Report: Sea piracy drops to lowest level in four years - CNN.com

Areas that most people cruise have none, such as New England.
Don't bring facts into the discussion, it would spoil all the fun for the would-be Rambos. When you are actually out cruising there are lots of things to worry about, pirates are so far down the list as to be non-existent. A prediction, piracy is so much in decline in the Western Indian Ocean that circumnavigations will routinely be going the Red Sea route within three years, although having gone the Cape route if someone asked I would suggest coming this way.

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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