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I have only been boarded once by a wildlife officer while duck hunting in a motor boat. Not nice, but professional in all other regards. I can't imagine being boarded while underway in a sailboat heeled over?? Why in the world would BOTH parties not prefer to drop sails, and safely board? A ship underway, ok....a small sailboat heeled over? WTF?

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More popcorn please....
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Boarded ELEVEN TIMES in 4000 miles?
I'd be asking myself, why am i attracting unwanted attention and how do i stop doing it?
Funny you should say that. I was thinking to myself "What's the name of his boat?" On a tour of a boat impound yard I noticed that a significant number of the boats had names like "Weed Bandit" and other such names that might not be so wise.
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Sharp fish hooks hanging around the stern deflates the egos, etc of those in zodiacs. Watching where they are going is their responsibility.
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Funny you should say that. I was thinking to myself "What's the name of his boat?" On a tour of a boat impound yard I noticed that a significant number of the boats had names like "Weed Bandit" and other such names that might not be so wise.

Real suppliers do not advertise. CG just hassling to justify their lives/budgets.

Sharp fish hooks hanging around the stern deflates the egos, etc of those in zodiacs. Watching where they are going is their responsibility.



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In Canada, everyone needs a search warrant to enter a boat. Sure glad I live in a freer country, and not the US!
Those who don't want to impose themselves on others, wouldn't join a police organization, on a matter of principle. So who does that leave?

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>Those who don't want to impose themselves on others, wouldn't join a police organization, on a matter of principle. So who does that leave?<

Amin. However, in Second and Third World countries, the only way to both defend one's family from violent 'authority' and also have access to 'confiscated' wealth is to join the thugs. Regardless of the country, some may join simply because their father and uncles were in a police force, and they're just following a 'family career' that may be easier for them to enter.
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In Canada, everyone needs a search warrant to enter a boat. Sure glad I live in a freer country, and not the US!
Yup, you guys are freer. Fully hands off. Congratulations. These interviews took place a few months prior to 9/11.

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Those who don't want to impose themselves on others, wouldn't join a police organization, on a matter of principle. So who does that leave?
I only have a problem with the perceived tone that LEOs are, therefore, all joining in order to impose themselves on others. I fully disagree, at least in the US. Most are joining to protect, not impose. There are bad apples everywhere, even on sailboats. I do agree that you can't do the job as an LEO, unless you are willing to impose. Just like you can't be a school teacher either. You must be willing to tell Johnny to sit in his seat and listen, whether he wants to or not. But, that's not why you took the job.
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14 pages of banter. No part 2. Sad panda is sad. o___o

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H3L|IoN - Haven't I seen you around someplace? Like CruisingOutpost.com?

And the hate speech hereabouts hardly qualifies for banter, since the least infraction may get some -but only some- banned for 'life'.
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