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Re: What kind of weapon to keep aboard my new dinghy?

"is that a gun in your pocket or are your just glad to see me"

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Re: What kind of weapon to keep aboard my new dinghy?

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At the time, that probably shocked the audience. Now it would have little effect.

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My main concern is my own safety once I get closer to central and then Southern California...

My basic human fear is that that the chicks are going to become literally over come with lust and launch a full frontal assault upon me and my dinghy...

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On the upside, if he does take that approach, the qualifying candidate is gonna be a fuh-REEEK!
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All those fears will go away as soon as the alarm clock wakes you up.
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Just this one or will we be digging through the archives?


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Re: What kind of weapon to keep aboard my new dinghy?

What, you think Blackbeard is lurking off the California coast, looking for aging 27-foot sailboats to raid?

Good old boats with fading gelcoat and baggy, 20-year-old sails don't exactly exude wealth. Who would want to rob you?

Guns on boards generally don't solve anything except the masculinity problems of their owners. Mostly, they'll rust. If you're unlucky, you'll shoot yourself, as Ernest Hemingway did while fishing. Or you'll get drunk in port and land yourself in jail.

In the unlikely event you find yourself in a fix, a flare gun will scare the hell out of anybody. Who wants to get a flare to the belly?

It's better to worry about stuff that might actually happen. Can you reef in a storm? Repair a sail? Stay awake for 40 hours while running in shipping lanes? Bleed the diesel? Climb the mast?

Bottom line: There ain't none of us getting out of here alive. Enjoy your cruise and don"t worry about unlikely things.

Shakespeare had a wonderful line: "Of all the wonders I yet have heard, it seems most strange to me that men should fear, seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come."
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I'm not worried about communication. They're not after me for a chat. You are very old fashioned. You don't understand chicks these days.


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A stainless steel revolver such as the Taurus Judge would be a good choice. I carry one when I kayak in remote areas and it is effective, not too heavy, and not too expensive.
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At the time, that probably shocked the audience. Now it would have little effect.

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Now, everyone would assume it really was a gun and run in panic for the exits.
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