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Admittedly, I know almost nothing about zombies except that they aren't living in the generally accepted definition of the term. But perhaps it's possible to round them up and train them to go after the Somali pirates? Why not use their unique skills to our advantage?

Perhaps each boat could have its own zombie security. I imagine there would be a few things to overcome in order to make it work, but why not?
The military's attempts to train zombies to perform tasks ended, predictably, in disaster. See the 1985 movie, Day of the Dead.

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Do we need a poll on what weapons to carry to fend off a zombie pirate attack?
Some people advocate for a 10 or 12 gage shotgun but my personal preference is an M79 with flechette rounds. A swivel gun loaded with grapeshot might do but the reload time could be fatal.


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A moot point really because compared to a Spade the Rocna would be constantly dragging at a rate faster than zombies could stumble after it.


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Haiti? Hello? Talk about zombie central! Haiti is the ancestral home of zombies.
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Zombie Sharks are probably best left to another thread.

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Laura says "Rocnas don't drag"
Sweet! I got a bite! Figured the bait would be irresistible to someone. Of course I was really hoping to summon Craig Smith.

Hey, where is Smackdaddy? This thread seems right up his alley.

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Olny one kind of weapon for zombies



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i'm always amazed at how few resposes a serious question recieves,you know a real question that requires a knowledgeable and well considered answer[lucky if 2]but b/s like this gets legs and gos on and on,theres explaination for it,you figure it out
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There is a great novel by Max Brooks called World War Z that contemplates this very issue. It is actually a very interesting topic because zombie warfare is different from any other that mankind has ever faced. Zombies are not afraid, do not rest, do not stop, and never show mercy. And, they used to be us. So when fighting them, some of our losses turn into zombies, and we are faced with the horrifying dilemma of whether or not to put them out of their misery before they turn into more enemy.

In World War Z, zombies could not swim, but they could walk the Ocean Floor. So droves of them would just show up on beaches and climb anchor lines.

So, a sailboat would be a decent place if you accommodate the anchor line.
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Guns are too noisy, just an oar and some conch shells is all you need aboard a boat - perhaps a crossbow as well. Once you dispatch your first "anchor rode climbing" zombie, simply tie him off and use him/her as the anchor. The others will walk past the dead zombie that is safely holding you securely. Now if you do drag through coral then you'll need another zombie, maybe a few!

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