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02-20-2002 03:34 PM
Bronzepen
theft, pirates, anyone?

Hi lawson08,

Sometimes you just close your eyes, hold your nose and jump in. Take a chance, don''t think about the "IF''s". If we all stop and think about what bad things can happen to us when we step out the door then no one will ever leave there house. By no means am I saying be reckless and daring. I guess the answer here is to use common sense. Move to FL, sail your ass off and have a helluve a time doing it.

Bronze
02-20-2002 02:09 PM
Bobola
theft, pirates, anyone?

Lawson08,

When I was in the BVI many years ago, during check in, doing the custom and emigration thing, they asked if there was a weapon on board. I said yes, they signed for it and the ammo and locked it up with all the other honest boaterís guns at the main police station in Roadtown.

If I had said no, I would have been able to keep it on board, which is the original intention, of course, but illegal. If they thought I was lying to them, and they then searched the boat and found the gun, then what? Take the boat and (God forbid) possibly the boat???

Damned if you give the gun to them and should really need it later, and damned if they search the boat and find the hidden gun.

Maybe the right answer is to give them a gun without a firing pin, so nobody will get hurt by it, and keep the other (working) gun and ammo very well hidden but easily accessible.
02-20-2002 02:09 PM
Bobola
theft, pirates, anyone?

Lawson08,

When I was in the BVI many years ago, during check in, doing the custom and emigration thing, they asked if there was a weapon on board. I said yes, they signed for it and the ammo and locked it up with all the other honest boaterís guns at the main police station in Roadtown.

If I had said no, I would have been able to keep it on board, which is the original intention, of course, but illegal. If they thought I was lying to them, and they then searched the boat and found the gun, then what? Take the boat and (God forbid) possibly the boat???

Damned if you give the gun to them and should really need it later, and damned if they search the boat and find the hidden gun.

Maybe the right answer is to give them a gun without a firing pin, so nobody will get hurt by it, and keep the other (working) gun and ammo very well hidden but easily accessible.
02-19-2002 08:44 PM
Peter_pan
theft, pirates, anyone?

Ahoy Big Red.The Pan is here now. I''ll be keepin an eye on ya.
01-29-2002 04:42 AM
BigRed56
theft, pirates, anyone?

Ahoy fthomson, aye i''s still be weeping from the last time i seen hook get it in the end. Damn faries!!! Big Red 56 the Pirate
01-28-2002 10:06 PM
FTHOMSON
theft, pirates, anyone?

BR56... I knew you would get the reference. :-)


-Fred
01-28-2002 06:36 AM
BigRed56
theft, pirates, anyone?

Ahoy duffyM, ye be looking for paradise or a battle? Either way me matey Duane is on course. Pine Island , barrier Island wedged between Sanibel/ Captiva and the SW florida coast at Cape Coral. Charlotte harbor at the northern end the Chalasohatchee at the south where Fort Myers guards me southern approches.As far as Mrssr.fthomson''s directions I believe yer gonna need some fairy dust to make that course. Or two or three bottles of RUM!!! Avast there Hoist yer colors me flints are loaded , powder dry, de fuse be lit now if I could just find something to Hit. Big Red 56the Pitate of Pine Island.
01-28-2002 04:13 AM
DuaneIsing
theft, pirates, anyone?

DuffyM,

I don''t have the LAT LON handy, but look 2/3 of the way down the gulf coast of Florida, just west of Fort Myers. There''s a lot of thin water down there, so your escape routes when fleeing pirates are limited
01-27-2002 09:30 PM
FTHOMSON
theft, pirates, anyone?

Second star to the left and straight on till morning? :-)
01-27-2002 11:38 AM
duffyM
theft, pirates, anyone?

arrr what be yer L and LAT uvv thiz pine isl. place .
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