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Topic Review (Newest First)
06-18-2008 11:33 AM
johnshasteen Here's what every sailor needs for protection while cruising - they used it on a personal water craft, but it would work on any hostile.
PWC Elimination
06-13-2008 06:09 AM
Ilenart
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Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
Right...Only difference is that I have been out there as have many of the others on this thread. I don't see any of us worried about it except in specific areas which we avoid. Incidents do not make a PROBLEM when they are so infrequent, and pose less of a threat than living virtually anywhere in the US on land.
You have not provided any statistics to back your claim...nor do any exist.
Hey...I can give examples too...
Boat rage ends in attempted murder charge - Boston, MA - Town Online
See how DANGEROUS it is staying in USA marinas? And who knows what could happen on the highway with that trailer. I'd be more concerned about road rage if I were you.

Thanks Cam for that post. I alway thought the US was too dangerous to go cruising in. I've just struck it off my list.

Obviously best friends also need to be closely watched. Next time I go cruising with my mates I'll make sure I have some sort of weapon close at hand to defend myself.

Now I'm sorry I brought a rubber dinghy. I knew I should of gone for that hard aluminum dinghy. So much better for ramming....

Great post Cam, keep it up, Ilenart
06-13-2008 04:25 AM
Zanshin I've had a M1919 but would prefer a minimi or M239 as ammo is easier to find. All might not be too accurate at sea but they work wonders at creating a clar buffer area around the boat
06-12-2008 10:23 PM
Iflyka200s I just got my Class III paperwork...!

I'm mounting a Browning .30 on the bow of the Catalina 22..

Now... if I could just get it off shore in one piece!
06-12-2008 08:10 PM
sgkuhner We already know from experience that sailing blogs causes brain cancer, or at least causes the brain to act like it has been eaten by cancer.
06-12-2008 07:41 PM
negrini Please guys, stop it. Otherwise we'll conclude that sailing cause cancer ...
06-12-2008 05:32 PM
NCountry
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06-12-2008 05:03 PM
NCountry TTTTHHHIIIIISSSSS IIIISSSS the never ending song. I hope you'll sing along. We used to know the words but now I think they're gone because this is the never ending song. I hope you'll sing along. We used to know the words but now I think they're gone because this is the never ending song. I hope you'll sing along. We used to know the words but now I think they're gone because this is the never ending song......EVERYONE SING!!!! TTTTHHHIIIIISSSSS IIIISSSS the never ending song. I hope you'll sing along. We used to know the words but now I think they're gone because this is the never ending song. I hope you'll sing along. We used to know the words but now I think they're gone because this is the never ending song. I hope you'll sing along. We used to know the words but now I think they're gone because this is the never ending song
06-12-2008 03:15 PM
camaraderie Right...Only difference is that I have been out there as have many of the others on this thread. I don't see any of us worried about it except in specific areas which we avoid. Incidents do not make a PROBLEM when they are so infrequent, and pose less of a threat than living virtually anywhere in the US on land.
You have not provided any statistics to back your claim...nor do any exist.
Hey...I can give examples too...
Boat rage ends in attempted murder charge - Boston, MA - Town Online
See how DANGEROUS it is staying in USA marinas? And who knows what could happen on the highway with that trailer. I'd be more concerned about road rage if I were you.
06-12-2008 02:36 PM
gyrfalcon
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Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
I'm very much aware of the source of the data in the report. I'll respectfully disagree with you about piracy in small vessels being virtually unheard of.

OK.... The ICC map you link to is the SAME one that I linked to earlier which proves that only 1 instance of the 49 noted was a recreational vessel.

I stand ready to be corrected with facts.
1 in 49 is virtually unheard of? You obviously seem to think that piracy is not something that folks in recreational vessels need to be concerned with.

Wayne Talley & Ethan Rule state that: "Piracy is not just a problem for commercial vessels but also for recreational vessels. Sailboats are especially vulnerable to piracy attacks due to their relatively low sail and power speeds. Further, there is little chance of combative confrontation from sailboats."

Pirates in Mexico? | YachtPals.com


Lets assume that the chances of being killed by lightning are 1 in 280,000. That's virtually unheard of right? Why don't you just go out on the golf course with your titanium driver during the next thunderstorm then... the facts are on your side.
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