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Another helpful thread ruined by the second amendment nut jobs????

......and would never even think about taking a gun cruising with me. And I have the training necessary to actually potentially protect myself. It is just not worth the hassle and anything you would consider carrying is not going to much use, a shot gun or hand gun? Both close range only they will be on your boat before they are effective. If you are that afraid of the outside world just stay home in your bunker in Idaho. You will be safe there for sure! No body wants what you have. When traveling in other countries you need to follow there laws and rules. To think that your rights or privileges follow you into other countries is just plain arrogant. It is this thinking that gives us the world wide image of being rude, arrogant and obnoxious.
As a licensed permit holder myself here in Georgia... no reason the 2nd Amend. cannot be discussed in a civilized manner.... not all of us agree... just as many do not agree on the 'anchor baby' debate although that too is in our Constitution by the way and one I served in this country to protect!

So basically you too are in agreement the guns stay home when cruising... not much different than what I have been referring to... albeit some think it was 'looney' too to mention it!

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Every thread like this reminds me that I need to be at least as scared of cruisers as of any "locals"
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every thread like this reminds me that i need to be at least as scared of cruisers as of any "locals"
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Every thread like this reminds me that I need to be at least as scared of cruisers as of any "locals"
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At the moment I don't think we have an ambassador to Venezuela or official diplomatic ties. Venezuela wouldn't lift a finger to help an American yacht at this time, I'm sure.
I hear the French navy is more than happy to blast pirate boats out of the water.

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Somehow I doubt the cruisers will board your vessel, threaten your family at gun point and steal everything they can. Until you have experienced this, as I have, you have no idea frekin what your talking about.
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Re: Beware..Pirates of the Caribbean

Had the boat with a yacht management service for awhile. Through other users of this service was told an interesting story.

Another cruisier using this service was placed on a mooring down in the east end of Tortola. He was on his boat when a boarding was attempted. They failed and went back into their small boat. He was back in his companion way when they shot at him as they were powering away. Fortunately he survived. They were never caught. This occurred in 2014

When discussed in 2015 it was thought they shot at him because he was flying the Stars and Stripes. The presumption being he would get his gun and shoot at them so they needed to shoot first and prevent him shooting until they were out of range.

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....When discussed in 2015 it was thought they shot at him because he was flying the Stars and Stripes. The presumption being he would get his gun and shoot at them so they needed to shoot first and prevent him shooting until they were out of range.

My flag is up when I'm under sail as required. That's it.
Out, weren't these kids arrested a couple of months later, after they terrorized several boats/boaters? I recall the story in the news, but couldn't find it easily. I don't recall this assumption. One would think, if they actually had this mental image, they would have boarded another boat in the first place. I do seem to recall, the boat owner pursued them, as they were fleeing. If they're leaving, let them go. The kids probably shot, because they were stupid and scared.

I believe no one is allowed to own a gun in the BVI. Interesting that they still have gun violence, even murders.


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Minnie I believe your right they did eventually get bagged.

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I thought it was at port and in foreign waters your required to fly a foreign courtesy on the starboard spreader and your ensign on the stern? Thats what I've been doing, when I'm making passage my ensign always wants work it's way free so it's in a tube below.
Geeze I didn't hear any of this I was there at the same time too! The BVI I aways feel the most comfortable especially in Tortola with the cops cruising around in those go fast boats all decked out in black with assault weapons.
Anybody know where you can find that rule on flying an ensign I looked at both USCG and USPS couldn't find any definitive answer.
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