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Re: Safety on board when sailing alone

Thanks for the above ideas. My thinking was every one has or should have a fire extinguisher in every sleeping compartment, galley and engine room. One is is always close to hand. Between getting hurt and cleaning up a mess I would take cleaning up a mess. Admittedly this is a last resort so agree with you but as the propellant comes out its at a freezing temperature so the one who's face it's aimed at will be quite disabled . My personal plan is different but not shared for the trolls nor do I want to share in order to preserve the novelty. In terms of spray cans bear repellent seems to get good reviews. Surprisingly wasp spray doesn't.

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" Between getting hurt and cleaning up a mess I would take cleaning up a mess. Admittedly this is a last resort so agree with you but as the propellant comes out its at a freezing temperature"
Next time I use one (we drill with them often) I'll have to stick a hand in there. I've never noticed anything "freezing" about them, they are NOT CO2 extinguishers. Even with the larger dry powder extinguishers, I've never noticed any cold or received any warning about that.
Instead...we are cautioned to wear eye and mouth (filter) protection because that damned yellow powder is going to get in everything and everyone, and it is not good stuff. Respiratory and eye irritant. If you think cleaning it up is haven't had to do so yet. You will find it penetrates places where you are sure it couldn't get, and it just keeps coming back after you've cleaned it "all" out.
You really need to USE one, to appreciate the stuff. Personally I prefer CO2 or water, but even a "freezing" CO2 spray is easily batted away with an arm. With yellow powder, your attacker will remain on an equal par with you: Both blind in the dust fog. And the attack continues.

"not shared for the trolls" Yes. I hate filling out paperwork. When I was racing we had a simple motto on the boat: "If you leave no survivors, you don't waste any time with the protest committee."

I wonder if that works outside the racing circuit too?
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Re: Safety on board when sailing alone

Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
Motion detectors at every hardware store about $20.

Just because many local people in the Caribbean are black it doesn't mean you need a gun.

You need a gun more in your own country than the Caribbean.

Yes, you can sail by yourself unless you are a compete idiot.

12 years is self imposed. Get off your fat bum and save more money now and retire in 5 years. I retired at 48 and it was the best decision I ever made.

Whoa...back up the truck. The OP didn't say anything about black people. Are you thinking that Caribbean black people are more prone to violence than other races residing there?
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There is going to be a sailboat fire sale after this hurricane. Good time to buy!!
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