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Old 02-09-2011, 13:06   #76
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Next year, insh'allah, HWMO and myself will be facing the choice of whether to turn right to go to the Red Sea, left to go down the Pakistani coast, or straight on to hit south Africa. Sadly, it looks like the first option is now ruled out, which is a shame because we are both professional divers and we would love to spend some time exploring that area.

Who knows, perhaps some great force will declare a war on them, and clear the waters. Or maybe the aid pouring in will ease the poverty (we can dream what we like). Or maybe, just maybe, the pirates will lay off the cruisers when they come to realise that we are not money cows, as are many tanker crews and journalists who are kidnapped in this part of the world.

In the meantime, we have to manage our risks as best as possible. And just as I would choose to take a longer router to cross an expressway using a bridge rather than hopping over it like a frog, so we intend to take as distant a route as possible around the pirates!
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Next year, insh'allah, HWMO and myself will be facing the choice of whether to turn right to go to the Red Sea, left to go down the Pakistani coast, or straight on to hit south Africa. Sadly, it looks like the first option is now ruled out, which is a shame because we are both professional divers and we would love to spend some time exploring that area.

Who knows, perhaps some great force will declare a war on them, and clear the waters. Or maybe the aid pouring in will ease the poverty (we can dream what we like). Or maybe, just maybe, the pirates will lay off the cruisers when they come to realise that we are not money cows, as are many tanker crews and journalists who are kidnapped in this part of the world.

In the meantime, we have to manage our risks as best as possible. And just as I would choose to take a longer router to cross an expressway using a bridge rather than hopping over it like a frog, so we intend to take as distant a route as possible around the pirates!
Which ever you decide be safe ,be carefull,and good luck..DVC
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This was a good thread till guns were mentioned.


I agree with Mark. The talk of guns on cruising boats is dumb. Occasional talk when consuming sun downers with other long term cruisers, has at times touched on guns. This topic of conversation has normally been initiated by a poorly informed newby. The consensus even with our yank and Canada friends is keep them off your boat and use your head.
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I agree with Mark. The talk of guns on cruising boats is dumb. Occasional talk when consuming sun downers with other long term cruisers, has at times touched on guns. This topic of conversation has normally been initiated by a poorly informed newby. The consensus even with our yank and Canada friends is keep them off your boat and use your head.
Damn right.... soon as they get close... stick the nut one em...
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.. stick the nut one em...
What might that mean?
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What might that mean?
Yeah. Had me wondering too...


But then I saw it's Boatman... it just means it's time to cork the bottle and turn in!
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Yeah. Had me wondering too...


But then I saw it's Boatman... it just means it's time to cork the bottle and turn in!
yeah me too!
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Sorry about that... an unnesecary E....
It should read "Stick the nut on em...."
A poster stated we should use our heads.... headbutt them....??

Yeah I know.... Mega CF groan...
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Sorry about that... an unnesecary E....
It should read "Stick the nut on em...."
My query stands.
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A rapid movement of the head causing ones forehead to come into contact with the bridge of another persons nose... resulting in severe pain and temporary blindness to your assailant...
Shorter men are usually more effective... thier technique is to jump before the strike and catch you as they come down... adds to the psi...
That is 'Sticking the nut on..."
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A rapid movement of the head causing ones forehead to come into contact with the bridge of another persons nose... resulting in severe pain and temporary blindness to your assailant...
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! I have had horses do that to me. In fact, I think horses invented the tactic.
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! I have had horses do that to me. In fact, I think horses invented the tactic.
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I agree with Mark. The talk of guns on cruising boats is dumb. Occasional talk when consuming sun downers with other long term cruisers, has at times touched on guns. This topic of conversation has normally been initiated by a poorly informed newby. The consensus even with our yank and Canada friends is keep them off your boat and use your head.
Depends on where you're cruising. Speaking in general you're right about most of the world, but relative to the USA and Bahamas, you're wrong. US citizens have no problem cruising with guns in the US and/or Bahamas, they welcome them. Guess what, NO boat crime in the US and/or Bahamas. By Boat Crime, I mean criminals boarding and robbing occupied boats or piracy - NONE. When Florida passed a Concealed Weapons Law over 20 years ago, gun crimes plummeted.

Unfortunately, this subject is going to get more and more relevant and not go away, because most of the worlds economies are getting worse.
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--thermite would burn through the hull, while WP would have a general incendiary effect.
Before everyone rushes out to buy thermite grenades, I would like to remind all that in the 1951 version of The Thing, James Arness and crew used thermite grenades to free the alien spaceship and its pilot from ice. And based on the mayhem that particularly ill-advised action unleashed, I say be careful with them thermites!
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