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Old 02-09-2011, 23:03   #91
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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.
Worse?..Damn!...
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approached by unknown vessels. Two megas had to take some form of evasive action. Could have been fishing boats, but the consensus was that they were not.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:14   #93
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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.
Not meaning to be rude by any means here...Im a little slow,but I catch on after a while...and what I see here is that most of the people that think people who talk about guns or better yet the talk of guns is dumb are from down under.and I can remember being in Guam watching the TV in the early 90s and I saw where they confinscated the peoples guns and cut them up and dumped them in the ocean...it was said that the right to bear arms wasnt in the constitution or something like that...so Im wondering is that why the Aussies seem to be so negtive about the gun thing,and if they had not taken the guns would their attitude be more "liberal"...just wondering and im sure I'll be corrected if im wrong. DVC
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:26   #94
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Re: British Couple Released After a Year in Captivity

I just wanted this thread to be about the Chandlers, not about guns.



Gun threads are all over this forum. Can't we just talk about the Chandlers or the Danish 7 still hostage for once?


7 people are there held by pirates and no one here gives a stuff.
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By the way, the Danish relitives are coughing up $3milllion for the families release.

Can other cruising families afford that?
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By the way, the Danish relitives are coughing up $3milllion for the families release.

Can other cruising families afford that?
I would still be there 25yrs. on...
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I'm afraid, given my monetary shortcomings, I would likely find myself learning the local dialects for a long term stay. It is curious, though, that there has been very little in the news about our captive Danish compatriots.
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I'm afraid, given my monetary shortcomings, I would likely find myself learning the local dialects for a long term stay. It is curious, though, that there has been very little in the news about our captive Danish compatriots.
The Danes seem to me to be a lot like Germans..very resourceful and proud...they might have looked at it like any other business deal and said all right whats it going to take to do business with very little drama.
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I just wanted this thread to be about the Chandlers, not about guns.



Gun threads are all over this forum. Can't we just talk about the Chandlers or the Danish 7 still hostage for once?


7 people are there held by pirates and no one here gives a stuff.
Hi Mark,

I care, they have my sympathy, but I'd say I am more sympathetic for the other 800+ being held, the majority who had little choice, other than take a piss paid job or none at all, and risk being blacklisted if they refused to sail.
Having being boarded by 20 west africans from that country well known for computer scams, I have an inkling of what they are going through, me and my crew were luckly and were released after 2 days.

Its good to know that their families are getting the cash together.
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Chandlers sailing again next year
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