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Old 24-01-2010, 08:33   #46
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I met some people once who sailed the Pacific with a monkey on board. In many Asian cultures the monkey is revered or feared as an ancestral being. BTW, sure, scared the sh..t out of me when I climbed on board.

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I don't know which would be worse - pirates or some nasty monkey aboard.
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Only in the Southern hemisphere. Elsewhere, the electric fence is not seen as something designed in NZ ;-)

I say sail where you do not get boarded and keep the electric fence at home.

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Old 25-01-2010, 17:04   #48
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I don't know which would be worse - pirates or some nasty monkey aboard.
Strange thing was, they planned a 45 day crossing of the North Pacific from Japan to Canada with the monkey on board. The crossing took them 90 days ! This is a true story. We used to wonder whether or not they thought about eating the monkey.
They are lovely people and the monkey...well.. the monkey was a monkey.

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Has anyone considered their emergency flare pistol as a defensive weapon?
I have.
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I am an ex soldier and have been boarded only twice and both times i survived. I wait below and when they try to come down the hatchway ( only poss for 1 at a time ) I zap them with my stunner ( 900,000v) immediat unconciousnes. the one that had a gun I took to sea and when he regained concous I put him in a life jacket and tossed him over board 80miles off shore so on his swim back (if he made it) he could think about the next time he thinks a yacht is an easy target.
I liked this story...

I think the OP has a good point when anchored out and not sure about what might try to climb aboard. The fence won't kill someone or even knock them out. It will repel the miscreants long enough, for you to wake up and take evasive action.
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One fact that I would like to get accross is NEVER,NEVER take a firearm on board a yacht. It is not only elegal but very dangerous there have been many accidents where the crew have accidently shot another member of the crew and children getting hold of them which doesnt bare thinking about. I am an ex soldier and have been boarded only twice and both times i survived. I wait below and when they try to come down the hatchway ( only poss for 1 at a time ) I zap them with my stunner ( 900,000v) immediat unconciousnes. the one that had a gun I took to sea and when he regained concous I put him in a life jacket and tossed him over board 80miles off shore so on his swim back (if he made it) he could think about the next time he thinks a yacht is an easy target.
If you brought a stun gun to a gunfight you were lucky and the guy with the gun was stupid! If it had been someone like me, when the first guy went down, I would have backed off and put a couple of rounds either side of the companion way. Right through the bulkhead, and ordered anyone still able out where I could see them! What can I say--- I'm a Texan doing my part to continue the sterotype.
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Avoid getting boarded------------ sail in a submarine.
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Does anyone have any experience with using a car alarm witn movement sensor in the cockpit? Did it work?
I´ve been boarded at anchor but slept blissfully through the whole affair. (Praia, Cape Verde islands)
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Does anyone have any experience with using a car alarm witn movement sensor in the cockpit? Did it work?
I got a dog, its a good alarm and first line of defense.
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Has anyone considered their emergency flare pistol as a defensive weapon?
I have.

I love these threads. Have read many.

PS. Flares are particularly inaccurate and bounce off.

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Excellent Therapy. I don't know what to say. This might be an appropriate note to end the discussion.
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On second thoughts. This is just too good LOL !
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A lady in Comox tried to commit suicide with one years ago. She shot herself point blank in the chest. It bounced off, then bounced around the cabin, setting the boat on fire. Burned hell out of her tits, but not much more. They have about as much power as a slingshot, maybe less. A slingshot will throw a rock further that a flare pistol will throw a flare.
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