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Old 09-02-2008, 15:22   #106
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Clearly, The preferred weapon when battling coconuts.
Ha ha ha!

C'mon Paul... a .45 is the weapon of choice when dealing with those dirty, hairy, stinky coconuts!
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Old 09-02-2008, 19:26   #107
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Weapons of choice...

And there was me thinking that the weapons of choice were a solid upright steel spike and a bit of flat bar with a serrated end screwed to a wooden stand.
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Old 09-02-2008, 20:40   #108
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OOOOOooooooookay. Here we are, once again, WAY off topic and going farther afield fast.

I really hate to lock it up again, but, since some folk don't seem to understand the rules.We are getting REAL close - again.

FYI - copying and pasting copyrighted materials (especially if the owners are associated with the motion picture or music industry) isn't allowed - please feel free to read the rules.

No one gets any vacation time out of this one - hope we don't go there either.

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This entire thread needs to go away. Very little of it has anything to do with sailing.
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very little of it has anything to do with sailing.
I dunno about that - maybe gives a bit of a clue about the type of folk / attitudes they will encounter in certain cruising areas?
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:41   #111
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Please keep this on topic!!!
Please keep Politics and Racism out of it!!!(not saying anyone has)
Please abide by CF rules in regards to copywrite!!
Please do not inflame threads by posting stupid comments, especially when aimed at Mod/Admin team members. A certain person here should know what that is like and know better than that.
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Captain Mark, I really like your quote. This is the attitude that I want to emulate as a new cruiser. Right or wrong, I take it that I should not carry a firearm as it seems to make more sense.

By the way, I regret that this question has sparked an international NRA vs. ACLU debate when in fact it is a valid question that deserves more objective advise.

I am a banking analyst that is fed up with the corporate humm. I am a sailing instructor over the weekends and I am planning a cruise around S. Amer with a good buddy. Can anybody tell me how much of a hassle it is to carry a spear gun? I can veritably use this for procuring food when very remote from dry.

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Can anybody tell me how much of a hassle it is to carry a spear gun? I can veritably use this for procuring food when very remote from dry.
I'd like to know about this as well. How come some countries don't allow them?
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One of my nice sharp Paul Chen swords mounted near my ladder would make a rather nice deterrent to one or several machete packing fellows trying to step onto my boat.

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I only carry a gun in the US and leave them at home while cruising. By the way, Puerto Rico confiscates guns.
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No guns . . . no hassles . . . no "accidents". Managed to live 51 years in urban America without one, managed to travel all the continents without one.
The only reason you are safe to not carry a gun is that others carry guns in your stead.
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I, too, carry a machete on board ..... and for that matter when camping.

A useful tool, and a mild dissuader for the unarmed intruder.

However for the pistol packing punk, I have my money stashed in several places, $50 here, $150 there, the rest well away.

I'm ready to try to buy the punk off. I really don't want to encourage a thief, but when it comes right down to it, I don't want to shoot the wayward son of the police chief either.

Nor have him shoot my wife ..... nor me.

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Yup. Let's just encourage the behavior (or behaviour). Pay them to keep doing it, that'll work.
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So bstreep, what's your plan?
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Interesting views from folks that come from the countries that have given up their right to self defense. People do need to be properly trained in the use of firearms and in trained hands the statistics show them to be very effective. But...when visiting another country, I do believe that you need to abide by their laws and certainly would never try to "conceal" weapons from the authorities, consequences can be brutal. A good club or machete can also be pretty effective but again train in their use. Fortunately 99% of folks are friendly and fun to get to know so the odds of a good trip, unarmed, are highly in your favor.
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