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Old 17-07-2012, 07:34   #286
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LOL.

Did they do post humus interviews or set up a series of trials.

Nah, just collected from US ambulance drivers, and police reports. My mom was one, when she heard a knife fight call, she always packed a mop. And extra body bags.

Ambulances don't carry supplies for a blood transfusion, you gotta hold on until you reach the hospital, and the lab matches your blood type. One severed artery can bleed you out in 5 mins.
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Old 17-07-2012, 08:38   #287
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Nah, just collected from US ambulance drivers, and police reports. My mom was one, when she heard a knife fight call, she always packed a mop. And extra body bags.

Ambulances don't carry supplies for a blood transfusion, you gotta hold on until you reach the hospital, and the lab matches your blood type. One severed artery can bleed you out in 5 mins.

Uhuh.

But now they have Hespan and tourniqets. Hospitals have "trauma blood".

No one dies till the "golden hour" has ended.

I thought everyone knew that. It is on the internet after all.
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There's more to a cruiser than meets the eye...and there are worse things than having one Kung-Fui chop you to the deck...just look at this conversation I recorded on my hydrophones last week:


Thug: Hey! Hey, wake up!

Cruiser: Huh? Aaagh!
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Or.......

Thug: Hey! Hey, wake up!

Cruiser: Huh? Aaagh!

Thug: Give me all your valuables!

Cruiser: The most valuable thing I have is the love of Jehovah - please have this copy of The Watchtower and lets discuss how you too can Witness the good news .

Thug: Aaagh!

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Thug: Splash
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I suspect most wives would be "happier " to be raped and have you alive then have you try the hero be dead and still they get raped.
Of course the marriage might not survive that event. or the decision process.......

But regrets and mental scars etc only affect the living.
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Uhuh.

But now they have Hespan and tourniqets. Hospitals have "trauma blood".

No one dies till the "golden hour" has ended.

I thought everyone knew that. It is on the internet after all.
Ok I was being a little fasciscist, well maybe a lot.

Still humans bleed fast, and with the level of cutting you are likely to receive in a knife fight, the looong wait for help to arrive will likely proove fatel, especially since we ARE talking about a boat,....at anchor,.....in a third world country,............

You can only torniquet limbs; liver, spleen, kidneys, neck,.....not so much.

Wait how did We end up on the oposite sides???

I am a big proponent of self defense,..... going toe to toe with a guy that has a bigger knife,...not so much.
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Re: Honduras: Sailing Boat Boarded and Robbed by Pirates

Wow-what a thread! But no one has mentioned one of the oldest weapons in the old sailor's arsenal-the marlinspike. Get a big one-you can whack someone with it, stab someone with it or use it to push them off the boat! Plus, they are legal everywhere!
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Uhuh.

But now they have Hespan and tourniqets. Hospitals have "trauma blood".

No one dies till the "golden hour" has ended.

I thought everyone knew that. It is on the internet after all.
Yes, hospitals in developed counties have these things. You usually don't find pirates in places that have these excellent hospitals a few minutes away.

For that matter, a secluded anchorage anywhere, even in a developed country, does not lend itself to quick trips to the ER.

Of course, Josey Wales would just fill the hole with his chewed tobacco and keep on fighting.

I apologize in advance for injecting such reality, but I grew up in the 'hood, and have seen these things live and in person. Nothing like the big or little screen.

BTW, if you keep the tourniquet on a major vessel for long enough to survive the dinghy/cab or donkey ride to the nearest third world hospital, you'll be losing that limb to gangrene. I guess what you have aboard is really worth an arm or a leg, or even more. Try applying that tourniquet to your neck, as that will be the first target of the experienced knife fighter. Seems like some imagineers in this thread already have.
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Yes, hospitals in developed counties have these things. You usually don't find pirates in places that have these excellent hospitals a few minutes away.

For that matter, a secluded anchorage anywhere, even in a developed country, does not lend itself to quick trips to the ER.

Of course, Josey Wales would just fill the hole with his chewed tobacco and keep on fighting.

I apologize in advance for injecting such reality, but I grew up in the 'hood, and have seen these things live and in person. Nothing like the big or little screen.

BTW, if you keep the tourniquet on a major vessel for long enough to survive the dinghy/cab or donkey ride to the nearest third world hospital, you'll be losing that limb to gangrene. I guess what you have aboard is really worth an arm or a leg, or even more. Try applying that tourniquet to your neck, as that will be the first target of the experienced knife fighter. Seems like some imagineers in this thread already have.
Yes, of course, sorry.

This thread has more than it's share of utter Bu11 Sh1t.

I got some on me and threw some of it around cleaning up.

Sorry.
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I agree, we went from surviving a robbery at anchor, to medieval fighting tactics.
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I agree, we went from surviving a robbery at anchor, to medieval fighting tactics.

And you guys thought I was nuts for suggesting a pointy stick can be a helpful tool!
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Wow-what a thread! But no one has mentioned one of the oldest weapons in the old sailor's arsenal-the marlinspike. Get a big one-you can whack someone with it, stab someone with it or use it to push them off the boat! Plus, they are legal everywhere!
I never thought of that and I used to sail on a tall sailing ship. That would work VERY nicely, sharpen it down to a point,,You could keep it in a case on your gelt all day if needed, and by the bed at night. I had one that was 8 inches long,,,all metal

A marlinspike is a polished cone tapered to a rounded or flattened point, usually 6 to 12 inches long, although sometimes 26 inches or longer, depending on what ply and size of rope they are intended for. The marlinspike is a tool made from metal, usually iron or steel
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In this piccy you can see my mooring hook on the rear rail of the transom, it slides into a peice of plastic conduit,

I can also place it in the fishing rod holder situated on the rail on the starboard side as well,

It wont help you if they are inside your boat,
But it will help you as they will need two hands to climb out of a dinghy to get onto your boat,

Just continually whack them over the head with the mooring hook, and I mean hard,

Forget about aiming for the neck Etc,
Then drop a few flares into their boat,
Your flares should be in an easily accessible place near your cockpit any way,

You will find that they will lose interest in you very quickly,
They will be too busy saving themselves from a burning boat,

I got this idea from reading on here,

We dont have armed Pirates or Thieves entering boats in Australian waters, So these measures are not necessary here,

We only get the odd oppurtunist thief here, Entering an empty boat, But thats a rare thing any way, and the chances of being caught, are very high,
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Has anyone considered adding a crows nest?....or simply a bungee up the mast top?
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Has anyone considered adding a crows nest?....or simply a bungee up the mast top?


Is the bungee up the mast so you can go all Errol Flynn on them?
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