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Old 01-04-2011, 14:40   #166
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Re: Improvised Weapons

This thread is 5 years old and still going.It's like the Energizer Bunny. Where were the yearly birthday parties? LOL
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Old 01-04-2011, 15:03   #167
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Atolls ramming experience got me thinking. Perhaps some 3 foot metal rebar spikes insulated from the boat in blocks of wood or some other insulated materal. Positioned about 1 to 1 1/2 feet apart around the boat when traveling in "dangerous waters". With each spike alternatley hooked up to the neutral and hot of a 120 volt generator that could be turned on when a boat is threatened by pirates. This might discourage someone from boarding the boat or at least help even the odds or buy you some time. Longer spikes in the bow and the stern could be used to "clear the decks" of said skiffs if the boat is manoevered right. Anyone grabbing the spikes to board the boat won't be holding them for long. When you reach safer waters just sell the rebar for scrap or donate it to the locals. Personally, I would avoid waters where this might be needed. I'm just running the idea up the flagpole.
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Old 01-04-2011, 15:24   #168
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Good idea! They actually do that all by themselves when you drop one.


Then they bounce overboard.
I have never seen a winch handle bounce overboard...

In my somewhat limited experience it tends to be a mad dash.....

They have incredible speed...
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Old 01-04-2011, 15:39   #169
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I have never seen a winch handle bounce overboard...

In my somewhat limited experience it tends to be a mad dash.....

They have incredible speed...
+1 for straight into the drink unimpeded by toes (or anything else).
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+1 for straight into the drink unimpeded by toes (or anything else).
I am not trying to boast... but.. my winch handles are of the aggressive variety.. and almost every time manage to mangle a toe, before scurrying off into the drink....
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I support alternative means of defense; But perhaps if your life was threatened by pirates...



Bring your trouble to me on the high seas, and I'll leave you to the mercy of ole' Davy Jones himself!

(Or maybe a lasso would be helpful for a good old-fashioned keelhaul.)
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Old 03-04-2011, 17:45   #172
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A dinner plate thrown like a Frisbee does wonders in making the other guy to see double.
Instead of a boat hook, carry a pike pole. The difference? The Pike pole's spike & hook are sharp. The boat hook isn't.
There are many other items you can use as a weapon... such as a lighter and your wife's hair spray for a short range blow torch.
See just use your imagination. And you are not caught with a gun.
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