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Old 11-03-2013, 08:08   #361
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:15   #362
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I like the U.S. Navy system for dealing with pirates.

"Red, Red, Red, Red."

"Red, Green, Red, Green."

"Red, Green, Green, Green."

"Green, Green, Green, Green." No more pirates.
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Old 14-03-2013, 21:02   #363
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saw an interesting documentary on giant rats being used for mine clearance......i wonder if trained goats would be as effective............failures could be used in curries
So can rats. Yum!!
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Old 30-01-2014, 10:59   #364
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Re: Piracy :-/

Many assume that pirates are always well armed with AK47s, M16s or similar assault rifles. It may be true off the African coast but in many other places, including Caribbean, they have no adequate resources to acquire such firearms and ammunition so they use whatever they can afford which is is often inferior.
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Old 25-05-2014, 20:46   #365
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SO Im completely lost now. I want to take my young family cruising from LA to the Caribbean via Panama (obviously)... now I have read many reports of every place we want to sail past as being fraught with pirates and terrible stories. SO then someone suggested stopping at Marinas with security across all these latino countries....

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Old 25-05-2014, 21:56   #366
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Re: Piracy :-/

I want to thank who ever bumped this thread, its been a depressing day.
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Old 25-05-2014, 22:53   #367
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Suggest you relax and keep things in perspective.

EVERYWHERE their is "dangers from strangers," so judge your ability to assess and decide on your comfort zone.

Met too many cruisers terrified of the locals and I wonder why they ever left their home port?
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Met too many cruisers terrified of the locals and I wonder why they ever left their home port?
Simple. They were more terrified of those in their home port....lol
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Re: Piracy :-/

You could research 'star pointers' - Artic makes a 2 watt green laser that apparently throws a narrow beam 55 nm for 30 min on max power (which is adjustable). It has a coded lock so only you or your wife can turn it on so the kids can't get in trouble with it. It has an SOS mode you can demonstrate at low power to back up your claim that it is just a piece of 'safety equipment'. Such a light at higher power settings is likely to render the vision of any miscreants inoperable for some period of time. It has better range than most firearms and is likely legal - although non-lethal. With early warning of approaching intruders, perhaps a dog or other alarm system and some degree of alertness, any miscreants can be discouraged from possible evil intent. I also suspect that it can be useful for discouraging other creatures with eyes from annoying behavior - birds, for example might be discouraged from roosting in the rigging; insects, for another example, might be blinded in order to more easily dispatch them. Such an implement might give piece of mind so you can enjoy your cruise with your family knowing that you are not at the mercy of third world petty criminals.
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