You know…CF is a funny
place. Talking about guns
is banned because it raises such keen and basic emotions, yet whenever an assault on a yacht happens we tip-toe around the perimeter of armed protection until someone feels uncomfortable enough to complain about a strong opinion and it is quickly closed.
The bottom line is you can choose to be a “sheep” or a “sheep dog” that has the teeth to protect his flock.
Sometimes the sheep dog has to back away because of overwhelming odds, but many times his presence will prevent an opportunistic attack by locals, who only want an easy complacent target.
That article is correct…. Non-professional robbers rarely wish to go against armed resistance, when there are so many easier targets around.
Those who preach that; the cure is worse than the disease and that…. You can only blame yourself for being in that dangerous alley in the first place…. are deluding themselves about the real cruising world.
I also believe that reinforcing that sheepish attitude on public Forums
like this will only encourage future attacks on self proclaimed “Passive solution” yachts and I frankly do not wish to be labeled along with you.
Let those out there reading this know, that if you have aggressive designs against a cruising yacht….some of us old sea dogs