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Old 24-04-2009, 12:19   #16
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"I'll wish you best of luck." And I to you.

It's Friday. It's Springtime. What's not to be happy about?

We should enjoy ourselves more and put less time into unimportant things. I think we're more likely to get hit by lightening than taken by pirates.
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Old 24-04-2009, 12:21   #17
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"I'll wish you best of luck." And I to you.

It's Friday. It's Springtime. What's not to be happy about?

We should enjoy ourselves more and put less time into unimportant things. I think we're more likely to get hit by lightening than taken by pirates.
I'll certainly agree (and drink) to that.
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Old 24-04-2009, 13:42   #18
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Great thread, especially the part about RDF, longer range rifle, and shooting on the boat like breathing. Maybe ranges will start putting in a simulated rolling deck for those who wish to be forearmed.

I wonder if anyone's done a look at aluminum versus carbon fiber spars. Or are sailboats hard enough to see on radar already?
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I wonder if anyone's done a look at aluminum versus carbon fiber spars. Or are sailboats hard enough to see on radar already?
Its not radar I'd be worried about. Nice white sails can be seen a long way off, and far out of radar range.
But when a boat drops its sails (or furls them) the boat 'disappears'.

Sail at night, motor during the day.

But theres a problem with that. The Gulf of Aden Pirate Alley is basically only 200 nms long. Thats fine to motor flat out with a few extra gerries.
But the East coast of Africa out 300 to 1,000 nms, down past Seychelles, is far to far to use the engine. You'd have to use the sails daytime.

You don't even want the Navy to spot you. Can you imagine how helpful to the pirates a circling plane calling you on the VHF would be?

The trip through must be a complete surprise.




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