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Old 22-12-2006, 15:21   #16
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Overcharging in the marine industry...

Could we not call one working in the marine industry who overcharges a pirate?
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Old 22-12-2006, 15:58   #17
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Lastly, if anyone has a story of being approached in southeast asian waters - esp. if it first appeared to be a piracy attempt but later turned out not to be
I was once in a Jacuzzi in Thailand and was approached by a couple of "dodgy looking characters". I was preparing to repel boarders. but fortunately things turned out "nasty"............but nice

Does this count?


Oh, and I was once on a Pedallo in Florida when someone shouted at me, I didn't catch exactly what they said. But I shot them anyway. just in case. and in any case as I was in the USA I figured it was polite to do what I thought a local would have done.
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Old 22-12-2006, 17:12   #18
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I was once in a Jacuzzi in Thailand and was approached by a couple of "dodgy looking characters". I was preparing to repel boarders. but fortunately things turned out "nasty"............but nice

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Oh, and I was once on a Pedallo in Florida when someone shouted at me, I didn't catch exactly what they said. But I shot them anyway. just in case. and in any case as I was in the USA I figured it was polite to do what I thought a local would have done.
Too funny, David!! Ha ha ha...

You made the right move. Those Floridians could have easily waded out to your Pedallo (I'm assuming this is a boat you can pedal on a lake?) and robbed you. "When in Rome...."
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Old 22-12-2006, 17:23   #19
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Too funny, David!! Ha ha ha...

You made the right move. Those Floridians could have easily waded out to your Pedallo (I'm assuming this is a boat you can pedal on a lake?) and robbed you. "When in Rome...."
It was quite fortunate (for me anyway) that I had read the recent threads on keeping Firearms onboard. Thanks folks.

(a Pedallo only on a lake?? where I come from they are also Ocean going.........due to a lack of lakes )
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Old 23-12-2006, 06:20   #20
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Hilarious! I live in Thailand, so I know all about dodging those dodgy characters.

Thanks for the compliment and the opinion ssullivan!
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Chris31415, No they are called "Land Sharks". they can easily cost you an arm, if your caught by surprise, then a leg too, and in some extremes, they could cost you both arms and legs and we have to start calling you Bob.
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Do we need some more nouns...

So what do we call those in the marine industry who are nice people, but hopelessly incompetant?
Or those know-it-alls who give totally incorrect information?
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So what do we call those in the marine industry who are nice people, but hopelessly incompetant?
Consultants?

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Or those know-it-alls who give totally incorrect information?
Cliff Clavens?
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Sorry Rick, but I think you forgot "politicians".

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Sorry Rick, but I think you forgot "politicians".

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And bureaucrats, can't forget them, nope! If anybody's gonna screw up boating for good it'll be the politicians and bureaucrats, Yup! I guess from some of the stories I've read on here there's some harbour masters can be considered pirates too!
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