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Old 10-12-2009, 11:10   #16
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With neighbors like you've got in those photos why in the world do you want to head of for Africa?!
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Old 10-12-2009, 16:19   #17
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.........and stop shaving for the passage. You'd be surprised how quickly potential 'pirates' lose interest when there's a shady looking individual on deck with a pistol and a cutlass tucked in their belt. ...........
And don't sail up close to any tanker unless you are planning to get into the pirate business yourself....
Hey, thats why you want a satphone - to make those ransom calls.....
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James, it look like the phone you have is a Hughes 7101. Should work perfectly fine after putting a SIM card in. The only biggest problem with Thuraya phones is usally coverage, which is somewhat limited. So it all goes to where is it meant to be used.

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James, it look like the phone you have is a Hughes 7101. Should work perfectly fine after putting a SIM card in. The only biggest problem with Thuraya phones is usally coverage, which is somewhat limited. So it all goes to where is it meant to be used.

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Yeh...that pretty much looks like it.
I did send it off.. and he got it to work
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Load up on flare pistols and a cutlass too besides the satellite phone....and stop shaving for the passage. You'd be surprised how quickly potential 'pirates' lose interest when there's a shady looking individual on deck with a pistol and a cutlass tucked in their belt. Make sure you don't lob any flares at approaching fishing vessels looking to sell you fish, however.
Wow. I'm sure the 10 or so pirates armed with AK-47's will be real impressed with an unshaven fellow with a knife and a pistol.
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