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Old 03-02-2016, 14:14   #31
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Perhaps only those on this Forum who are former military with combat experience can truly say how they will respond to a violent attack or boarding.
No, you only have to be boarded once to know how you will respond.

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No, you only have to be boarded once to know how you will respond.

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In which case, Vasco, I would say you certainly have "combat experience!"
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Old 03-02-2016, 18:10   #35
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Re: Robbed in Nassau

Actually once you've been boarded it affects you for a long time. I'll be in Nassau next week. My wife is against going there at all after hearing about the latest incident. But it is a good spot to clear in, fill up the propane tank, get a BTC sim and head out to the exumas. We'll stay in Harbour Club for a day and if we have to wait for weather will go up to Rose Island rather than anchor in the harbour.

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Actually once you've been boarded it affects you for a long time. I'll be in Nassau next week. My wife is against going there at all after hearing about the latest incident. But it is a good spot to clear in, fill up the propane tank, get a BTC sim and head out to the exumas. We'll stay in Harbour Club for a day and if we have to wait for weather will go up to Rose Island rather than anchor in the harbour.

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I have never cleared custom and immigration in Nassau, why is it a good spot?
(Been using Bimini and North Cat, easy and cheap)
It has been a while but last time I got a BTC sim, I got it on the Internet and mailed to my house in Florida. Only stopped in Nassau for water and once for dinner.
A great place to avoid, heard horror stories about Nassau even before this bulletin board was invented.
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I would guess the Bahama gun regulations are similar to those of the BVI.

When you declare the weapon the authorities take possession of it until you leave the country.
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I would guess the Bahama gun regulations are similar to those of the BVI.



When you declare the weapon the authorities take possession of it until you leave the country.

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I have never cleared custom and immigration in Nassau, why is it a good spot?
(Been using Bimini and North Cat, easy and cheap)
It has been a while but last time I got a BTC sim, I got it on the Internet and mailed to my house in Florida. Only stopped in Nassau for water and once for dinner.
A great place to avoid, heard horror stories about Nassau even before this bulletin board was invented.
The problem with clearing in at Bimini or Cat is that you lose the window and the wind goes to the east. I go from Miami to Nassau.

Don't have an address in FL to get a sim.

There's always been boardings and theft in Nassau. It finally happened to me and with the internet whenever it happens we all hear about it.

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I would guess the Bahama gun regulations are similar to those of the BVI.

When you declare the weapon the authorities take possession of it until you leave the country.
If I remember correctly the latest report from a CF member that just went through there was they counted ammo, checked guns and then placed a seal on his safe on his boat
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Perhaps only those on this Forum who are former military with combat experience can truly say how they will respond to a violent attack or boarding.

In all honesty, it's not the same. In one your prepared, there is no Wife and or family to defend etc. your a Professional, doing your job.
The other, your not likely prepared, your standing there with your ** hanging out, waking from a sleep and not really sure what is going on as brain isn't functioning, then a huge emotion, we all hope we will be as brave as a Momma cat defending her kittens, and some may, I pray if it ever happens, I will.

Best course of action obviously is to avoid the situation. Make the boat harder to board, lights, maybe motion detectors, lock up the boat if possible, don't underestimate the value of a little yippy dog. If you can keep them out of your living space, your far better off, if confronted down below, they may feel trapped, and you want to give them an escape route if possible.
Have to think even if the crook isn't hyped up on some drug, they are most likely high as hell on Adrenalin, that is exactly why Combat can be so addictive, crime may be their form of an Adrenalin high.
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...don't underestimate the value of a little yippy dog...
I'd rather all my stuff be stolen.
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I just re-read my post, if you look at what I said literally, right after I said don't underestimate the value of a yippy dog, was your better off if you can keep them out of your living space.
Freudian slip?
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Re: Robbed in Nassau

I have a 100 lb female Rottweiler who doesn't bark until someone is on the steps. She sounds even bigger than 100 lbs and has a snarl to her bark that scares even well armed deputies into running off of the porch into my front yard.

I've never had anything stolen from my vehicles or my house, not sure if it's just a really safe neighborhood or my little cuddly baby girl, but she definitely works better than a doorbell and an alarm combined.
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One friend had a Rottweiler that was very welcoming to everyone who arrived - just would not let them leave. Not sure if that would help on a boat.😃


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