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Old 09-08-2011, 17:02   #1
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Somali Pirate RPGs vs Golf Balls and Nets

Lets say you actually hit a pirate with the golf ball. wont they be more inclined to shoot you?

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Old 09-08-2011, 17:10   #2
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Re: somali pirate RPG's versus golf balls and nets

Well, if it will shoot golf balls, perhaps something more lethal so he won't fire back. I can see a lot of uses for this toy but few are very legal other than as a line throwing gun.
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I made a pressurized buritto cannon/ tee shirt/ potato canon. If the pirates were hungry and had a sense oof humor shooting burritos might be a good choice. It could be powered using hairspray so nothing illegal there. Back to cleaning the fridge
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Re: somali pirate RPG's versus golf balls and nets

It is a good idea but it does not go far enough. What self respecting Somali pirate is going to be afraid of a golf ball? How about bowling balls?



If you mounted four of them, Two on each side. You could give the command to "Fire port/Starboard broadsides"
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Back to throwing food how about a pumpkin chucked google punkin chunkin. I can't seem to link it
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Re: somali pirate RPG's versus golf balls and nets

Yeah, I want to see someone pull into port with one of these mounted on the bow. How long do you think it would take to get boarded? And do you think the coasties would have guns drawn as they approach you?
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Re: Somali Pirate RPGs vs Folf Balls and Nets

I think it's a very sensible idea, and clearly so does at least one source from the Royal Navy:

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He said: "Though we have made it more difficult for pirates, we would encourage any ship to have means to defend themselves within the law.

"A layered system of defence is a good idea.

"There are a lot of new ideas coming on the market and a non lethal system probably has its place.
This suggests that the machine is within the law, and I doubt very much that any coastguard boat in that area is going to make problems with having this on board whilst in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea. The problems might occur if it were mounted on the bow whilst sailing into Portsmouth, say. No probs for the big tankers, I'm sure they have plenty of storage space. As for the little ones... well perhaps some hopeful entrepreneur could set up rental agencies in India and Egypt....
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Re: Somali Pirate RPGs vs Folf Balls and Nets

during the colonial days we used to teach the natives cricket to keep them out of mischief......
i suppose a "round" of golf might have the same effect................
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Re: Somali Pirate RPGs vs Folf Balls and Nets

What a total wast of time
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Re: Somali Pirate RPGs vs Folf Balls and Nets

I don't know about it being a waste of time.

This may have a place in a continuum and escalation of force scenario.

I've always thought that energizing the lifelines would be good as well.

Maybe it is time to dig out "Home Alone" again to get some inspiration.
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Re: Somali Pirate RPGs vs Folf Balls and Nets

This idea should be on the joke thread. Also, everyone should note that it's illegal to use a golf ball device unless you yell, "FORE" loudly before using.
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