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Old 06-03-2016, 16:58   #226
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And a fire extinguisher!

I know you didn't mean it this way, but truly a fire extinguisher is not all that bad an idea, the cheapo dry chemical ones I have shoot a solid stream of dry chemical at least 20 ft and buddy if you have ever breathed that stuff or gotten it in your eyes, it hurts.
So as the person is crawling aboard after ignoring that bright light, hit em right in the face with a load of dry chemical from a fire extinguisher.


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I was raised in a country where everyone has a gun.. legality does not enter the equation.. the tribesmen manage their own territories and the Pakistan Army fears to tread without permission..
It has ever been so.. since the invention of firearms.. they don't need to import/smuggle more than one.. then the gunsmiths of Peshawar will replicate it in short order and turn them out in hundreds.. true they have a tendency to 'Banana Peel' on occasion but they are generally functional weapons.
However.. prior to the cross border drone strikes and raids by US forces and the recent factionalism in the NWFP, random mass killings did not happen..
So sorry guys.. the Pathans are safer to live amongst than the average American town/city statistically speaking.
In 1961-2 I had some time in the Kyber pass along with my dad. I even have a pistol Dad got from the Ghandara gun factory. Pathans regularly visited our home in Pershawar.
Everybody had a gun. Even I at 9.
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So as the person is crawling aboard after ignoring that bright light, hit em right in the face with a load of dry chemical from a fire extinguisher.
And then, if they're still not swimming away, hit them over the head with it

On another defense option: a friend of mine, who was cruising some years ago, told me he used to use the top life line (railing) and put a low current on that. A little bit like having a catfence all around your boat. It was meant to deliver a shock - in both senses of the word.

(Help! My English is falling desperately short here, hope someone understands what I mean ... )


He said it worked fine, just a bit of a pain when climbing out of the dinghy drunk and forgetting about it yourself ...
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As always LB, your English is just fine.
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The commandante in Porlamar explained to wait until they are within the lifelines of your boat. All boardings stopped.
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Re: Taking a Shotgun to Bahamas from US and Back

Lizzy.
Use the search and find these gun threads (there are a lot of them) and you will find all manner of solutions to safety aboard. Lights, cameras and even actions.
It would take you weeks to read them all.
And then you would have to decide what will work for you.
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That was interesting... When I came to this country (US from UK) I was fascinated by guns and I do own several. But recently there seems to be an epidemic of mass shootings, I'm not saying banning guns would solve this problem but honestly wtf is going on.

I'll be living on board in LaPorte TX hopefully next year and I'm still unsure about the gun situation, take one or not?
Sick people over medicated on anti depressants is what is going on.
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Methinks there's a lot of John Wayne Hollywood bullshit and zero real life experience..
Common sense aint as common as we may think
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And then you would have to decide what will work for you.
I've spent hours reading, and discussing both ion- and off-line

I kinda liked the catfence idea, but not sure if that actually does anything except make it hard to crawl out of your dinghy. Hard enough as it is, especially when drunk

Personally, all I'm really doing is locking the boat and I don't plan on much more then that. Since I'm on a sailboat, I already own some good knifes

Kinda sad my boat is way too small for a Rottie Best protection I've ever had, methinks.
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Who here has needed a fire arm?
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In 1961-2 I had some time in the Kyber pass along with my dad. I even have a pistol Dad got from the Ghandara gun factory. Pathans regularly visited our home in Pershawar.
Everybody had a gun. Even I at 9.
He wasn't involved with the Mangla Dam project was he..??
Quite a few Americans from that used our Club pool and tennis courts.. and my old man took a few wild boar and duck hunting.
They weren't to keen on wading through the Jheels after the boars tho'.. 400lbs of muscle with razor tusks and fast moving was not their idea of hunting
Sigh.. fun times..
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He wasn't involved with the Mangla Dam project was he..??
Quite a few Americans from that used our Club pool and tennis courts.. and my old man took a few wild boar and duck hunting.
They weren't to keen on wading through the Jheels after the boars tho'.. 400lbs of muscle with razor tusks and fast moving was not their idea of hunting
Sigh.. fun times..
No, don't know about the dam.
We went hunting the hare up in the Khyber some.
He built the airfield that Gary Powers flew his ill-fated U-2 from.
Then the Indians came over and bombed it. We had anit-aircraft emplacements around the neighborhood. One right next door. Pretty intense for a 9yo. especially when the bombs went off not far from the back wall and blew all the windows out of the airfield side of the house.
Pissed my dad off. They leveled his new control tower.
Then they evacuated the women and children.
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There does seem to be. But epidemic is an inflammatory term being used that, by it's definition, does not describe the apparent increase.
While there is an up-tick in that the overall murder rate continues to drop. (US)
Seems the nooze helps people who want to have a blaze of glory. Lotta psychology there.
Another part of what is going on is the polarization caused by the nooze agencies. No longer are they interested in simply broadcasting "news" but are political agencies used to scare their viewers into following a particular party line.
Very true, also most TV talk shows and serial drama TV shows as well as a lot of movies push a political agenda.
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No, don't know about the dam.
We went hunting the hare up in the Khyber some.
He built the airfield that Gary Powers flew his ill-fated U-2 from.
Then the Indians came over and bombed it. We had anit-aircraft emplacements around the neighborhood. One right next door. Pretty intense for a 9yo. especially when the bombs went off not far from the back wall and blew all the windows out of the airfield side of the house.
Pissed my dad off. They leveled his new control tower.
Then they evacuated the women and children.
Yeah.. they were at it hammer and tongs back then..lol
Those wars and the periodic years of Martial Law made for a rich childhood..
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