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Old 25-03-2015, 08:30   #16
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If it was not illegal to own, I would build a flame thrower. Imagine the effect on the invading pirates...
A flame thrower will do wonders for your mainsail...............just sayin'
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A flame thrower will do wonders for your mainsail...............just sayin'
... and the mizzen... would require the establishment of some "no fire zones"
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Not very effective IMO... needs 3 times the range and 3 times the fuel. In a pirate attack, the objective would need to set aflame all the way to the helmsman and include the "boarding party" in the "FIRE" zone.

WWII devices were very nasty!
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A few days back this info was horse ****! What made it change and become something to take note of ? Dont belive any of this information now ,go where you want to go ,do what you want to do and disregard all the "fear mongers and knock knee chickens that are saying the sky is falling..This type of thing has been going on since time started and it never gets worse ,we have all seen the worst of things in our own lives from our past experiences,we have seen it all and i tell you it will not get worse,ignore such info and sail on into the wide open spaces with no regard for the fact that all things are subject to change , Or just turn it into a joke and make potato guns that will take out a religious zealot..This is propaganda,ignore it and have fun..
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If it was not illegal to own, I would build a flame thrower. Imagine the effect on the invading pirates...

I don't need to be investigated for such activity either... Like Michael Jackson said "I'm a lover, not a fighter"
Did you know.. a watermaker can be converted into a home-made version.. and non-volatile till it reaches the trigger spark at the nozzle...
And.. near impossible for the authorities to detect...
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It still is horse ****.


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Did you know.. a watermaker can be converted into a home-made version.. and non-volatile till it reaches the trigger spark at the nozzle...
And.. near impossible for the authorities to detect...
You are a nasty b****r aren't you?? But a VDS boat? At least you have good taste
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I would like to revisit this in 6 months time,maybe check out the bareboat charter rental business in the Med. and compare what happens from now to then in regard to profitability..I hope your right ..
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A few days back this info was horse ****! What made it change and become something to take note of ? Dont belive any of this information now ,go where you want to go ,do what you want to do and disregard all the "fear mongers and knock knee chickens that are saying the sky is falling..This type of thing has been going on since time started and it never gets worse ,we have all seen the worst of things in our own lives from our past experiences,we have seen it all and i tell you it will not get worse,ignore such info and sail on into the wide open spaces with no regard for the fact that all things are subject to change , Or just turn it into a joke and make potato guns that will take out a religious zealot..This is propaganda,ignore it and have fun..
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This is turning into a pretty rough crowd!
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Yeah I know.. can't imagine how I got a 'Huggy Bear' kinda image..
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We are currently sitting in Tunisia. My son, exusmc, is a bit concerned as I am after reading the resume of one of the attackers who went to college, had a good family environment and a good job but took an early lunch to go on the attack. As my son said it will not be the people we know but their friends or friends of friends. We had planned a 5 day camel crossing of the desert but that will probably go away now.


As for increased presence of the military we sailed over 3,000 miles last year from Sardinia to Corsica to Rome to Messina to Albania to Venice to Malta to Lampadusa to Tunisia and saw not one military vessel.


We also will not change our plans to sail Sicily to Albania to Greece and on to Turkey this summer.
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I would like to revisit this in 6 months time,maybe check out the bareboat charter rental business in the Med. and compare what happens from now to then in regard to profitability..I hope your right ..
The bareboat charter is concentrated in near shore areas of certain countries , most notably Croatia , Greece and Turkey. While a " spectacular " cannot be ruled out , these areas are not going to come within any danger areas of North Africa.

The med is like lots of places, large areas are perfectly safe , but there are a few dodgy alleys.

Its also a huge sea area, plenty of space

The main concern for European agencies is the ongoing threat of illegal immigration and that it could be used to smuggle in ISIL or other mall-contents

However to date home grown radical Islam , is more of a problem. Hard to protect your citizens from your citizens

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We are currently sitting in Tunisia. My son, exusmc, is a bit concerned as I am after reading the resume of one of the attackers who went to college, had a good family environment and a good job but took an early lunch to go on the attack. As my son said it will not be the people we know but their friends or friends of friends. We had planned a 5 day camel crossing of the desert but that will probably go away now.


As for increased presence of the military we sailed over 3,000 miles last year from Sardinia to Corsica to Rome to Messina to Albania to Venice to Malta to Lampadusa to Tunisia and saw not one military vessel.


We also will not change our plans to sail Sicily to Albania to Greece and on to Turkey this summer.
Unless you did your travels in the last 4 months, you would not have seen the increase military presence in the Eastern Med.

Dont take my word for it....... Google is your friend.
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