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Old 15-02-2010, 11:58   #16
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I was just wondering how someone would effectively combined the guns and toilets thread.
Now we can examine the possibilities of using a firearm as an anchor... and of course that discussion would have to include the correct type of rode.

Just how much chain would one need for an Olympic Arms AR-15 to hold properly in a mud bottom?
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There may be some mono vs multi potential here. I can't quite put it together yet but I'm feeling something like Gunboat or Waarship vs Buccaneer. I can't think of a crappier [] mono that I've been around than a Buccaneer.
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Old 15-02-2010, 12:21   #18
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This would also be a way to conceal the weapon while anchored in less than NRA friendly countries...
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Now we can examine the possibilities of using a firearm as an anchor... and of course that discussion would have to include the correct type of rode.

Just how much chain would one need for an Olympic Arms AR-15 to hold properly in a mud bottom?
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Old 15-02-2010, 13:14   #19
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Now we can examine the possibilities of using a firearm as an anchor... and of course that discussion would have to include the correct type of rode.

Just how much chain would one need for an Olympic Arms AR-15 to hold properly in a mud bottom?
Well .... my rode is a monohull .... no sorry that's my ride!
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Old 15-02-2010, 13:37   #20
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If you were to try to anchor a multihull with a firearm, you would probably want to add a bipod. The greater windage would require a bit more holding.

However, given the excellent form stability of a multi when capsized, you could just flip it over in shallow water and let the mast hold you fast. Of course, then you would be much less likely to be able to swing a rifle to defend against pirates when crawling through the escape hatch in the bottom....

...Maybe multi-hull sailors should consider different firearms then Sailors of real Sailboats?
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Another great "legal" weapon to have on board is wasp spray. You can shoot it very long distances and it will leave a intruder totally incapacitated with a memory of there visit on your boat that will last a very long time.
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maybe we just need a rule that no one can start a gun thread the first day they join the forum.
In hindsight, I wish you had too

ok so lets see what i can gleen from this other than the above:
1. Consider high pressure blackwater gun...check

2. Make sure to have a bi-pod on it if traveling on a multi-hull-check

3. Consider type of rode if firearm is to be correctly used as an anchor-check

4. Most other countries like the NRA as much as this one does-check

5. Guns and toilets have more in common than I could ever have anticipated-check

6. I can buy a high velocity blackwater gun on google marketplace-check

7. Consider a cutlass or katana as a legally less complicated alternative (that way if the blackwater gun backfires at least I can bow out gracefully shogun style)-check

8. I am likely a more intimidating sight without wasp spray than I am with it- check

9. And finally, I should check this forum at least once a month so that I too can have a bit of fun attempting a witty union of toilets, bug spray, anchoring technique, and firearms...oh and it will be one more opportunity to poke fun at multi-hulls (which from what I can see, is always appreciated)....ok I think I got it

....thanks guys!
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Danger cell,

You sir, are a credit to your species.

To take a razzing like this, and not become offended, you must be a good guy to share an anchorage with.

Just beware of the overturned multi-hull. I understand it is full of pirates with weapons and they are WAY ticked off since their Lavac blew black water in their faces.


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In hindsight, I wish you had too

ok so lets see what i can gleen from this other than the above:
1. Consider high pressure blackwater gun...check

2. Make sure to have a bi-pod on it if traveling on a multi-hull-check

3. Consider type of rode if firearm is to be correctly used as an anchor-check

4. Most other countries like the NRA as much as this one does-check

5. Guns and toilets have more in common than I could ever have anticipated-check

6. I can buy a high velocity blackwater gun on google marketplace-check

7. Consider a cutlass or katana as a legally less complicated alternative (that way if the blackwater gun backfires at least I can bow out gracefully shogun style)-check

8. I am likely a more intimidating sight without wasp spray than I am with it- check

9. And finally, I should check this forum at least once a month so that I too can have a bit of fun attempting a witty union of toilets, bug spray, anchoring technique, and firearms...oh and it will be one more opportunity to poke fun at multi-hulls (which from what I can see, is always appreciated)....ok I think I got it

....thanks guys!
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Excellent !!!!!! Excellent !!!! Welcome to THE Forum Danger Cell.

I do like the idea of a blackwater firing device, as if I were attacked by Pirates, I would probably then have an unending supply of ammunition.

But, wouldn't it make a difference if you were in a production-line light displacement wide beam fin keeler vis a vis a heavy displacement deep keel boat?
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Can you take W.A.S.P. spray into Catholic Countries?
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Can you take W.A.S.P. spray into Catholic Countries?
Yes, of course, that is why it is a Catholic country.
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Is that why the british and their old teritories confiscate all weapons....?
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Thanks for GREAT HUMOR

Y'all are a RIOT! Good stuff...thanks for the laughs.
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