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Old 18-10-2014, 10:11   #16
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A confident attitude and letting the people around you know you have a shot gun works wonders.
Actually, I would imagine a gun is high on the list of thieves desires in many places..... might make you a target when you are gone....
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Old 18-10-2014, 10:21   #17
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Actually, I would imagine a gun is high on the list of thieves desires in many places..... might make you a target when you are gone....
I liveaboard, I am never gone long.. let them come.
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Old 18-10-2014, 10:38   #18
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Actually, I would imagine a gun is high on the list of thieves desires in many places..... might make you a target when you are gone....
It doesn't work that way... especially when one leaves music turned on when away.

Thieves and criminals always look to the path of the least resistance, an easy target.
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Old 18-10-2014, 11:38   #19
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If I get to feeling that spooky kinda' vibe where the hair on the back of my neck stands up, I've been known to go with this option
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Old 18-10-2014, 11:47   #20
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I couldn't have a weapon on my boat even if I wanted to. That is OK with me because I am docked at the safest marina in the United States anyways.
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Old 19-10-2014, 08:16   #21
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The world trade center was "safe."
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Old 19-10-2014, 08:26   #22
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Bottom line is... If a thief knows you are home " on the boat " he will most likely stay away! If he knows you are home and Armed he will stay 500% away
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Old 19-10-2014, 08:34   #23
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Always carry a gun, carry the biggest gun you can get, shoot the s@#t out of anyone you think might be a threat - it's what this thread will inevitably get to so lets hurry it up...I've lived quite a long time by human standards and I have to tell you I've never, ever felt any need of a gun, ESPECIALLY anywhere near any of the boats I've owned. But if its security you want - dont go anywhere near the ocean - you can spend all day shooting the crap out of it and it'll still flick you to eternity with a tiny negligent shrug.
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hee hee, got a bite, any more down thar?
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Old 19-10-2014, 09:07   #25
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After several years feeling quite comfortable in Belize, Mexico, Guatemala and while sailing(euphemistically speaking) East we're now heading down to the "deadly" islands of the E Caribbean. So we've beefed up our locks, added extra deck lights and a motion detector. Not being gun folks we have things like a mace "gun", bear & wasp spray and, for hand to hand combat, a machete.
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Just get one of those GIANT, Nasty Looking, Bear Toothed, Spring Loaded Traps that Wylie Coyote uses, & "camo" spray paint it to exactly match your deck ;-)
Seems to work for him.
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Old 20-10-2014, 09:46   #27
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Motion detector rigged to a deck light and an alarm that sounds like a hungry pitbull on steroids.
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There should be a ' , ' after shotgun.
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Old 20-10-2014, 11:39   #29
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While I prefer a tactical knife and tomahawk, my wife goes into battle with her SOG Spirit Knife screwed onto the end of an extending pole. Available at Walmart for around $20. It can be extremely effective if an intruder decides to enter a locked master cabin door.
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Or buy one of those blow-up dolls, dress it up and place it in the cockpit or strap it to the pushpit. Makes folks think someone is on board.
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