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Old 09-01-2019, 11:08   #46
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Ex wives as crew might be a better solution.
The cackling and screaming would scare away any potential intruders !
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Guns etc. on boats aren't really practical or effective. Their main function is to make the boat owners feel they are protected. I don't care if people want to have guns on their boats, but a flame thrower? That's just serious paranoid thinking.

Going to be a big issue the first time someone touches some fishing boat that was just trying to trade/sell some fish with you.
Not a flamethrower, but this more common tool seemed pretty practical & effective. In this particular case anyway . . . .

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Not a flamethrower, but this more common tool seemed pretty practical & effective. In this particular case anyway . . . .

venezuelians with AK S YOUR ARE NOW DEAD,and your teak deck all messy wiz your ketchup sauce!!!
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Not a flamethrower, but this more common tool seemed pretty practical & effective. In this particular case anyway . . . .

That guy is lucky he didnt get splattered all over his own decks.
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That guy is lucky he didnt get splattered all over his own decks.
His alternatives didn't look too bright either. With no good options, he took his chances I suppose.
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That guy is lucky he didnt get splattered all over his own decks.
Some people mistake being lucky for being prepared.

Hoping really, really hard, that nothing bad happens, is not the next best thing to being prepared.
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What you need is........A BRAIN.......DONT GO THERE.......
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I bet you probably couldn't miss with a tactical nuke :-)
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I bet you probably couldn't miss with a tactical nuke :-)
See post #25.
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I bet you probably couldn't miss with a tactical nuke :-)
My point exactly. Why mess around?
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See post #25.
That wasn't a nuke? Sometimes you need to say "Burn pirates, burn!" regardless.
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South Africa has this all figured out already.
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didn't even burn the guy up from 2 feet away
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That appears to be a CWIS or similar, itís not a chain gun, it actually an 1800ís design, a gatling, electrically driven, and likely those boats are at a greater range than you may suppose. Much higher rate of fire than a chain gun, and can fire many more rounds than a chain gun before overheating as it has multiple barrels, often 6.
Also itís very likely that a CWIS if that is what this is, is an area weapon system. Meaning that if it puts every round in precisely the same place, it doesnít meet requirements, they are looking for more of a shotgun effect out of an area weapon.

Iím not a Navy guy, but think a CWIS is a 20mm cannon, and this gun appears to be a 50 cal.

A ďChain gunĒ is a single barrel gun often a cannon that itís working mechanism is actually driven by a chain, making it smaller and lighter, itís surprisingly a Hughes Aircraft design.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M230_chain_gun
I'm admittedly very ignorant: it was a cool video but it still seemed like a lot of fire until the boat was hit. Your points are well taken. I still think the point I was trying to make was valid: I don't think you'd have BETTER luck with any rifle you can carry.
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Surprised nobody has mentioned the obvious. Exocet missiles.
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