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Old 09-01-2019, 15:02   #61
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Surprised nobody has mentioned the obvious. Exocet missiles.

mostly only works on British pirates
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Old 09-01-2019, 15:19   #62
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Re: flamme thrower aboard??

Did anyone check if the OP wasn't actually Elon Musk? Drumming up a little business perhaps...
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Movie time.
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Old 10-01-2019, 14:55   #64
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I never plan to be in shady waters, but my armchair imagination came up with the following deterrents that might work better:
(ranked according to distance as the pirates approached)
1) Legally the highest powered lasers I could travel with. It's unlikely the bad guys would keep approaching a boat that is trying to blind them. Easily effective from <1mile.

2) Prop-fouling netting since they are chasing me. I bet there is an off the shelf netting gun that fires in a 90 degree arc. At a high close rate of speed, they wouldn't have much time to turn out of the way at 30 yards.

3) 151 proof liquor in mason jars with fuse lids. I've got a pretty good arm and could be pretty accurate at 20 yards. That should solve the flamethrower drip problem. (note to self, stop doing shots of 151. Save inventory for pirate attack)

4) High power pepper spray. The cloud should stay pretty focused at 10 yards. (note to self, try to high-tail it into the wind. Not making that mistake again!!!)

5) Secure wife in lifevest and ditch her overboard. It's 50/50 they go for her or the boat. (success will vary with attractiveness of wife)

Of course for anything but #1 to work, I need to install kevlar ceramic plates to the aft wall of the engine room as well as the back side of the helm seat or their guns will trump my toys. Maybe I'll just stick to reading Noonsite and staying in friendly waters.
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cmon guys lets not turn this into a flamme warr
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Re: flamme thrower aboard??

So what are the procedures for clearing in with a flame thrower?
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Re: flamme thrower aboard??

Thread moved to a more suitable forum which includes things like the joke thread.

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Exocet? There is the other french option...

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Re: flamme thrower aboard??

“Not a Flamethrower”

Elon Musk’s Boring Company sold its 20,000th (and final) branded flamethrower last February 1St (2018). Musk officially put the flamethrowers on sale on January 27th for $500 a pop, so his company raked in roughly $10 million in around 100 hours. Buyers will also receive a complimentary Boring fire extinguisher, Musk tweeted.

To drive the point of the Not a Flamethrower's not being a flamethrower home, the folks at DriveTanks.com subjected the Not a Flamethrower to the Pepsi challenge against a Vietnam-era M9 flamethrower and a XM34. Seeing how much more destructive these two weapons are compared to Musk's torch makes me glad that it's definitely not a flamethrower that the Boring Company was selling.

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This is the best Python military skit I believe.
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Well if all this turns out to be a good idea... maybe I can get double use out of my shrink wrap gun. Won't get my pirates at 50 feet, but when they get within 2 feet.....BACON!
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Flame on!
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Mako - He never said he survived pirate attacks, only that there were several pirate attacks.
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Have you considered other cruising areas where killing and burning people may not be necessary? I suggest the Great Lakes.
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Have considered other cruising areas where killing and burning people may not be necessary? I suggest the Great Lakes.
Great Idea! You can go to Chicago and explore the South and West sides to learn about other cultures... in complete safety!

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