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Old 12-01-2019, 12:58   #76
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Re: flamme thrower aboard??

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Great Idea! You can go to Chicago and explore the South and West sides to learn about other cultures... in complete safety!

Jim (who grew up there a few years ago)
Last time I was there Chicago was still on dry land and didn't encompass the shores of all the Great Lakes. Also I've heard no reports of pirates operating in the area.
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Old 12-01-2019, 13:22   #77
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Old 12-01-2019, 15:40   #78
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Exocet? There is the other french option...

I didn't want to resort to weapons of mass destruction.
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Old 14-01-2019, 07:55   #79
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Exactly! I've tried shooting a rifle off a boat before and it is a whole lot harder than the Rambos think it is.
Haven't tried it myself, but a friend of mine claimed he used to toss beer cans overboard and shoot them with a shotgun. He said it's fairly easy to hit them even 50' away.
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Old 14-01-2019, 08:14   #80
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Re: Flame thrower aboard??

Um, no.

We just spent a year in the Caibbean. We had a safe, relaxing cruise in part because we AVOIDED the dangerous areas you mentioned.
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Old 14-01-2019, 08:15   #81
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What good is bringing a flame thrower to a gunfight going to do you?

Well said David. You need a Rossi Circuit Judge in Stainless Steel that shoots .45 Long Colt and 410 shotgun shells.

I am a supporter of self defence. You need to defend yourself from loss of life or deadly harm. If they shoot first, your life is in danger.

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Old 14-01-2019, 08:15   #82
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Re: Flame thrower aboard??

everyone carries flare guns... my thoughts have been if ever confronted i’d start shooting flares at them. fire on their boat just might distract them.
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Old 14-01-2019, 08:16   #83
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I'll take a quad .50 , in a flex mount on the foredeck any day!


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Old 14-01-2019, 08:35   #84
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I carry a gun everyday, have a high capacity rifle to defend my home and IMO DONT FIGHT PIRATES.

They are going to have better numbers, more firepower, and are desperate. A deterrent is one thing but if you shoot at them they'll go from robbing you to killing you. They may have an RPG under the console of that skiff for payback.

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Old 14-01-2019, 09:33   #85
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It all depends who is behind the AR, Personally, I have fired many rounds from horseback hitting my targets at about 80% of the time.
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I recall from my Marine training that if you fight with a knife, expect to get cut, the same applies to getting burned when one uses fire as a weapon. If self protection is your concern, take lessons on how to properly and safely operate a shotgun. Declare it when entering different countries and follow their laws to the letter. Even if you have to surrender it upon entering some countries and it may “disappear”, they are inexpensive and not nearly as politicaly incorrect as semi-automatic rifles.
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If I get enough big inverter (or 4), and a boat full of lithium batteries.... I am thinking maybe a laser...

Fully solar powered of course. Hate to have to turn on the engine or genny every time a pirate comes round...
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Met a guy in the Caribbean back in the 90's on a 55' boat who claimed his bare lifelines were electrified with 120v from the inverter. He left them switched on at night. Not sure how someone grabbing them would also be grounded, but he said they worked.
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Old 14-01-2019, 12:08   #89
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A flame thrower is a VERY sound idea!! I have added pots of hot tar on my spreaders just in case pirates do get aboard. I had a mate tell me that he had to use them on a group of drunk fat girls one time and it worked. I have personal not had to use them yet!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mush.
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