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Old 08-01-2019, 10:58   #1
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Flame thrower aboard??

hello, after several pirates attacks beetween trinidad ans grenada as well as north coast and venezuela and the problem to detain arms aboard a yacht, I was thinking to make a powerfull flamme thrower able to 50+ feet range . remember that in the hight seas nobody will help you ,captain will be neat up, spouse rape and your boat ramsacked.....they come with open pirogues with extra tanks on deck so they are very vulnerable and thats their weak point,they have to approach to board you,and it will be very difficult for them to spot the FT, what are your opinions? fellow yachties
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hello, after several pirates attacks beetween trinidad ans grenada as well as north coast and venezuela and the problem to detain arms aboard a yacht, I was thinking to make a powerfull flamme thrower able to 50+ feet range . remember that in the hight seas nobody will help you ,captain will be neat up, spouse rape and your boat ramsacked.....they come with open pirogues with extra tanks on deck so they are very vulnerable and thats their weak point,they have to approach to board you,and it will be very difficult for them to spot the FT, what are your opinions? fellow yachties
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Wow. What a great idea!!! Saga, can you pass the pop corn?
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Wow. What a great idea!!! Saga, can you pass the pop corn?
Butter, Salt? Coming right up!
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TROLL! But people will SOMEHOW get sucked in...
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Oh,just having fun. Butter and salt please.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:54   #7
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Re: flamme thrower aboard??

The problem with real flame throwers is that they... er.. Drip. I can only image all the fun a flame thrower would cause, when operating on a rocking deck of a boat in the ocean.

As pirates would most likely have guns with a bit longer range then 50 feet, I think that the flame thrower might be a bit of a non starter.

Have you thought about a spear gun with a oil soaked rag tied to the pointy end....


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hello, after several pirates attacks beetween trinidad ans grenada as well as north coast and venezuela and the problem to detain arms aboard a yacht, I was thinking to make a powerfull flamme thrower able to 50+ feet range . remember that in the hight seas nobody will help you ,captain will be neat up, spouse rape and your boat ramsacked.....they come with open pirogues with extra tanks on deck so they are very vulnerable and thats their weak point,they have to approach to board you,and it will be very difficult for them to spot the FT, what are your opinions? fellow yachties
wuzzie newbie approach, what you need is a chain gun if you want to have any chance of winning

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wuzzie newbie approach, what you need is a chain gun if you want to have any chance of winning

Amazing that on a fairly calm day, on a large boat, with a precision gun, during the day, it still "takes a bit" to hit the targets.

Next time a Rambo says they need a gun this is good evidence to suggest that no, you're not going to hit them with your AR if they are coming at you!
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I think "Dragon Eggs", a commercial product, would be an effective alternative to potentially setting yourself ablaze with a home made flame thrower...and much more space & energy efficient on a small boat than a chain gun!

http://www.helifire.com/pyroshot.html
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maybe, but a chain gun sounds like a lot of fun
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What good is bringing a flame thrower to a gunfight going to do you?
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What good is bringing a flame thrower to a gunfight going to do you?
Make the ensuing Viking funeral for yourself kinda easier to set up...

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