Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: In Mexico, working on the boat
Boat: Hallberg Rassy 35. and 14ft.Whitehall pulling skiff.
A story from Latitude 38 regarding firearms
Here is an example from Latitude 38 Magazine of a firearm most likely saving a mans life...
Solo Sailor Seeks Repair Advice after Grounding
"March 7 - Bahia Del Sol, El Salvador
A bad situation turned worse for solo cruiser Al Eggert, as he attempted to cross the Gulf of Tehuantepec recently aboard his Gozzard 32 cutter...
After his engine quit, he couldn't keep her off the lee shore with sail power alone, and ended up grounded. Before help arrived the next day, Eggert was attacked and bloodied by a band of men wielding knives and machetes, but he eventually scared them off with a shotgun - for which he actually had no ammo ..."
Full Story Goto: March 7, 2007
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"