The question has to be asked what do you want to do with a fire arm. Often people who say that they belive in firearms are some what lacking in knowlede and even more lacking in experience. The bottom line is are you prepared to use it?, Are you capable of useing it on a rolling boat
,? Can you use if effectivley when you are faced with the althernative stuation of some young local kid (theft situation) or half a dozen guys fireing automatic wepons at you?. If you can not answer yes to all of these question then you are increasing your risks. Have you considered that in many places in the world the most desirable asset you have on you boat would be your fire arms. Put this with the advice
from experienced cruiseres like GordyMay,
With Respect Paul
Question for Alan
Mate as a sailor are you more afraid of some thing that may, but doubtfuly put a hole in you, or a fire burning near your petrol tank?. If you were to change anyting on the flare gun it would be the speed that the flare burns at.