Dealing with pirates

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by dave L, Nov 22, 2004.

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  1. mackid068
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    Why not just fire salt pellets and keep a few slugs (and birdshot) handy? Or, even better, get a license to carry an M-16 or something of that nature? Maybe just have a nice, big engine to speed away with....
     
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    In a communist (or authoritarian) nation, a bit of US$ goes a long way.
     
  3. cyclops
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    Problem with that is you need to have more money than the guys before you.
     
  4. safewalrus
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    Hey apart from Cyclops and a few others of that ilk I would suggest that the pansey milksops stay at home! why the hell are you going boating which is after all a bit of an adventure after all - too many movies?:)
     
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    Boating is relaxing. That's why. Fun, relaxation and, occasionally, speed.
     
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    Crime is an academic discussion until it happens to you. Then it’s a no brainer.
     
  7. cyclops
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    There are web sites that give a constant running daily total of the piracy attacks from the suvivors and the local news papers. You may buy your way around local waters. But you are foreign garbage to many Pirates.
     
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    Do a web search of ---pirate attacks at sea----. Trees look very good.
     
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    Parts of- Colombia/Venezuela, Banda strait, Red sea, and a few more, read up before you go.

    Yoke.
     
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    My city just this week declared it illegal for residents to put signs on their doors or porches (a tradition that goes back many decades), citing anti-graffiti initiatives as the reason. (They do, however, only enforce it in the student districts, and not in the rich retiree districts.) This is what passes for crime around here.... I'm not sure I want to experience what passes for crime in Venezuela.
     
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    Now you know what the deck games are in African waters.
     
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    Now do any of you think that you could combat the type of piracy described in Baldurs link? I think not, if you tried you'd be dead. Stay away from the areas prone to pirates unless you can out run them or outgun them which seems increasingly unlikely.
     

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    Outgun? No. Outrun...now that's a different story. Anyone thinking about powerboating 'round the world? Outrunning may not always be possible, so carry cash.
     
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