Re: Defense against pirates
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My neighbour at the yacht club has suggested that when you're being followed/chased by a suspect boat, you let out a few hundred metres of nylon line that has say, 30 metres of thin-ish rigging wire on the end. The logic being that a chasing boat will come up from behind and his prop will wind the nylon line in until the wire gets there, which will then stuff his prop up and hopefully stop his engines.
What does the panel think?
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Many years ago when I was a baby Policeman I was told by people who had been there that when confronted with an armed man you do as you are told up to the point where you are about to be shot.At that stage you have nothing to lose.I would suggest that this advice holds good in the scenario you describe.
Some years later I was on a sabbatical and working as a deck hand on a large yacht.The owner had an Armalite rifle and hand gun on board.On discovering I was firearms trained he suggested I teach the rest of the crew how to use these weapons.I refused and suggested he chuck the guns overboard.We parted company not long after that. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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