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Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 10,375 ✭✭✭✭✭
Just curios how many boat owners carry a weapon(s) when they are out?
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    Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 10,375 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    StodgeStodge Member Posts: 2,738 ✭✭✭✭
    I have never felt a need to carry a firearm on the boat.  

    And besides, all the Army training made ME into a weapon.  :)

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

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    MarkBMarkB Member Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I pack ... a cooler box full of drinks that is.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

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    diggin2day1diggin2day1 Member Posts: 1,328 ✭✭✭✭
    Better to have and not need... Than to need and not have!!
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    Michael TMichael T Member Posts: 7,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Steve, because you have talked many times about cruises to various Caribbean Islands I will say this: from many decades of travel to the Caymans, the Bahamas, Cuba, and other Caribbean islands there is no way I would be in those waters without a long gun for distance interdiction and a hand gun(s) for close quarters defence.
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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    All fine and dandy till you hit customs with that gun. lol

    i see no purpose to be carrying on a boat. 

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,924 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I just have a dive knife in my bag I bring on board.
    2008 330EC
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    06Rinker27006Rinker270 Member Posts: 1,277 ✭✭✭
    edited March 2016
    I have a few knives, one I keep in the cockpit mostly for emergency situations.  Carry a Benchmade on me 24/7.  Also have an expandable steel baton, 2 mag lights, police issued mace...oh and a Yorkshire terrier that chases away pitbulls.  Mostly for any drunks that stumble out of the tiki bar and be where they shouldn't.  Also have marine police two slips down...we good buddies. 
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,924 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2016
    I have a few knives, one I keep in the cockpit mostly for emergency situations.  Carry a Benchmade on me 24/7.  Also have an expandable steel baton, 2 mag lights, police issued mace...oh and a Yorkshire terrier that chases away pitbulls.  Mostly for any drunks that stumble out of the tiki bar and be where they shouldn't.  Also have marine police two slips down...we good buddies. 
    I have had my Benchmade on me for the past 16 years. Best money could buy!
    2008 330EC
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    06Rinker27006Rinker270 Member Posts: 1,277 ✭✭✭
    @aero3113 great knives!  Hope mine last me that long.

    Now if I was doing long cruises like handy is about to, I would up it.  
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
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    Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 10,375 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I carried even in my motorhome
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    redlightningredlightning Member Posts: 284 ✭✭✭
    I have CC permit.  I keep a pistol around at all times.
    2011Sea Ray 450 Twin 8.2’s Bravo III Sterndrive
    2012 390 Sea Ray Twin 8.2’s Inboard - Sold
    2008 330 Express Cruiser - Sold
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    Michael TMichael T Member Posts: 7,227 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I know the Caribbean as well as most. If you think you are safe there with many of the individuals who traffic in everything then I suggest you stick to something that you know better - boat maintenance.

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    212rowboat212rowboat Member Posts: 2,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    find me unarmed, and two things will be known:  i lost, and i'm dead.  :smile: 

    seriously..... years and years of always being armed and several years of combat have made my weapons like Linus's blanket... it's actually something i'm working on... slowly.. not carefully.. my definition of careful means i'm armed... see the paradox there?

    the absolute caveat? nobody knows except those privy to licensing... 
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    pault1216pault1216 Member Posts: 206 ✭✭✭
    .40 Glock 22 for just a day trip on the runabout. Cruiser or houseboat add a 12 ga with less-lethal rounds and an AR-15. I am retired law enforcement and like options. I don't advertise the fact that I have these but made an exception for RBO.
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    Michael TMichael T Member Posts: 7,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My father, who was an unarmed and armed combat specialist told me that with the proper training anyone could be disarmed unless he had a gun and knew how to use it  - in which case unless you were Superman you were likely dead. Family, friends and I have been in the Caribbean regularly for decades. We LOVE it. That said if you get just slightly off the well travelled track, sooner or later you will meet the those who traffic everything imaginable and who have shown no mercy in the past.....and there are very many of them about.
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    craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Member Posts: 1,015 ✭✭✭
    Just knives and a baseball bat on the boat although I do have a carry permit. I feel safer on the water and in most marinas. The occasional lost drunk on my bow I have handled by other means. 
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    randy56randy56 Member Posts: 4,083 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I belong to the local gun club and have a hand full, plenty of long guns from the duck hunting days years ago. Boating 40+ years I have never thought about it untill this year. Daily someone is shooting someone somewhere. Today Richmond Va, and many you don't hear about. For the most part boaters are good people out haveing a good time with family and freinds. However there are so many nut cased fools packing. It's scary. Yesterday, my wife is a teacher, the school went on lock down, some nut was in the socker feild within, 1000 ft and between two schools waving a gun around, they took him down with out shots fired but he was there. Yes,  it would be hard to admitt on a public forum, thanks for shareing. This will be my first year. I'm packin. Like diggin said. Better to have and not need... Than to need and not have!!
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    212rowboat212rowboat Member Posts: 2,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    today in Richmond a FAST brother was killed... Chad was a good fella.  
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    randy56randy56 Member Posts: 4,083 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What is FAST?
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    Michael TMichael T Member Posts: 7,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2016
    I could be wrong but the DEA used to have FAST Teams. My condolences.
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    Michael TMichael T Member Posts: 7,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Of course I'm NOT talking about the U.S.A. (I love the States) but the Caribbean....it is a way different cat!
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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not disputing anyone here, but I can easily be in 3 different states by boat. Canada is not crazy far either. Nothin but trouble carrying a gun to CA. 

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    69fastback69fastback Member Posts: 951 ✭✭✭
    I ALWAYS carry. 
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    JC290JC290 Member Posts: 706 ✭✭✭
    All I'm going to say is beware if you have ill intent for my crew. Im a firm believer in asking questions last and acting first.
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    jme097jme097 Member Posts: 1,224 ✭✭✭
    I like your mentality @JC290

    Boat Name: Knot A Worry
    2007 280 Rinker Express 6.2L B3
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    212rowboat212rowboat Member Posts: 2,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    randy56 said:
    What is FAST?
    US Marine Corps Fleet Anti-terrorist Security Team Company, or FAST. 
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    Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 10,375 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I believe the law protects you if you are in a boat or RV as that is considered your house 
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    raybo3raybo3 Administrator Posts: 5,469 admin
    Handy what do you have a freaking machine gun mounted on your bow???? LOL
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org     raybo3@live.com
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    chamberbchamberb Member Posts: 265 ✭✭✭
    If you are found here tonight, you will be found here in the morning. 
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