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Old 07-08-2013, 10:24 PM   #21
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:35 PM   #22
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Golly gosh, gee whiz. According to this resource personal opinions and experiences are what a lot of these fancy Internet forums are all about.
I can't speak for him, but I suspect he didn't actually mean personal experiences, as that's usually the best information. He likely meant opinions or something else.

So give him a break and relax. Unfortunately, he's one of the few informed persons left on this forum.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:40 PM   #23
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Really? Where is your brightness level Mr. Guru? What actual good boating advice or knowledge have you ever given to anyone?

I'm getting tired of the personal attacks on this forum.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:30 AM   #24
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Really? Where is your brightness level Mr. Guru? What actual good boating advice or knowledge have you ever given to anyone?

I'm getting tired of the personal attacks on this forum.
And yet you just committed one!
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:15 AM   #25
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:46 AM   #26
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I can't speak for him, but I suspect he didn't actually mean personal experiences, as that's usually the best information. He likely meant opinions or something else.

So give him a break and relax. Unfortunately, he's one of the few informed persons left on this forum.
Thank you...that's exactly what it meant...

As for the "brightest bulb" comment....I forgot at what level I have to write to here for some.......and other's I have to forget more than they'll ever know to be down to their level of experience.

Back to the "danger of cruising thing"...the trouble with individuals "perception" or "opinion" is the same with any form of danger. Unless very specific....it is thin air in this case...

A dark alley frightens some...but not others....that's why I pointed out "A" source of collated info on places...not that it's the end all but it's better than the pages of "I think it's OK" you often get in all too many forums.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:44 AM   #27
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Not the brightest bulb on the string...
I also like, " a few fries short of a happy meal"...
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:20 PM   #28
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I can't speak for him, but I suspect he didn't actually mean personal experiences, as that's usually the best information. He likely meant opinions or something else.

So give him a break and relax. Unfortunately, he's one of the few informed persons left on this forum.
He was just yanking his chain...
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I also like, " a few fries short of a happy meal"...
Being from Tejas....I have always liked "one burrito short of a combo plate"!!!
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My ret. K-9 partner used to help keep bad guys away as well before his passing, see below.
The last boat I was on had a sonic defense weapon. Not sure of the power requirements. It might also help to wear a uniform with a jacket labeled "security."

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Old 07-09-2013, 04:01 PM   #31
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And yet you just committed one!
Yes I did. In the hopes that maybe some of the garbage and sarcasm around here might subside. But, I won't hold my breath.
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He was just yanking his chain...
Absolutely right. Somebody got it.

Apologies to Nsail and anyone else offended by my sarcasm, and to Mr psneeld specifically for receiving the butt end of it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:26 PM   #33
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #34
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Absolutely right. Somebody got it.

Apologies to Nsail and anyone else offended by my sarcasm, and to Mr psneeld specifically for receiving the butt end of it.
I got your point just fine....

I'm often the one that says forums are for just that ....open debate about ideas and not what's in isle 5 at West marine or some basic and partly wrong article in last months boating rag...let's get down and dirty with what the average boater can do and afford.

The trouble with the piracy and danger discussion...it's not like what hull cleaner to use...or how often should I change my oil....most here haven't ventured far enough from home or the states to really see what international, seedy harbor towns are like.

What really gets me going are the guys here that say one thing and their posts prove how clueless they really are .... And they are pretty obvious based on how many PM's I usually get.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:18 AM   #35
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The experts who have sunk their boats with great costs and loss of life resulting is surprising. Think Costa Concordia, Yogi and Bounty to name a few. Or how about the 777 that a seasoned pilot drove into the ground this past week.

Lest any experts on TF get too carried away with their skills and experience a bit of modesty cannot hurt.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:06 PM   #36
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Thankyou to you all for your comments...the reason I asked was, as I said, to be able to show my wife some comments from the people on the forum who have experience cruising. Personally I have traveled extensively to some of the seediest areas of the world and seen enough crime and violence to last me...however my knowledge of what happens offshore is scant, thus the query.

On the second point, I would agree with Sunchaser above, some modesty can make it far easier for newbs to have the courage to ask questions. If that isn't part of the point of this forum then let me know and I will go elsewhere. If a newb is given a hard time for asking a question others view as basic or stupid then they will give up asking and become more of a danger out there to themselves and others.
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Absolutely right. Somebody got it.

Apologies to Nsail and anyone else offended by my sarcasm, and to Mr psneeld specifically for receiving the butt end of it.
No apologies needed as I wasn't offended. I guess I have trouble discerning poking fun and personal attacks sometimes. For my benefit, would you please require everyone from now on to add smiley faces if they're just poking fun? That way I'll know for sure what is what. Ha Ha!
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Oops! I forgot the smiley face!
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:18 PM   #39
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My take on the whole thing is what I told my wife......If these things were anywhere near the norm they wouldn't be in the news. So if and when this rare occurance does happen, they sensationalize it. Sometimes when the news casters are talking about it you can tell they are trying to make a story when one may not exist.
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