Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-14-2011, 01:19 AM   #1
KJ
El Capitan
 
KJ's Avatar
 
City: N Myrtle Beach, SC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Avalon
Vessel Model: Chung Hwa 46 LRC
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 896
Firearms on Board

Inquiry-- and a very intense one at that---

Do any of you carry firearms on your vessel, not including a flare gun?*** KJ
__________________
Advertisement

KJ is offline  
Old 05-14-2011, 04:12 AM   #2
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,518
RE: Firearms on Board

YOU BET!

Florida has good carry laws that work with dozens of other states, many on the ICW.

Even in the ones that don't allow carry , a 12G for me and 20G for the bride is always aboard.

For Carib travels a 223 and 30 round clips are also aboard.
__________________

FF is offline  
Old 05-14-2011, 05:10 AM   #3
Guru
 
Woodsong's Avatar
 
City: Atlanta
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,630
RE: Firearms on Board

Well, I'd advise against trying to bother us while we are aboard- you may find yourself dealing with more than just being poked by a boat hook!
Woodsong is offline  
Old 05-14-2011, 05:51 AM   #4
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,848
RE: Firearms on Board

Yes, and you can take them to the Bahamas by declaring your weapons and ammunition supplies.
Moonstruck is offline  
Old 05-14-2011, 05:56 AM   #5
Guru
 
Steve's Avatar
 
City: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Gumbo
Vessel Model: 2003 Monk 36
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,605
RE: Firearms on Board

Yes, on overnight trips.
Steve W.
Steve is offline  
Old 05-14-2011, 07:06 PM   #6
Guru
 
Tidahapah's Avatar
 
City: Mooloolaba
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Tidahapah
Vessel Model: Bert Ellis Timber motor cruiser
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,779
RE: Firearms on Board

In The US people appear to be obsessed with fire arms.
In 16 years of cruising the Australian coast there has never been a time when I thought the possession of a rifle or hand gun would have been
a good thing.
I have been boarded once by thieves ( in port)and they were chased off with a lot of very loud threats and abuse.
The police arrested them the next day.
Other wise why!!!!
Man if you shoot someone here in Australia you are definately the one going to jail.
Mind you you don't get to long in the US, my young brother was murdered in LA in 84 and the perp got 10 years and was out in 8.
Tidahapah is offline  
Old 05-14-2011, 07:23 PM   #7
Guru
 
Forkliftt's Avatar
 
City: Biloxi Mississippi
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Patricia Louise II
Vessel Model: 1983 42' Present Sundeck
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,433
RE: Firearms on Board

Quote:
KJ wrote:


Inquiry-- and a very intense one at that---

Do any of you carry firearms on your vessel, not including a flare gun?*** KJ
Glock 9mm, still want the proper shotgun!
Forkliftt is online now  
Old 05-14-2011, 07:28 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Avista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 106
RE: Firearms on Board

Quote:
Tidahapah wrote:
In The US people appear to be obsessed with fire arms.
In 16 years of cruising the Australian coast there has never been a time when I thought the possession of a rifle or hand gun would have been
a good thing.
I have been boarded once by thieves ( in port)and they were chased off with a lot of very loud threats and abuse.
The police arrested them the next day.
Other wise why!!!!
Man if you shoot someone here in Australia you are definately the one going to jail.
Mind you you don't get to long in the US, my young brother was murdered in LA in 84 and the perp got 10 years and was out in 8.
*So this is a 'no'?* I think the question was does anybody carry, not who doesn't.

I do.
Avista is offline  
Old 05-14-2011, 07:34 PM   #9
Hospitality Officer
 
Andy G's Avatar
 
City: Pittwater
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Sarawana
Vessel Model: IG 36 Quad Cabin
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,557
RE: Firearms on Board

Gee, I sorry to hear that Benn, that must have very tough to come to grips with.

I'm with you on guns, I don't understand why there is this obsession with guns. I grew up in the bush and we all had guns when we were kids, but that was more for sport and coming of age stuff.

I cannot believe that you need a gun on board when cruising your own waterways, or has it more to do with the much touted freedom to bear arms that seems to be so prevalent in the US. I would respectably venture that had more relevance when it was enshrined in your Constitution than it has now, a couple of hundred years on.

*

Look i'm not trying to have a go at anyone, I just don't get it.
Andy G is offline  
Old 05-14-2011, 07:57 PM   #10
Guru
 
Tom.B's Avatar
 
City: Cary, NC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Skinny Dippin'
Vessel Model: Navigator 4200 Classic
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 5,153
RE: Firearms on Board

I do not and likely never will. (Although, I will not rule it out if we decide to cruise... Never say never.) The likelihood that I will go to jail for shooting someone sure is a good enough deterrent for me.

In NC, shooting anyone that does anything less than threaten your own life is a no-no. We were robbed (burglarized) as we slept on New Year's Eve. Had I woken up and shot the bloke, I'd be in jail. No thanks.
Tom.B is offline  
Old 05-15-2011, 05:19 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
belizebill's Avatar
 
City: Caye Caulker
Country: Belize, Central America
Vessel Name: Irish Miss
Vessel Model: 36' Marine Trader, D C
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 227
RE: Firearms on Board

Hhmmm
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	something like this.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	18.3 KB
ID:	5996  
belizebill is offline  
Old 05-15-2011, 06:07 AM   #12
Guru
 
Anode's Avatar


 
City: Missourah
Country: USA
Vessel Name: M/V Scout
Vessel Model: Sundowner Tug 30'
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 645
RE: Firearms on Board

Pass the popcorn..please.
Anode is offline  
Old 05-15-2011, 06:45 AM   #13
Guru
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
City: Toms River
Country: USA
Vessel Name: D U E T T E
Vessel Model: 1996 36' Island Gypsy
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,109
RE: Firearms on Board

This topic goes under the "Don't ask don't Tell" category.

It is kind of like asking, Do you set your alarm at home all the time?

Or*, Where do you keep your hideakey on your car?

JohnP
JohnP is offline  
Old 05-15-2011, 07:44 AM   #14
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,262
RE: Firearms on Board

Quote:
Anode wrote:
Pass the popcorn..please.
*The less military-like the firearm and its ammunition, the less likely the hassle with authorities (as in a Winchester 1894 in*44 magnum*versus an AK-47).*
<table class="genmed" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="100">*</td><td width="40"></td></tr></tbody></table>
markpierce is offline  
Old 05-15-2011, 09:18 AM   #15
Guru
 
2bucks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 698
RE: Firearms on Board

Proper defense is always in order. Teach your deckhands to help defend the boat.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	remington500cruiser.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	145.5 KB
ID:	5998  
2bucks is offline  
Old 05-15-2011, 12:10 PM   #16
KJ
El Capitan
 
KJ's Avatar
 
City: N Myrtle Beach, SC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Avalon
Vessel Model: Chung Hwa 46 LRC
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 896
RE: Firearms on Board

Pt. II of the same inquiry

Where do you stow you firearm(s)?

Do you take any precautions with it against the marine environment?** KJ
KJ is offline  
Old 05-15-2011, 12:37 PM   #17
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1
RE: Firearms on Board

Quote:
JohnP wrote:
This topic goes under the "Don't ask don't Tell" category.

It is kind of like asking, Do you set your alarm at home all the time?

Or*, Where do you keep your hideakey on your car?

JohnP
*It's called CONCEALED carry for a reason...
rstump is offline  
Old 05-15-2011, 01:04 PM   #18
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,848
RE: Firearms on Board

Mine carries back and forth to and from the boat in a case carried in a boat bag.* I don't advertise weapons on board.* Just a discreet sigh that says "Security by Smith & Wesson".
Moonstruck is offline  
Old 05-15-2011, 01:06 PM   #19
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,848
RE: Firearms on Board

Quote:
2bucks wrote:
Proper defense is always in order. Teach your deckhands to help defend the boat.

*Looks as if one of Jack's crew has jumped ship.* Probably for a better uniform.
Moonstruck is offline  
Old 05-15-2011, 02:41 PM   #20
KJ
El Capitan
 
KJ's Avatar
 
City: N Myrtle Beach, SC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Avalon
Vessel Model: Chung Hwa 46 LRC
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 896
Firearms on Board

Quote:
shrimp wrote:
*
*I cannot believe that you need a gun on board when cruising your own waterways*

*

*

*Actually, I will be cruising in waterways far from my home.* I will be doing reef research based out of St. Croix and Tortola, gradually moving south to Tobago.

I would like to be able to defend myself if need be, as I'm sure you've heard of the notorious "Pirates of the Caribbean".*

I think these household self-defense items should do the trick.*** KJ

[img]../../download.spark?ID=929346&aBID=115492[/img]

*

*

*

*

[img]../../download.spark?ID=929345&aBID=115492[/img]


-- Edited by KJ on Sunday 15th of May 2011 02:43:15 PM
__________________

KJ is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
On Board Refrigeration belizebill Other Trawler Systems 42 07-04-2012 12:49 PM
Laptops On Board Penta Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 38 10-10-2011 04:15 PM
PC's on Board KJ General Discussion 9 04-19-2011 12:00 AM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012