Guns on your boat

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tsquared1965, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Black Valkyrie

    Black Valkyrie Member

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    Jul 19, 2014
    Canada
    1993 Sundancer 270 DA
    Twin 4.3


    And even though the chances of getting hit by lightning are remote, people still stay indoors in a lightning storm, avoid taking baths in a lightning storm etc etc.
     
  2. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
  3. ImpulseIII

    ImpulseIII Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore/Venice FL
    2001 410 Sundancer
    Caterpillar 3126TA
    Its easy to cherry pick articles and videos on both sides of this issue. The bottom line is if you don't agree with the second amendment, don't buy or have a gun.....no problem. Leave the rest of us alone, we don't disparage you, give us the same respect.
     
  4. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    No boats in either of these stories :huh: It seems like we're dead in the water (pun) in our search for articles where an armed boater saved the day.
     
  5. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Not so fast...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhph_gsG1ZM
    :grin:
     
  6. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
  7. Timeflys

    Timeflys Member

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    Dec 7, 2013
    Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada
    "Frequent Flyer"
    2002 Sundancer 360
    Merc Horizon 8.1s
  8. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Don't believe anyone here is disagreeing with the 2nd amendment. We're talking guns on boats. How necessary is carrying one for you to enjoy your time on the water
     
  9. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Active Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '08 H240
    5.7
    Wallet, check. Phone, check. Keys, check. Gun, check. I'm not sure why you are in disbelief. If your carrying a gun, it'll wind up on your boat.

    It's much safer on your person than in a safe in your car that could be stolen.
     
  10. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    What exactly am I in disbelief of ?
     
  11. mvoellinger

    mvoellinger Member

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    Aug 26, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    2002 260DA
    350 MAG w/ Bravo III
    I do not carry on my boat, but had a friend carrying one day when a group of drunken gentleman tried to board while we were on it, with the intent to do harm to us (there were 5 of them and 2 of us). They thought better of it after my friends stance changed...

    The short story is these guys were piss drunk and confused us for someone else (we hadnt left the boat) who had been hitting on their women and were carrying bottles looking to start something. Im not about to go 2 on 5 when they are armed with bottles and I have just my fists.
     
  12. islandhopper00

    islandhopper00 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Lake Norman (Denver) NC
    240 Sundancer
    5.0L 260hp, BIII outdrive
    When I boat Lake Norman, I may or may not have a weapon onboard. No real need on LKN. As was said, if I have my pistol aboard (on LKN) it's because I had it with me, and didn't want to lock it in the truck.
    When I boat the coast, I may or may not have it with me. Depends on the area of the coast I'm going.
    If I boat in Florida, specially South Florida and the Bahamas, I will have a pistol and shot gun aboard, for obvious to me reasons. I'm sure, not all Florida boaters feel the same as I do, but then they have the right to have one or not. Doesn't bother me which path they choose. I have had the occasion that my comfort level was low because of a situation happening on the docks. It comforted me to know if necessary, I could defend myself if necessary. I don't know if that makes me a crazy nut case, but I feel better having one and NOT needing it, rather than the other way round.
     
  13. hd2002hd

    hd2002hd Member

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    Jul 20, 2010
    St. Louis
    1996-Sea Ray 215 Express Cruiser/1996-Sea Ray 330 Sundancer/1998-Sea Ray 400 Sundancer/1996-Sea Rayd
    5.7 Mercruiser/454's/454's w/V drive/120HP
    Depends on if it's needed in a bad situation. As has been mentioned numerous times it usually not needed. But to have and not need is far better than not have and need.
     
  14. Polaris

    Polaris Member

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    Mar 12, 2013
    Pasadena, MD
    none
    7.4 Mercruiser, 330 hp, Bravo III
    In following this (very long) thread it seems to me the answer depends on your intention and personality. If your intention is just to repel and protect you and yours then you will know you can do that with pepper spray, wasp/hornet spray, flares, etc. If, however, you are the type who is not comfortable unless you are able to inflict fatal injury then you should certainly carry a deadly weapon.
     
  15. highslice

    highslice Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 28, 2008
    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
    270 SLX
    496 Mag
    Bravo III
    Corsa
    This is ridiculous.
     
  16. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Active Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '08 H240
    5.7
    Bring pepper spray to a gun fight? Cops carry guns for a good reason. Why do I carry a gun...well I can't carry a cop!
     
  17. JV II

    JV II Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 17, 2007
    Newport, RI
    2016 50 Fly
    Volvo Penta D11
    That's all most people are capable of doing and that is okay with me (as long as they are not my immediate family).
     
  18. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    Time for the sheep dog story again I'm guessing.
     
  19. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Is the horse dead yet ?
     

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