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    kenh
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    Post by kenh on Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:12 pm

    Hi All;
    Ken Hulme here, living aboard a 26 ft sailboat on the Gulf Coast of Florida. I've built guns and bows from scratch, now it's time for a crossbow. Decades ago I devoured Payne Gallway's classic tome on the subject. Over the years I've had a couple crossbow pistols - I'm fascinated by "small is good", but never found a really reliable pistolbow. So it's time I made one.

    My inspiration is that I need something to "repel boarders" that does not take up large spaces to cock, manipulate and fire. Something that does not make a lot of noise (I live in a marina and would like to practice aboard). Something that won't automatically penetrate my 1/4" thick fiberglass hull/home, but will do a number on someone trying to board my boat. Had a 'boat invader' last year; woke me up at 4-dark-30 AM, and I managed to chase him off with a large knife. But I want a projectile weapon, not an edged one for my next potential encounter.

    I figure on buying one of the available 80# prods available and building the stock and action around it. Don't need a fancy trigger system - medieval lever would be just fine. Perhaps something of a bullpup stock design for compactness. Any ideas, suggestions greatly welcome.
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    Re: Florida Sailor

    Post by Kale Schlegel on Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:50 am

    Sounds like a challenge. Brand new to this forum but im positive someone will cone along with an idea or two. Nothing a bit of searching cant fix.

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