Crossbows - Everything about Building, Modding, and Using your Crossbow Gear

Latest topics

» Nut from a pool que ball?
by drawknife Today at 5:29 am

» my composite crossbow lath project
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:07 am

» Trouble with my Gafa
by drawknife Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:56 am

» Do all triggers Have claws - what types and claw or no claw
by globalmark Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:19 am

» For Sale: Masai Crossbow
by TonyU Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:15 pm

» Medieval composite bows
by juanjo Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:10 am

» yew and sinew prod help needed
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:34 am

» Small gothic crossbow (with wooden lever)
by OrienM Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:35 am

» Binding on the stirrup
by Geezer Sat May 26, 2018 7:26 am

» horn inlay and veneer
by OrienM Thu May 24, 2018 8:44 pm

» Presentation
by c sitas Wed May 23, 2018 4:31 pm

» My latest crossbow
by drawknife Tue May 22, 2018 3:13 pm

» The Arbalist Guild - Around the World
by stuckinthemud1 Sun May 20, 2018 5:32 am

» angles and rivets
by Geezer Fri May 18, 2018 1:16 pm

» morticed nut blocks
by Dark Factor Wed May 16, 2018 12:02 pm

» Crossbow triggers
by Croftage Mon May 14, 2018 1:41 pm

» Cocking lever
by c sitas Fri May 11, 2018 8:09 am

» Late roman crossbow
by Dark Factor Wed May 09, 2018 10:27 am

» Powermaster Madness
by Archer46176 Sun May 06, 2018 8:08 pm

» Fast loading crossbow
by septua Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:22 am

» lashing a glass prod in raw hide?
by kenh Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:00 am

» Balestra Veloce / Leonardo DaVinci
by msalazar2310 Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:37 am

» Goats Foot Lever
by Geezer Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:42 pm

» Hickory and Ipe 180lb flatbow
by actionbow Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:56 pm

» goat foot questions.
by Geezer Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:26 am


    Florida Sailor

    Share
    avatar
    kenh
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 766
    Join date : 2012-08-03
    Age : 70
    Location : Living Aboard a Sailboat in Fort Myers, FL

    Florida Sailor

    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.
    avatar
    Kale Schlegel
    Tinkerer

    If there is a will, there is a way.


    TinkererIf there is a will, there  is a way.

    Posts : 75
    Join date : 2012-08-14
    Age : 25

    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.

      Current date/time is Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:39 pm