Whuuuut? I can't believe that there's not someone out there making a buck or two on this problem (besides the pirates, of course). From the crazy amount of knowledge I've read on this forum, I feel confident that if there were a globally acceptable solution out there, it would've been the 1st reply to the thread. The money is out there, and folks are willing to pay for the opportunity to protect their investment/lives. Some of you fellas need to get together and help save the lives of folks like Mr. Peter Blake. I’d attempt it myself, if it weren’t for an insurmountable resource deficiency (read “dumb and broke”). There's a solution to every problem, but death (ESPECIALLY if you have the $$$). There has to be a non-lethal way to go about this, a way to disable their vessel, if not permanently, long enough for the authorities you called to come find them where you said they were. I don't know much about the inter-workings of boats so this was a real short process for me . Is there any type of electrical solution you could use to fry the ignition of the impending goons? If so, would you be able to fire this solution from one of your retrofitted water cannons ? One of the things I DO know about boats is, that if the props don’t turn, you don’t go. So,........ if you were to be approached, then put yourself underway to create a chase type situation; have a device that can be released (I'm seeing a buoyant, industrial size, Spiderwire net) into the water to try and wrap up their prop/s. Of course that’s heavily dependant on, if directly behind you is where they wanna be while in pursuit. Something else I don’t know is the inspection process used when inquisitive authorities board you. Though I’m sure it’s not a standard process across the globe, how many use divers to check the underside (if the answer to this is anything but “no one”, or you have an enduring sense of right and wrong or self preservation, please disregard the following idea)? Have dry-boxes that can be loaded with your “protection” then secured to the hull by divers before entering protected waters. You may be able to reduce any raised eyebrow questions by having replacement telescopes that easily mount where your 50. cals went. There’s also some crazy/incomplete thought about anchoring those boxes off shore/under water, but I don’t know enough about this subject to even give myself the illusion it sound intelligible. Past that, all I see is Three Stooges/Police Academy slapstick stuff were you drop you anchor through their deck, or have a large harpoon gun to shoot through their hull, then take off. Please keep in mind; my only knowledge of pirates is from Life Aquatic, and this website.