my idea is a secondary weapon specially designed for disabling ships (like the ion cannon). It is a beam, but does less damage than the ion cannon and fires as a secondary weapon. When it has disabled a ship however, it holds it in place, allowing you to board it easily. Is this possible?
Also, for disabling, how about a weapon which sends an electric pulse through the target ship after it has been disabled, killing some of the crew and raising your chances of capturing it??
Are either of these possible?