Originally Posted by denverd0n
You really cannot blame the crew, in this case.
That was not my intent at all. I apologize if my post sounded like that. I don't know much about the folks who crewed on Bounty, their level of experience and skill, or how well they knew their ship and skipper. And I certainly admire their courage for sticking with their ship and captain. But it is just not me. I would not go out in a boat like that and with a skipper who romanticizes seriously bad weather and pays no attention to critical systems backup (hydraulic pumps were not maintained and not tested on regular basis, despite the ship taking water all the time). These are things every crew member should have been able to notice after being on a ship for a while. What sailor would want to test an Atlantic storm in a boat you know little about, under a skipper you know little about? Not Kris, that's for sure...