Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
It doesn't seem like 18' seas should have been too much for a boat of that size. Sounds like she opened up some seams and pumps couldn't keep up with it. Will be interesting to hear what actually happened. There may be no fault other than inadequate pump capability or lack of bottom maintenance. Glad they're OK.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.