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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by KIVALO View Post
You pushed a knife blade, to the hilt, into the wood on the HMS Bounty?
Yes. We were in the stern castle and the windows were open. The sill plate was exposed and severely deteriorated. I carry a swiss army knife and was able to push the larger blade all the way onto the timber with almost no effort. (My wife got all bent out of shape about my doing that.)

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