Originally Posted by jimjazzdad
Sorry Paulo, but you are misinformed. The HMS Bounty was built to the original drawings for the 1784 Bounty, found in the British Admiralty archives (she was made slightly larger to accommodate the filming of the movie). Also the budget argument doesn't hold true in that era - think of films like Ben Hur - huge money was spent by Hollywood in those days. After launch in Nova Scotia, HMS Bounty was SAILED to Tahiti for location filming. In fact, MGM planned to burn the vessel there for the movie, just as the original was burned by the mutineers - realism at any cost! Anyone who was ever been aboard HMS Bounty will tell you that this was not a prop boat - think of her as more like Gazela Primiero or other working sailboats built in your country.
We all here are just speculating, no more right or wrong. The true part was the boat was taking in water very fast. If Bounty has suffered hull damage becasue of the storm and causing the flooding, the survivors would have speaking out already. They are silent now out of respect of their Captain and families.