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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

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Originally Posted by rockDAWG View Post
I am not sure if it is logical to assume most of the non-commercial tall ships are manned by volunteers who have a day job in other professions.
Okay, I still wasn't clear - the people in McRae's group - the ones he made the comment about - are NOT the people who were sailing on the Bounty. The people in McRae's group are fans of Bounty. Some of the Bounty sailors may have been volunteers, I don't know. I do know that Bounty has no shortage of people who wish(ed) to sail on her; they were required to serve on other, less glamorous duties, such as maintenance, for some time before being promoted to the opportunity to sail. That meant that the people who were sailing knew this old tall ship pretty well, regardless of how much experience sailing modern fiberglass boats they may or may not have had. (And yes, they did *sail* as much as possible to move the ship on their tours)
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