Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
I have seen the plot that shows the Bounty's position for what appears
to be just the last 24 hours or so. Has anyone seen any plots showing
the Bounty's track for each day since leaving the dock in Connecticutt ?
I've read that he first headed due east before turning south and I'd
like to know how far east he went before the turn.
I saw a projected Hurricane cone track published on the 24th the day
before the Bounty left and that hurricane track shows it goiing
out to sea instead of turning into land in New England.
If, the captain used the projected track from the 24th, I can
see his reasoning for hugging the coast line.
Regarding the hi speeds recorded for a few hours, wouldnt
that have been when he was about due west of the Eye
with the hurricane winds straight behind him ?
I'd like to know the height above the water in calm seas
of the sides or rear of the boat. ie how high waves
would have to be to wash over the side. Now I realize
the boat would be pitching up and down and if the boat
was pointed up the face of a very steep large wave
the tail end of the boat might be just about water
level and a tall 25 wave could be 25 feet above the
rear of the boat.washing over it. This is what we
are talking about here as far as the ship taking
on lots of water. Right ?