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post #397 of Old 11-07-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

I agree that the interview should be taken with a big grain of salt. What people say is often not indicative of what they really think. I sensed immediately that there was a large dose of BS in the interview.

The thing that still does not seem to have been picked up on is the draft discrepancy of this boat as compared to the original ship's specs. Both boats drew 13' although the newer version was twice as long. It seems logical that, since they were never going to film the part of the ship that was underwater that maybe it was constructed with half the depth needed to make it stable. I have read it had lead in the bilge but no amount of lead would make up for the lack of hull in the water. It would pretty much just make it unstable and apt to get knocked down much more easily which is what happened. At the very least, it would make sailing close hauled much less efficient.

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