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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
How do you know they weren't sailing?
Assumption based without facts are dangerous
Jesus Dave, educated
guesses is what we can do. I said "probably they were not sailing". No one refereed to that specifically, but we knew they had a very reduced crew for the needs of the boat, namely sailing and we knew they had considered the loss of engines as one of the determinant causes of the loss of the boat. If they were sailing that would not be a big deal since the energy for pumps come from generators.
One of the science instruments are educated assumptions (hypothesis) that later are tested to see if they prove right or wrong.
I am not saying that it was like that I am saying that a possible cause for a changing of course, based on what we know, namely that they had said they had very little control over the boat, would be a necessity to sail to where they can and was less dangerous, given the sea conditions.
Ir seems an educated hypothesis to me and possible, don't you think so
Last edited by PCP; 11-10-2012 at 07:33 AM.