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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
As far as Rule 62, I never heard on of the causes was not that he didnt have charts laid out on the table.
I thought I'd made it clear, that's nothing but pure speculation on my part...
He CHOSE to come in to shallow water where he did and he didnt have to. He could have stayed put in deep water. Hove to and gone nowhere.. an taken his lumps like everyone else did.
IMHO He like the Captain of the Bounty placed his ship in jeopardy when he had a safer choice.
Not sure why you're directing that at me, I believe I've been as vociferous as anyone around here, right from the start, in being critical in the decisions made aboard RULE 62 that led to that tragedy, or in pointing out the numerous superior options he had...