Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
I'm simply saying that such a decision was not made in a vacuum, and that perhaps something like having once seen his computer navigation software having placed his boat IN HIS PRECISE SLIP in his marina on Google Earth likely led him to believe such a cut was navigable in those conditions...
All he had to do was keep the little boat icon on the dotted line...
FWIW, one of Australia's mopst experienced yachtsmen lost his boat (Shockwave), his life and the life of a crewmate also on a small rocky outcrop on a dark night off Woolongong doing exactly the same thing.
So there you go. It's a trap.. and the best of us can fall into it, no matter where you are in the world. Be careful out there.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"