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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
You are mistaken.
Chef, if you like "facts", you should remove the "like" on post #664.
Here is the interview, happened Oct 25, 2012 just prior to his departure into the cane:
Debate rages about Bounty captain's decision to set sail | The Chronicle Herald
"Capt. Robin Walbridge stood on the deck of the 180-foot wooden sailing ship Bounty on the sunny afternoon of Oct. 25
. The wind was so mild that the ship had motored back to harbor after a short sail. The Bounty was tied to a city pier in New London, Conn.
Walbridge told a small group that the Bounty would be leaving for St. Petersburg, Fla., that night instead of the next morning. He wanted to get a jump on a massive weather system coming from the south that forecasters were calling “historic” and that one already had dubbed “Frankenstorm.”
The National Weather Service’s marine forecast for the area described the coming confluence of systems: “HIGH PRESSURE MOVES OFFSHORE ON FRIDAY AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. A COASTAL STORM ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY MAY IMPACT THE AREA LATE IN THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.”
Walbridge formed a circle with his thumbs and index fingers, and told listeners to look at his right thumb. It represented the southeastern section of the hurricane.
“He said he wanted to get to the southeast quadrant and ride the storm out,”
said New London Dockmaster Barbara Neff. No one raised objections."
My apologies, you are correct, of course... your link shows the infamous YouTube video in Belfast right under the headline, I had THAT one on the brain, obviously...
Still, this nonsense about getting to the SE side of a storm 800+ miles wide is just that... Or, he obviously changed his mind between that interview, and the setting of a course as soon as he cleared Rhode Island Sound to a point between Hatteras, and Sandy's projected track at the time...