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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I would have thought the professional would consider the recreational community to be..... less professional. If less professional translates to high risk taking, I'm still confused by the fact that almost the entire recreational community is vilifying the Bounty for taking this risk.

Hard to follow.
Yes, I agree it's hard to follow. Maybe I'm dense, but I don't see any difference between the criticisms he's getting from pros or amateurs. For the pros to suggest that there's a difference sounds a little elitist to me. Almost sounds like they're saying that, in lieu of actual facts, their speculation is more accurate than amateurs' speculation. And it might actually be more accurate, given their greater experience, but it's still speculation. That's why I'm waiting to hear more facts from the USCG investigation.

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