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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
The waves stirred their tanks and clogged their fuel filters, which killed the generator and engines. ...

Probably could've saved the ship with a couple fuel filter changes.
They still would have come a cropper. The channel they were heading for was 4 meters deep with 10 meter waves. metric or imperial those figures done work.

Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
.. That turned out to be an astoundingly poor decision. If he had simply laid a course for the NE Providence Channel, and after only a few more hours of sailing, he could have tucked in behind Hole in the Wall, for instance, for a bit of rest...
Finally a portion of a post of yours i agree with.
It was only an extra 30 nms to go to be protected for the waves, that's what was making them sick.
I made the suggestion on some forum at the time, but no one seemed to see how significant it was. 30 miles to safety, but a seasick crew, added to tiredness fuzzed up their brains.

Of course nothing to do with paper charts or ECN. A fool using either will get into strife.

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Last edited by MarkofSeaLife; 11-24-2012 at 04:28 PM.
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