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post #926 of Old 11-26-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
Does anyone know if new caulking can be a problem? Or if its new its gunna be great? I would have thought that if its not put in right, and its not so simple to do, then if a whole lot comes out that could explain it. But I still prefer the sprung plank theory.
If caulking isn't done right then, yes, it could have worked out. Yes, a plank or two might have sprung.. but unless they send a dive team down, it's more likely that no-one will ever really know.

I guess the point is that, as quoted, just like sinking of the 'Titanic', for whatever reason "there was more water coming in than could be pumped out".

"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"
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