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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
...If, OTOH, you're looking for speculation of experienced sailors who have some keen insights, this is your place. But part of that speculation will have to include chartplotters and other navigational tools, since their speculation includes technology as enabling factors in this and other accidents...
I'm really perplexed why some appear to so strenuously reject the simple notion that today's technology might have been a contributing factor to an incident such as that involving RULE 62...
Good grief, you're really too sensitive about this.
I did not "strenuously reject" your "simple notion". I actually agreed with it. But there are no hard facts on Rule 62 accident, since no formal investigation was done. Therefore: simple notion = speculation
So I acknowledged your "keen insights" in my message, but apparently that's not good enough? I'm "sipping the Kool Aid," but you want me to drink it from a fire hose?
I completely, 100% buy into " the simple notion that today's technology might have been a contributing factor to an incident such as that involving RULE 62." But your choice of the word "might" is revealing. By using the word "might," I think you subconsciously acknowledged that your notion is speculation. So deep down, I think you agree with me more than you're willing to admit.
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)
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