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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post

Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
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...
With both the Bounty and Rule 62 it had been cloudy for days so neither would have had a position for days using your technology.

The old stuff just doesn't hack it in the modern world.
Congrats, you have simultaneously missed my point entirely, and yet unwittingly supported it completely... (grin)

My point exactly: Without the ability to fix a precise position for days, any sane/prudent captain aboard RULE 62 would never have closed so closely upon the treacherous lee shore represented by the Abacos... instead, being comparatively uncertain of his position, he likely would have chosen to make for the 40-mile wide opening of NE Providence Channel - marked by some of the most powerful lighthouses in the Bahamas - rather than shooting for an unlit opening in a reef 75 meters wide, in the dark...

Last edited by JonEisberg; 11-26-2012 at 02:47 PM.
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