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Old 11-27-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

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Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post


I understand that John. I have been there few times myself. I would have stayed out just the same and continued southward or hove to.
The depth in New Provedance Channel in the area he should have gone is 3,500 meters deep and 30 nms from where he was aiming.

It would have been best to go there because if his crew were that sea sick the would have needed flat water.

Remember if someone is throwing up blood it's getting serious.

Heaving to reduces the motion, but not by a lot because they were going downwind. If they were heading upwind hoving to may have been good for an hour to sort people out.

But remember for landlubbers sea sickness can be life threatening.

Dial up the channel on your plotter and look at Cherokee Point it's only 30nm.
Then 20 miles on is Sou'wester Point at he bottom of the Abacos. Would have been like a millpond behind either.

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