Originally Posted by Sal Paradise
There is also a fairly disturbing video of Bounty heaving to-
Wow, "heaving-to" is putting it politely, looks like lying ahull is more like it... Hell, that scrap of sail they're flying isn't all that much bigger than my storm jib, or trysail...
Gotta admit, she DOES leave a pretty damn good slick to weather... (grin)
Always tough to tell from photos or video, but I'm guessing the sustained wind speed for most of that vid is perhaps 35, with higher gusts?
Can you imagine the behavior of that pig in hurricane-force winds, in the Gulf Stream?
Well, at least having the thing starting to sink beneath you would likely dampen the rolling somewhat...
Yeah, looks like a hell of a ship on which to "chase hurry-canes"... Get that pig in the Southeast Quadrant, you'd have a "pretty good ride", for sure...