Originally Posted by Sal Paradise
But Barksdale described how a large wave hit the ship, suddenly heeling the entire vessel over on its starboard side, masts in the water, and apparently throwing everyone into the sea.
Its a description of the motions of the ship.
the dictionary defines roll as...
roll - to move with repeated turning or rotating motions, or cause something to move in this way
We just saw a video of Bounty, as John described it "rolling" . Two people died after they were thrown in the water when the ship rolled on its side. Not a rumor. A description.
On that video we saw the boat rolling a lot. On a previous post (long time ago
) I explained that roll was a big problem for these boats on heavy weather. They have a limited AVS and unlike one of our boats they cannot carry on a storm an amount of sail that prevents that roll without the risk of being knocked down by a violent gust and if that happen the boat would not come up again.
Sailing one of there boats in bad weather has little to do with sailing a modern sailing boat on the same situation.