Originally Posted by PCP
Casey, these boats were like that, they break a lot and need a lot of maintenance, specially in what regards smaller spars. That is why on the original Bounty crew (as in any other boat of that time) a carpenter and two helping hands (one of them qualified) were part of the crew. Some breakage was to be expected in any voyage.
Realize that, but both the below deck and the sailing video show the ship in my opinion very poor condition. I have sailed on sqaure riggers and have climbed square rigger mast to furl and unfurl sails. I would be very nervous climbing the mast of the Bounty in the condition it is shown in the video.
The below deck video shows the ship to be a mess. Look at the engine room, parts all over the place, parts are loose and can be tossed around. Tools boxes with loose lids. The engine room looks like a fire hazard. Even the nav station looks to be a mess.