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Old 12-09-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

In Walbridge's comments about chasing hurricanes, he stated that he went for close to the eye of the storm and to the southeast quadrant. From what I understand, having listened to many reports from such storms, and experienced a good number (on shore), the highest winds are near the center, and winds generally lessen the further you get away from the center. So while seeking the southeast quadrant seems appropriate, heading for the eye is going to make the situation worse. And, given the eratic nature of hurricanes, any sudden change of movement direction, even a small one, by the hurricane could put you on the wrong side of the hurricane eye and into the deadly northeast quadrant. He also stated that you didn't want to be in front of the hurricane, but that's exactly where he was for Sandy.
That comment regarding being close to the eye is really puzzling to me NC320.
so you take this boasting and bragging for TV and effect to be serious. He also said he sailed in 70 ft seas.....hmmm not likely
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