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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
One really has to question how "experienced" that guy is, if indeed he thinks that the only two options available to Walbridge were to remain either tied to the dock in New London, or to put to sea, and sail directly into the path of the storm...
I agree, but it does give us a perspective into the mindset of some of these square rigger sailors, and maybe some of the crew (and maybe Captain) aboard the movie ship "Bounty".
I also thought it was interesting that the apparent high wind tactic aboard some tall ships is to furl the sails and start the engines.