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post #1270 of Old 12-11-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
From your post it seems as though one of the things you are saying here is that this underfunded vessel, staffed by mostly green sailors was kind of a train wreck waiting to happen. ....

It seems as though this poster indicates it was inevitable that something would happen to the Bounty every time she left the dock. Sailing off into a hurricane insured that it happened that day.
You are talking saying things and implying others that clearly were not said or meant by the tall ship sailor (sparkle) on his post. Other tall ship sailor had said, already by other words, about the same thing that was said by sparkle. He had gave not any example of incompetence in what regards seamanship, as Sparkle, but said also that the boat had a bad reputation and green sailors.

Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
You and your associates on the well funded tall ships must have joked and talked about the Bounty in amazement and worried all the time that she would self destruct due to her green crew inability to handle the most basic of operations, or the lack of managerment of the vessels maintainence. ...

I bet she was a true embarrassment to the rest of the "real" tall ships in terms of professionalism as she really wasnt of the same ilk, and caliber and discipline or esprit de cor that you had on the "real" tall ships.

... It propably miffed many that the Bounty received so much attention and admiration from people because in your mind and the other TSC community she was really not of the same class as your ships.
No wonder you and some in the TSC now want to distance your self from them. I guess you couldnt when they were alive as you were collegues and didnt want to be tagged with being jealous of the publicity and noteriety this wannabe tall ship received. Also you want people to know that you have more stringent qualifications as far as crew and condition of your ships. You are the serious tall ships after all and the Bounty was just playing at it.

Maybe you could go back to some of your frriends and have them post similarly as you or at least come forward some way annonomously to weigh in on this Bounty in this or other forums. Now that you have made it apparent that she really was the outcast, the black sheep of the tall ship community...
And your tone here is really wrong. You are implying that Sparkle is cowardly and anonymously making insinuations about the Bounty, when it was you in first place that asked him his opinion about the Ship, that as I have said, is much the same of another tall ship member that had posted already about that.

That is ugly and not a way to treat a new member that had the kindness to answer the best way he could the questions you have made to him.



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