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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
Would you say Colombus, Magellan, Vasco de Gamma, Cortez, William Perry, Rolf Almudsen, Shakley. Tenzing Nordgay, Sir Edmind Hillary Neil Armstrong, Jimmy Johnson, Richard Petty, Dennis Conners were reckless?
These men used every bit and piece of knowledge (weather prediction) and storm tactics that they knew or could get their hands on in order to sail their ships in the safest manner of their time. This cannot be said of how Bounty was sailed.