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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
[Again this is not a fact that is wasnt seaworthy. You keep beating this drum, but this has not been proven,. Posting something you do not know to be true and pretending it is fact is dangerous. Someone might read it and mistake it for fact and actually beleive it. Just because you find a few posts from people who comment on it, you dont know this for sure. There are conflicting reports even from even the people who were on the boat. Until they are examined with challenging questions, the repair records, the maintainence records are examined BY PROFESSIONALS, which has not been done to date you can only claim this. It is not a fact and should NEVER be posted like it is.
So after all it seems that you have changed of opinion and don't agree with this anymore?
"Nothing found will take away from Walbrifges responsibility. It will just maybe add other causitive factors to the events of the day or days...."
And you think that a XVIII century designed wooden small ship, whatever the condition, could sail safely an Hurricane?
How!!!! you should talk or listen to the ones that know and sail tall ships, I mean captains, designers, mates. Even if their Ships are more seaworthy, with a design advance of almost 200 years and made of steel, they would not dream of sailing an hurricane.
Even with a real crew, a XVIII century captain would have tried to evade a Hurricane.
Last edited by PCP; 12-18-2012 at 08:19 PM.