Originally Posted by JonEisberg
Probably just me, but I view the notion of "seaworthiness" as more of a relative term in most cases, rather than something that can be established as an empirical "fact"... We see repeatedly here, how miserably most attempts to classify or define what makes a "Bluewater" boat wind up failing, for example... I'd suggest any attempt to "prove" whether the BOUNTY was "seaworthy", or not, would entail similar difficulties...
I am wondering if their are tolerances though. Stability factors. It was questioned before that the ballast was lightened and placed in a shoe. How doid this affect the relative motion of the boat. Somewhere in this thread
a expert who designed tall ships posted about the stability of the Bounty. Was it up to snuff? I think thats one of the Seaworthy factors I am talking about.