Originally Posted by bloodhunter
The Bounty built in New Zealand (Bounty III) had a steel hull. It had twin turbo diesels with almost twice the power of the engines on the Bounty II. Seems like major differences between the two ships. Can't find specs on Bounty II so don't know if had the same length on deck, beam and draught as the original.
Yes I saw that. Exactley my point. My point was really so was the NZ one.
It looks like it was made well. Much has been made of the the NS made Bounty being made as a movie prop, and on that basis alone many one here continue to ridicule it. On what basis I am not sure as I await one of them to provide expertise or experts stating it was not made to sail. Had restrictions. Tolerances less than say the original Bounty. The danger of the glib statement without fact is that after a while people begin to beleive its a fact. It gets a life of its own. Even some of the most respected posters on Sailnet have refered to it this way.
So who checked out their FACTS brfore posting and ridiculing Bounty as a movie prop?. You would figure that was done before you posted against it, and formed an opinon but there is silence right now as people are scrambling to find some facts to back up what they have been saying all along.
Usually you have the facts before you say something. When you dont and you judge something like because it was used in a movie it was inferior, a prop but you cant prove it....its called a rush to judgement.
Even if you find some mountain of information now and try and interrpret it now it wont change that, as you did it after the fact. Its a thought process.