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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by casey1999 View Post
Maybe I missed it in all the post. This is what the Capt stated he was trying to do:

“We run into stormy seas. We chase hurricanes,” Walbridge said. “You try and get up as close to the eye of it as you can and you stay down in the southeast quadrant and when it stops, you stop. You don’t want to get in front of it. You want to stay behind it. But you also get a good ride out of the hurricane.”

Many posts ago I think it was decided Walbridge was either mis quouted or twisted his words around, either way the thought was he meant the southwest quadrant where there would be following winds and seas.

Was this ever brought up in the current hearings?
Yes...go back a few posts to where I was reporting what I saw from the people testifying. The 3rd mate kind of debunked it and talked about following two storms after they passed by in the SW area, much like oceanic racers do and followed it at a safe distance as it moved away from them. In one instance they hove to for two days as their forward speed ws 11 knotss and the storm slowed to 4 knotts and they started catching it. Third mate stated tha the captain was not talkimng about catching hrricanes and ridng them for fun, but was talking about when they found themselves behind one what they would do.

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