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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by ShoalFinder View Post
Very good article, thank you for linking to it. I found this part very interesting since the topic comes up on this forum quite a bit:

According to Svendsenís testimony on day one of the hearings, Walbridge told him that he planned to wait until the water reached the vesselís tween deck to abandon the boat. Perhaps he had that ridiculous old sailorís maxim stuck in his head, ďYou never step off until you have to step up.Ē Itís terrible advice and almost never true.
He is talking about ships. when that has been said here, we are talking about boats. That is not the same thing. When in a boat the water that is coming in is more than the one that is pumped out, the boat will sink quickly. On a ship that is inevitable also but it can take many hours.



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