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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
What would a "normal" leakage rate for a ship like Bounty that was in "good" condition? What about while sailing in a storm similar to the conditions of sandy?
I can only report to ancient wooden boats. I would say that even in a storm only an old boat required constant pumping and at that time they had only hand pumps with a much smaller output. when the pups have to be continuously running the boat needed urgent repair and they went for it on a beach on the first opportunity. They carried tools, materials, carpenters and hand help to do the job.
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