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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
That cannot be true. That is more than 6000 L for each hour. The boat was almost completely rebuilt and nobody would accept the delivery of a ship on that condition.
What I have heard was that the boat even at dock, presently had to run the pumps every hour. They didn't say how much minutes each our but the way it was said it could not be for the bigger part of an hour and if you go to the rated output of the electric pumps you can get a grossly estimate of the leakage.
That is odd that would not be asked directly on the inquiries, I mean on the dock how much time they run the pumps for each hour. That would give a correct idea of the permanent leaking of the Ship.
30,000 gallons per day is 21 gallons per minute (about 80 liters per minute). I understand they needed to pump this amount while sitting at the dock and the ship generators ran at all times in order to pump the water.
Yea, kind of crazy, but have you never done somthing crazy while drunk and with a beautiful woman?