Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
Originally Posted by casey1999
Jackomovicz testified at the hearing that Capt. Robin Walbridge had told him the Bounty was taking on 114,000 litres of water an hour.
“I thought he must be nuts or something,” but Jackomovicz said it proved to be the case.
When the shipyard hauled the Bounty out of the harbour, “the amount of water coming out of the boat was unbelievable. The bottom was totally wormy” from spending a couple of winters in Florida.
Righto.. so if the bottom was "totally wormy", all they needed to do was replace the bottom planking and the problem would be 100% fixed. ..and your previous post indicated they did that, with quality timber, and Wallbridge said it was "tight"....so we still don't know what the leak rate was when they headed out to meet Sandy other than that it must have been far less than 114,000 litres/hour.
As I posted earlier, it's largely irrelevant anyways. It's entirely plausible the ship could have been tight as a drum before leaving and still have the caulking fall out and the ship sink after the few few hours in a sea like that - if it wasn't installed properly in the first place.
From RFC 1925: "(3) With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead."
Last edited by Classic30; 02-26-2013 at 09:23 PM.