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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
Righto.. so if the bottom was "totally wormy", all they needed to do was replaced the bottom planking and the problem would be 100% fixed. ..and your previous post indicated they did that, 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.
We only know it was somthing less than 114,000 lph. The ship should have pumping logs that would indicate what the leakage was over her history- those would be interesting.
"Jackomovicz said he spoke with Walbridge about two days before the Bounty left the shipyard last October and asked him how he thought the vessel was doing.
“He said great, it’s tight, the vessel’s tight,” Jackomovicz said, but he took that with “a grain of salt.”
“In my mind it was probably still leaking, but in (Walbridge’s) experience with how the vessel was leaking in the past, a little bit of leaking in the boat was nothing to him
.”Jackomovicz said when he looked at photographs of the sinking Bounty, he was shocked it was still in one piece, which speaks to its structural integrity.