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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Sorry for your shiity voyage many lessons learned for all of us. Epic story! Thanks for posting.
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Agree. The thing that seems implausible is that anyone would endure a madman for more than a very short time before setting him straight in one form or another. People willingly staying confined to berths on the whim of a loony??? Makes no sense. It isn't 1810 and the crew aren't Shanghaied drunks waking up under the command of Capt. Bligh. Something does not add up here.
Certainly, the encounter with the SWIFT doesn't add up...

After an initial contact requesting evacuation, a US Navy vessel is simply told, "Nevermind, go away, everything's OK now..."??? Without so much as the officers aboard at least demanding to speak once again with the crewmember requesting to be taken off???

Not bloody likely... :-)

And if, indeed, that's what transpired, someone at the Department of the Navy needs to hear about it...
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It isn't 1810 and the crew aren't Shanghaied drunks waking up under the command of Capt. Bligh.
You should read up on the HMS Bounty story. You owe it to yourself. I recommend Caroline Alexander book, The Bounty, based on a very thorough research. Bligh was a consummate navigator, sailor, and captain. None of his men were shanghaied and the mutiny happened in 1789, mostly because large part of the crew wanted to stay on Tahiti.
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

DEVELOPING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS!....

The cast of the new epic movie MUTINY AT DAWN! has just been been released!

Harry - George Takei
Jane - Sharon Stone
Jake - Jake Gyllenhaal
RockDawg - Matthew McConaughey
and featuring Aunt Edna as Sheryl:



it is also being reported that Fred Thompson will once again don a naval officer's uniform as the Captain of the Swift and Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will have cameo roles as Coast Guard officers Will and Jensen.
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Best thread ever.

PS - I just want to know what the 86 y.o. chick was doing this whole time. Must have been great entertainment for her.
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

I don't know about the belief that a call for help will bring it. We were about 5 miles off shore late at night, returning from the Bahamas, when a squall blew through that pegged the anemometer at 70. After about 30 minutes of hell my dad was freaking out. He told me to call the CG with a Mayday. I did. They hung up.
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

If your story is true, and I have no reason to believe it isn't, I would have used tape/zip tie/whatever and tied them up in the cabin and pt them on food and water rations.

Maritime laws or not, your life was at risk and you were 10000% nicer and more patient than I would have been.
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

I wasn't there, so I certainly won't comment on what did or did not happen. I can say this, RockDawg has more patience than I do for stupid people.

After the second time Captain Numbnuts wrecked the spinnaker, I'd have told him "you broke it, you fix it." The first time he went ballistic I would have cut him some slack because I didn't know him, but I'd have gone to him after he calmed down and told him that s**t is not going to happen again.

Confined to quarters? No water? Sorry, but that is crazy. That's when you and the psycho have a conversation that goes like this, "You crazy SOB, I will beat your MFA and throw you in the water. I am officially off duty. Sail this tub yourself. One more word out of you and I will beat you to death with this winch handle and feed you to the fish."
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Holy cow. I know that everything on the internet is true but this story boarders on the UN-beliveable side.
We need a link to Jake's movies.

Dam, if it was me on board, Harry would have fallen overboard while everyone else was down below.
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

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Certainly, the encounter with the SWIFT doesn't add up...

After an initial contact requesting evacuation, a US Navy vessel is simply told, "Nevermind, go away, everything's OK now..."??? Without so much as the officers aboard at least demanding to speak once again with the crewmember requesting to be taken off???

Not bloody likely... :-)

And if, indeed, that's what transpired, someone at the Department of the Navy needs to hear about it...
HEHE! Well, I can imagine the CO on watch, listening to RockDawg, turning to his XO, and saying, "uhhh... Screw that! I ain't going back to that! Full steam ahead!"

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