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Search: Posts Made By: sparklepl3nty
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 02-15-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

They're back online.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 02-15-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

I'm pretty stunned from everything said yesterday. Well, not stunned that there was damage, but the extent.. even more than I knew of as a sailor but one that hadn't crewed with Bounty. What did make...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 02-14-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

I've been watching the hearings all day and read some transcripts for last two days. I'm getting very nervous for the fate of wooden ships and shipyards that work on them, and it makes my heart heavy...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 01-31-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Straight from the horse's mouth: Bounty ship sinking: HMS Bounty builder Robert Stephens anxiously waits for hearings on the ship's sinking - OrlandoSentinel.com...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-21-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

I don't know what kind of inspections occurred regarding the size changes. Because she came from a reputable boatyard I imagine they would account for it, no matter if she was going to sail for only...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-21-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Oh for god's effing sake, grow a pair, Chef!
He was referring to his own understanding of "structural and design issues" and that as an engineer probably knew more than a chef ABOUT said issues. He...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-21-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

My apologies that they were already posted. I only looked back to about mid-November and might have missed that discussion.

As I said, those inspections were all made as a dockside attraction...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-21-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

I'm going to say this entire discussion of is Bounty more or less a movie prop is kind of ridiculous, and somewhat besides the point.

The answer is that knowledge is not easily accessible. As far...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-20-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Thanks for the compliments. I spent several years before I joined any Tall Ship (or ever sailed, for that matter) working in maritime museums (Civil War and Jamestown eras), and I have been known to...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-19-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

No, I don't think so. I'm willing to believe that Bountysdaughter is who she says she is, if only because I haven't "proof" to believe otherwise.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-19-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Now that I see everyone jumping on my quote of "there was no reason to leave," I realize most people thought I was referencing Bounty, when I was in fact, referencing every single other TallShip on...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-19-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

This is easy.

No, no, and no.

An adequate safety margin? I don't believe that there is any such thing. Do I think that certain vessels may be more "prepared" or "seaworthy" to handle battling...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-19-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

I've had a busy weekend :)

Phew.. this one's gonna be a toughy, mostly because of memory.
Making the decision to sail depends on decisions by the captain and mate, as well as the reasons for...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-18-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Sorry, I might have missed your questions among the other posts.

I don't know what Bounty would typically sail with in bad weather, but in the past on other vessels, we have set fore and main...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-17-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Dave,

I know the author of the comment on gCaptain fairly well. The reason he stated the location and condition of his boat was because it is a TallShip as well, and being a prudent mariner had...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-12-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

I did, actually. She was my first ship.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-12-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Julie, you might be pleased to know Lady Washington played the Interceptor in that scene (historicalseaport dot org)
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-12-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

I hope you know I am laughing at the absurdity of this line of conversation. Tall Ships America has their classifications, but I can assure you, few Tall ship sailors give a whit. It is a term that...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-12-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

It's a goofy, subjective term. If you can call a hobie a tall ship, then I'm calling the 180 ton, 151ft brigantine I raced years ago a racing yacht.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-11-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

"Tall Ships" really is an open term.. I've certainly seen modern yachts calling themselves "classic yachts," when many folks' definition are about 50+ years old. Same goes for Tall Ships.

Like I...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-11-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

I'm finding this all pretty offensive, but I will address the notoriety question.

1. She's a famous boat, due to being a replica and traditionally designed (tens of thousands of visitors would see...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-11-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Can't say that I have. It has been two years since I lived in MD, and I've bounced between coasts in the previous years. Also, I never sailed on the original Pride (I was born after she went down)...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-11-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

I think a lot of it boils down to being green. The TSC is kind of divided (at least to crew) into a couple categories. There are boats you sail on to get your foot in the door (sometimes as...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-11-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

I have to work and sleep a little! Don't worry, I will try to continue to post and be as honest as I can. Thanks for your kinds words, too.



I am not familiar with Witchcraft or her owner, so I...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-10-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 119,423
Posted By sparklepl3nty
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

I am copying the majority of a post I made on a gCaptain forum, something I have been following re:Bounty since soon after she went down. Clearly I have too much time on my hands to be reading all...
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