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Search: Posts Made By: Capt.Mhack
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2013
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Posted By Capt.Mhack
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Valid point, but the engineer doesn't have to stay inside of the nuclear power plant all the time.. I think if that was a requirement Chernobyl engineers might have designed few thing differently..
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

You see you can have all regulations you wan't but you can't get rid of stupidity just look at the Costa Concordia.. it was not a private yacht he still managed to sink it..

I think that's the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Perfect, now everyone can see for themselves what...

Perfect, now everyone can see for themselves what exactly was said!



I don't think we are far apart on this. My point that hr made it seem like he had a plan in reality for some reason he just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

They sail at 11 kts in a hurricane.

Also testified they were getting weather faxes every hour.. seems like they completely ignored them.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

No it was not inspected and registered as a private yacht.
They even subverted the tonnage rules to get (less) 250GT certification to avoid some of the rules.

CG also assumed the crew was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2013
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Posted By Capt.Mhack
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Good questions..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Maybe suicide was not a correct term here, "Self inflicted homicide" perhaps..

Was there a chance to survive a hurricane? Yes it was, that doesn't mean it was a good idea to go. It was a bad idea...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
It's not me, I'm basing it on one of the deckhand...

It's not me, I'm basing it on one of the deckhand testimony, CG asked him twice if he was saying he reported above normal water level/ electric pumps not keeping up on Thursday before they set...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Well based on the testimony some said it was...

Well based on the testimony some said it was known that Bounty has a bad reputation.

It was known by the officers and the captain the pumps not 1 out of 5 didn't work as expected.

These 2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

My point is - we should be hard on this guy, and we should be hard on ourselfs, don't gamble with the sea, respect it! Be a professional.

I was just doing a yacht delivery on Sunday, it was "Small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Yes I watched every day.

They pinned CM today on why he was describing Captain as being this "every meeting a teaching experience" while in reality, the only fact they have that the most important...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

I would have picked up a SatPhone and called CG.. in what reality a sail in a leaking ship to a center of CatII with inop bilge system is a remotely ok proposition??

He is directly responsible for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Honestly would you sit idly by even if you were a passanger on Bounty and just watched how the ship sailed in to Cat II? I know I wouldn't..

I wish it would turn out like you hope, I hope so too,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

This is why they say first impression and gut feel usually are right.
But I couldn't even imagine in my worst nightmare what reality was..

The captain had a one on one with chief mate where CM...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Yes today puts an end to all of this.

First mate today seemed to be more truthful then before, and even trown the Captain under the bus, as on the first day he was saying he doesn't see a problem...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Today one of the deckhands testified that captain...

Today one of the deckhands testified that captain gave 30 minutes to decide if they want to go or not.
Also he didn't show any weather faxes or anything to describe the size of it, the name or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2013
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Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Thats how it was done for 200 years.. They don't...

Thats how it was done for 200 years.. They don't need to get it from bilge to deck, water was almost on the deck already.. Also they were pumping by compartment, NTSB was asking them if there was any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Don't mean to get in to your guys argument but I...

Don't mean to get in to your guys argument but I have to object here.

I watched the testimony and the "chasing hurricanes" was not debunked other than few crew members trying to imply it was a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Pretty much sums it up: "Here is what Matt...

Pretty much sums it up:

"Here is what Matt Sanders, Bounty’s second mate, testified to Commander Carroll of the Coast Guard concerning the bilge pumps today.

Carroll: “The hydraulic pumps – ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
They didn't have emergency gens. They had 2...

They didn't have emergency gens.
They had 2 generators they used for 208V pumps all the time. One at a time.
During the last trip water level submerged both generators and they "lost power and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
They had one generator rebuilt and set aside,...

They had one generator rebuilt and set aside, they were using the second one.

All of them describe when generators quit the "lost power and pumps" so I assume there was no way to run pumps on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Honestly it is just beyond incompetence. As I...

Honestly it is just beyond incompetence.
As I was hearing "engineer" who had NO idea what engine horsepower rating was.. Or what fuel consumption was..

Surveyor designed a pump system that was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Well, it looks like electric were primary. ...

Well, it looks like electric were primary.

Hydraulic were secondary.

The problem with them is the way the designer/surveyor friend of the captain installed them.

One was hardwired to the 2"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Well the only had 2 electrical pumps 150 (max)...

Well the only had 2 electrical pumps 150 (max) each, they could have used 5 manual gusher 30 to have 150 gpm extra.. Looks like 16 people on board only 1-2 dealing with pumps..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2013
Replies: 1,949
Views: 109,494
Posted By Capt.Mhack
Jessica just said she was in a great cabin when...

Jessica just said she was in a great cabin when 1st mate came to the captain and told him to call CG.. Captain said no. This is if I understood correctly was the time they lost power and pumps.
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