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post #566 of Old 11-11-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
The ship reported gaining 2 feet per hour on a 120 foot hull, 30 feet wide x2 feet...... That's 50,000 gallons per hour.

That's a vast amount of h2o
..and you can shift a vast amount of water with a 2-man mechanical lift pump. Sure, it's hard work and you'd only want to do it in an emergency, but that seems to be the situation they found themselves in.

I'm sure you've heard that "the best bilge pump in the world is a frightened crewman with a bucket". Think of this as the mechanical equivalent.

A bad day on a boat beats a good day in the office
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