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Old 29-10-2012, 07:20   #16
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re: Merged Threads: HMS Bounty

Here she is in St. Augustine last May.
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Old 29-10-2012, 07:20   #17
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re: Merged Threads: HMS Bounty

they did a replanking 2 years ago-and a big refit in 2008, after which she has been in almost constant cruising mode.
she sails often and far, and has been in europe and sailed north sea.
i think she is not with sprung planks.
i think the brave crew who were sailed into the heart of the storm did a very good job.
they were sailing to a schedule, and 4- 5 days ago they broadcast a spot-type track message showing their path leading into the heart of sandy.
i am sure the captain would not have declared his crew to abandon ship had there not been a good reason having to do with crew safety.
but, then i wonder about his course into the heart of the beast storm-this article states he was trying to go around it....
the bbc news article stated bounty is floating nicely. perhaps the salvors will be kind with the dispo of this boat when found.

neither article mentions the boat as sinking as they left her--one states she was floating nicely a sthey left--let us hope she is afloat at the end of this mayhem...appears this is story number one, as they were in process of abandonment of ship...
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they are a brave crew.
I reserve the word "brave" for people who know the dangers, but risk them anyway because of their sense of duty, or because they are trying to do the right thing. The Bounty set sail because they had a schedule to keep. I don't call that "brave."
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Old 29-10-2012, 07:34   #19
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re: Merged Threads: HMS Bounty

according to the article:
The ship sank several hours after the evacuation.

So I guess she's gone
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Old 29-10-2012, 07:47   #20
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re: Merged Threads: HMS Bounty

[QUOTE=ozskipper;1070995]OH My .. OH My... click the image on the link. There is video attached. Have listen to the weather man -obviously not a sailor or a historian. Its hilarious. Apparently bounty is "small Schooner". /QUOTE]

A schooner is any sailing vessel with "2 or more masts, where the forward-most mast is shorter than the mast(s) aft" Here is a photo of the only 7 masted schooner built.

But more interesting in the link is the written text where a crew-member phoned her parent and tell them that she loved them "just in case something happens" - - which makes me think that the crew person was not happy about venturing out into a known hurricane's path.

Which brings up the subject of whether you make a personal decision to "not go" based on your own judgement or simply following the others who may or may not be concerned about their safety.

As others have posted, basing your "go-no go" safety decisions on trying to "make a schedule" is a almost certain way to invite disaster.
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Old 29-10-2012, 07:56   #21
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re: Merged Threads: HMS Bounty

the captain was that crew members daddy, per bbc news...
the track of bounty was headed directly into damsandy's heart....storm was so huge he couldnt have found other side--1600 mile diameter is hugeous.
sad sad loss..was a good ship with a heart and soul.
was awesome to sit inside her hull and listen to her.

she was sooo tiny!!! but not next to my rowing walker bay when i sent a message in a bottle to a crew who was a friend.then she was HUGE...
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re: Merged Threads: HMS Bounty

Hmm. Did anyone else notice there was a crew mwember named Christian on board? I sense a mutiny
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i think the only mutinous member was sandy
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True Brad true. Most timber boats of her design do take on water. perhaps it was more than they could shift. But that ship is designed to take on a lot more than Sandy- which is big, but not overly powerful at a mere cat 1.
A mere cat.1??? This storm is bigger than the continent you are writing from!
You are incorrect in stating that the boat was built to take a lot more; the boat was built to be a movie set. Everything is shut down here in the US East coast including the federal government but apparently you would not be daunted by sailing a square rigged move set into one of biggest weather systems to hit the N. Allantic ever.Please google why Cape Hatteras is called the graveyard of the Alantic.
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The fact that the captain put to sea in the face of an oncoming hurricane is pretty to close to criminal negligence. I don't want to hear that a ship is safer at sea than at the dock - the ship may be safer, though apparently not in this case, but the crew is always saver ashore!
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re: Merged Threads: HMS Bounty

I think they just took down the official bounty web site. I was there a few minutes ago, now I get 403 permission denied.

As usual confusion reigns.
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NEVER! Try and sail to a schedule!
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Re: HMS Bounty abandoned in Hurricane Sandy

crew didnt make the orders but followed--is brave to follow orders into a hellstorm and trying to find way around--captain made bad decision, but that doesnt mean crew wasnt brave to follow orders as per job description. mutiny didnt happen.
crew didnt make the orders, captain did--is a difference-- crew was brave.
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re: Merged Threads: HMS Bounty

BAck when I took my Yachtmaster, I was told repeatedly: Never, ever, sail out if there is a hurricane. Never, ever.

If you get caught in one, turn and sail like hell and get out of its way.

The best way to avoid having to sail in a hurricane is to never sail out when one is approaching
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they were sailing to st pete's on a schedule
I really hope that isn't true, it seems hard to believe.
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