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Old 31-08-2011, 17:27   #16
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Re: You Can Own the 'H.M.S. Bounty' . . . No, Really!

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It has gained a digit since last for sale about 10 years ago!
In this economic climate they're going to need another Noah... managed to float his company while the rest of the world was in liquidation...
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Old 31-08-2011, 17:53   #18
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Re: You Can Own the 'H.M.S. Bounty' . . . No, Really!

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It has gained a digit since last for sale about 10 years ago!
Well, it could be that the reported restoration since then left a hole in someone's pocket. From the sale site:

"Recent Developments: Tall Ship Bounty was restored, initially at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard in 2002, with replacement of 100% of the vessel below the water line including the bottom planking, garboards and 95% of all frames. A new rudder was also fabricated and installed. The work was overseen by the USCG and Bounty’s own naval architect. The boat is constructed of double futtock white oak.

"Subsequently, in Phase Two in Bayou La Battre, Alabama in 2005 all square sails along with all standing rigging of the ship were replaced.

"In the Final Phase in 2006 the Bounty arrived in Boothbay Harbor again to have all ribs on the vessel replaced and new stern post inserted. During this time the vessel was replaced 100% from the waterline up and 100% of frames and bulwarks, as well as the stern gallery, stern post and beak being replaced. An additional Brest Hook was added. Approximately 80,000 pounds of lead through out the bilges was removed and a 65,000 pound keel shoe installed which added an inch and a half of freeboard. A new interior layout was introduced including the great cabin, a new galley, an increase in the number of cabins from six to ten and more storage space. The result of the three phases was to return Bounty to the original glamorous ship that Marlon Brando loved so much.

"All running gear is new, and she has new props (54 x 42) and 3 ˝ shafts. The John Deere engines were new in 2004 with Twin Disc, 6.1:1 gearboxes. Fuel is in 4 steel tanks and is over 4000 gallons in capacity. The ship has two water makers capable of making 1500 gallons each per day, and two 1000 gallon water stainless steel tanks. She has two 35 KW John Deere generators, one is new in 2007 and the other was rebuilt in 2007. She is hauled every year to have her bottom painted."

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Old 31-08-2011, 18:05   #19
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"Recent Developments: Tall Ship Bounty was restored, initially at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard in 2002, with replacement of 100% of the vessel below the water line including the bottom planking, garboards and 95% of all frames. A new rudder was also fabricated and installed. ...
Subsequently, in Phase Two in Bayou La Battre, Alabama in 2005 all square sails along with all standing rigging of the ship were replaced.
In the Final Phase in 2006 the Bounty arrived in Boothbay Harbor again to have all ribs on the vessel replaced and new stern post inserted. During this time the vessel was replaced 100% from the waterline up and 100% of frames and bulwarks, as well as the stern gallery, stern post and beak being replaced"


As the old saying goes - "This is my grandfather's hammer. My father replaced the handle, and I replaced the head, but it's still my grandfather's hammer..."

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I think there will be more volunteers to be one of the crew that get to spend all their time with Polynesian girls...

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Re: You Can Own the 'H.M.S. Bounty' . . . No, Really!

So its not the original Bounty
Not even the replica Bounty now its been 99% rebuilt/replaced.

And before you sign on fellas, remember, most of the crew had the pox, syphilis, and Gawd knows -(ha, Gawd knows everything, thats why hes called Gord) how many other nasties, so if its nostalgia your after, careful what you wish for.
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I used to go see it with my dad when I was a kid & it was in St. Petersburg. Pretty freaking cool. I should have known way back then what it was I was born to do.
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So its not the original Bounty
Not even the replica Bounty now its been 99% rebuilt/replaced.
It was just a movie prop. I don't think it was even built to last. "Bounty II was scheduled to be burned at the end of the film, "

So think of a 1962 boat of any type built to last one year. And you wanna buy it 50 years later?


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yikes. Well a little S&M maybe, hmmmmmm.
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It was just a movie prop. I don't think it was even built to last. "Bounty II was scheduled to be burned at the end of the film, "

So think of a 1962 boat of any type built to last one year. And you wanna buy it 50 years later?
Fletcher, you have got it wrong. We dont buy it to sail, just to moor at party towns and invite the ladies on board
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