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Old 29-10-2012, 18:35   #1
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HMS Bounty replica sinks in Sandy

The 180 foot replica of the HMS Bounty sank 90 miles off the North Carolina coast this morning.
It appears that the vessel left New London, CT Oct 25 heading south to Florida. 14 crew members were rescued from liferafts, one body was recovered and Captain Robin Walbridge is still missing.

Although I'm generally opposed to armchair quarterbacking, leaving New London to head south into a known hurricane seems a bit unusual. North, yes but south???

My heart goes out to the families of the missing crew and our thanks to the USCG for another high risk rescue.
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Re: HMS Bounty replica sinks in Sandy

I agree. Optimism is an Australian disorder too--often precluding simple common sense. What a terrible price to pay--whatever were they thinking? How will the vessel ever be recovered or replaced? My sympathies to the families of the missing sailors.
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Re: HMS Bounty replica sinks in Sandy

Merged Threads: HMS Bounty - Page 26 - Cruisers & Sailing Forums

Lots of armchair captaining available
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Lots of armchair captaining available
Damn straight. I just want to know why?
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According to the captain's own words, in an august 2012 interview, he likes to chase hurricanes.

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Out of context quote. Why is about multiple circumstance and choices. Having screwed the pooch pretty good it is good to look at how and what puts value in my decisions.
My boat is not perfect but... It's good enough so I leave the dock. That's a choice. I had inexperienced crew and they wrapped a pot. The pot pulled the shaft into the rudder. Nightmare . I chose to be there with those risks. I screwed up and let that happen.
The discussion for me is about real expectations and being true about the risks, outcome and life.
Not about beating down anyone but more how dies this apply to me when I make a choice.
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Re: HMS Bounty replica sinks in Sandy

Just heard on a radio talk show yesterday that the body of the women recovered was...and this is eerie, the great, great, great, great (I may have missed a great or two) grand daughter of Fletcher Christian. Go figure...

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