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Old 02-12-2014, 07:18 AM
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She went down when the captain decided to sail her into Hurricane Sandy. She made a visit to our local harbor and I was in the channel the morning she came in which was really pretty neat. Our local paper has a story about the NTSB report on her sinking;

http://www.newburyportnews.com/local.../?state=taberU
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:40 AM
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An incredible waste of life and ship. Captain was nuts to sail out purposely into Hurricane Sandy. He paid the price, unfortunately so did one of his crew.
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I just tried it and it seemed ok?

Here's another:

http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x1.../?state=taberU
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Yo Ho Yo Ho, a death wish life for me.

Dumb ass captain right there. Look at me, I fear no storm and chase hurricanes... derp derp derp.
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And wasnt the other casualty his wife/ gf...?
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Truly sad and misguided, but who among you would willingly head out into bad weather with piss poor bilge pumps and a leaking hull?
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It is all to familiar and very sad. In my reading of the report the take away for me was that leaving port was just one of many things in the chain of events that ended with her sinking.

1. Poor condition boat
2. Crew not properly trained
3. Spare fuel filters ended up being incorrect part

In my late teens and early 20s I bummed around on sailboats and can see how this happens.
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Originally Posted by NorthShore44 View Post
Truly sad and misguided, but who among you would willingly head out into bad weather with piss poor bilge pumps and a leaking hull?
Yeah, it didn't work out for a 65 Viking with ox66's either.
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Some people like to constantly give Death & high risk the constant finger.

Eventually Death says. " You are mine smart arse.".

As usual, they like to bully others in to ther death trips.
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I think taking large ships out to sea in a storm is one of the options to help the vessel survive. Being anchored in a bay somewhere could be more dangerous than being out at sea.
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I read the summary when Soundings did an article on it. One thing that struck me was the the woman who died in the sinking was a direct descendant of Fletcher Christian. Freaky that...
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:26 PM
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My attitude is. SCREW THE VESSEL !!

DO NOT PUT ANY OF THE CREW AT ANY RISK !!

Boats are replaceable..............People are not...........Ship owners have it backwatds.
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I don't think being 123 miles offshore in a hurricane in a poorly maintained ship with bad bilge pumps is a good option.
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Originally Posted by andrey View Post
I think taking large ships out to sea in a storm is one of the options to help the vessel survive. Being anchored in a bay somewhere could be more dangerous than being out at sea.
Yeah, to the boat. But boats can be replaced.

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Risk taker and an embarrassment. But his crew continue to "support" his decision to goto sea. They were brainwashed.
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Originally Posted by andrey View Post
I think taking large ships out to sea in a storm is one of the options to help the vessel survive. Being anchored in a bay somewhere could be more dangerous than being out at sea.
Capt. Robin Walbridge's argument for going to sea. He was proven incorrect in this case.
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Originally Posted by Special K III View Post
Risk taker and an embarrassment. But his crew continue to "support" his decision to goto sea. They were brainwashed.
After reading all of the reports I have thought that this was an appropriate opportunity for the 2nd mutiny on the Bounty. All indications were that she should not have been taken out when they had the opportunity to head into the Chessy. I seriously doubt that the crew was 100% on board with the decision, but he was the captain, and as such was empowered to decide.
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Originally Posted by trout25red View Post
Yo Ho Yo Ho, a death wish life for me.

Dumb ass captain right there. Look at me, I fear no storm and chase hurricanes... derp derp derp.
Nothing wrong with that except when he assumed the crew did to.
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Nothing wrong with that except when he assumed the crew did to.
I see plenty wrong with taking an old pirate ship in need of repair out to chase hurricanes. We don't know if he assumed it, demanded it, or held a crew vote. Maybe they were brainwashed like the Whale Wars crew.
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