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    Re: The Bounty - 20-20 hindsight
    From: Bruce J. Pennino
    Date: 2012 Nov 16, 18:37 -0500
    I'm only a small boat sailor, but I follow large storms closely. Once it became clear that Sandy was turning to the west in the vicinity of NJ, and Bounty could not go upstream at Mystic.  I would go east/north maybe even as far as Buzzards Bay...... had to be some small more protected  place to pull in, or run the Bounty up on a  sandy beach.  I would never head into deep water  toward the storm. Waves too big, storm track could still vary somewhat from predicted, too many things can go wrong. The erosion on the outer beaches of Cape Cod was quite severe in places.
    But, I've done some CFD (computational fluid dynamics) over the years and I understand the calibration (and limits) of these math models.  Maybe I have more confidence in  the tracking  models than I should.

    ----- Original Message -----
    Sent: Friday, November 16, 2012 9:55 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: The Bounty - 20-20 hindsight

    I would chase the hurricane. I would head south, trying to intercept its track, get as close to the eye as I can and stay in the south east quadrant. Of course, when it stops, I would stop, allways staying behind the eye. Never get in front of it.  This way, I would get a good ride out of the hurricane.
    That's what I would do - if I were the captain of the Bounty.
    Herbert Prinz
    De mortuis nihil nisi bonum
    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: [NavList] The Bounty - 20-20 hindsight
    From: Geoffrey Kolbe <geoffreykolbe@compuserve.com>
    Date: Fri, November 16, 2012 12:23 am
    To: NavList@fer3.com

    It is Tuesday 25th October and you are the captain of the Bounty,
    presently docked in New London, Connecticut.

    Hurricane Sandy is coming in.

    What is your best course of action for the best safety of the ship,
    and (of course) her crew?


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