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Sand Sandy, why you so angry?

Posted Nov 3, '12 at 8:48am

partydevil

partydevil

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A: At sea, storms can easily come from nowhere

at OPEN sea you close your sails when it starts to storm.
closer the the coast storms do not come from nowhere.
we saw sandy coming for a week. they had all the time to get off sea.

B: Tall ships are incapable of harnessing any great speed without good winds,

a storm is not good winds. as you said yourself it rips open the sails.

not to mention the Bounty was sailing near America's east coast, when her port of call was back in England.

they knew sandy was coming. they toke the risk to set sail and try to get away from it befor it hitted. their own choise that is not recomended by the books. when a storm is incoming you do net set sail. you get that in the 1st year of sea school. (ive done the school when i was young. i know what i talk about here)

Also, you seem to have neglected the fact that you completely ignored the deaths of Sandy. Why is this?

well i'm not following all the news all the time. i'm traveling allot for my work and this has slipped past me. i only spoke whit a friend of my in NY and he sended me some video's he made. beside that i havn't seen anything of it. only some little things.
it was a genuine question and nothing in that post points at me ignoring it.
 

Posted Nov 3, '12 at 11:01am

Masterforger

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The Bounty was sunk by a huge wave, furling sails would have done nothing except stop them. Not to mention, as a tall ship the Bounty carries at least nine sails al together, not counting any spritsails. She had a crew of 16, two of which would be needed at all times on deck. So, you have fourteen people to reef nine huge sails, highly time-consuming.
But, as I said, she was sunk by a huge wave that engulfed her.

a storm is not good winds. as you said yourself it rips open the sails.

I did not say that the storm was a source of good winds, I said such ships run fast in good winds.

How about I show you what happened to the beautiful Bounty?
https://static.culturemap.com/site_media/uploads/photos/2012-10-31/HMS_Bounty_sinks_ship_October_2012.800w_600h.jpg

Pointing out the fact that you said that the news "slipped past" you, why did you not bother to look up the hurricane? The wonder of the internet could put twenty videos regarding the storm at your fingertips. Just a question, of course.
 

Posted Nov 3, '12 at 11:13am

partydevil

partydevil

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But, as I said, she was sunk by a huge wave that engulfed her.

now that is different from pushed over by the wind. it turns around the case 180 degree.
what probably has happend is that they were unable to keep the ship against the waves. meaning the ship is parallel whit the wave. it's 1 of the most dangerous situations whit a high risk to capsize. this can happen. no one is to be blamed really.

why did you not bother to look up the hurricane? The wonder of the internet could put twenty videos regarding the storm at your fingertips. Just a question, of course.

ive done so now. but not back then when i wrote it.
tbh, after what i heard of my friend. i wasn't really interested about it.
as he putted it "just a heavy storm"
 

Posted Nov 3, '12 at 11:18am

Masterforger

Masterforger

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ive done so now. but not back then when i wrote it.
tbh, after what i heard of my friend. i wasn't really interested about it.
as he putted it "just a heavy storm"

Ahh, no wonder. No harm then!

Anyway, on topic, anyone think this is do to Climate Change? I bet the Republicans are blaming the Devil or the like, but I wanna see what you smart people think.
 

Posted Nov 5, '12 at 8:51pm

Jerrbear65

Jerrbear65

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I saw a picture that Hurricane sandy lifted a car rear end onto a mail box...

 

Posted Nov 5, '12 at 9:11pm

thepunisher93

thepunisher93

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ive done so now. but not back then when i wrote it.
tbh, after what i heard of my friend. i wasn't really interested about it.
as he putted it "just a heavy storm"

Reminds me of the movie "The perfecr storm"
espacially the scenes where they struggle to keep their boat perpendicular to the waves.
 

Posted Nov 5, '12 at 11:31pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

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Reminds me of the movie "The perfecr storm"


The movie was based off a non-fiction book about the 1991
Perfect Storm. From what I overheard my uncle knew the actual captain who went through that storm.

Anyway Sandy was worse then that storm.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Perfect_Storm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Sandy
 

Posted Nov 8, '12 at 6:16am

grrlandoct

grrlandoct

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It's a heartbreaking situation. I wish I could go there and help out in any way I can.

I also wanted to mention to people that they SHOULDN'T donate to the American Red Cross. Choose a different charity focusing on Hurricane Sandy victims.

The American Red Cross already has a poisonous reputation of skimming donation money for disasters and doing who-knows-what with it. Example: $255 million dollars was raised for the earthquake in Haiti. The American Red Cross only forked over $80 million of it. The same thing happened in 9/11 and an earthquake that struck San Francisco in the 80's.




 
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