Why wasn’t there a mutiny on the Bounty?

David Ryan

David Ryan is a boat builder and USCG licensed master captain. He is the owner of Sailing Montauk and skipper of Montauk''s charter sailing catamaran MON TIKI You can follow him on Twitter @CaptDavidRyan

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6 Responses

  1. Nob Akimoto says:

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  2. Lyle says:

    Actually the attitude expressed is made explicitly clear in general aviation, if it does not feel right don’t go. This definitely includes weather and for an visual flight rules pilot (clear of clouds) staying out of them. Note that a vfr pilot in clouds may have 30 seconds to live only.
    Now if the marine industry adopted the checklist mentality that aviation adopted after the DC 3 which was so complex that a checklist was needed safety would be improved as things would not be forgotten. It seems that lessons from aviation (where things happen faster) would benefit the marine realm.Report

  3. North says:

    Terrible and distressing news about Bounty.Report

  4. Pat Cahalan says:

    Kitty’s cousin Dave Hahn has a similar sort of attitude about climbing (he’s a mountain guide).

    Anybody can climb, provided that they put in the work to get adjusted to the altitude. The question is, can you recognize when your body is telling you “We need to stop now and go back down”, or do you get obsessed with the summit?

    Many people who get obsessed with the summit die, if they climb long enough.Report

  5. Tom Van Dyke says:

    Well writ, David. I think of Vic Morrow. “They” know what they’re doing. What could possibly go wrong?Report

    • David Ryan in reply to Tom Van Dyke says:

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