Re: ode to Popular Mechanics

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Tue Feb 06 2001 - 00:07:56 MST

Michael Lorrey wrote:
> Sorry, the excessive surface area of subs versus ships precludes fuel
> savings. Surface ships will always go faster for a given amount of fuel.

In good weather. If seas start getting generally stormy, or if the
Global Warming crew has got it backwards, there might still be a venue
for cargo subs. But the other thing is, they're plain hard to maintain,
even ones that only go 60 meters deep... You're not wrong, I'm just
thinking at the edges.

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