[ . . . catching up on backlog after EXTRO4 . . . ]
In a message dated 99-08-04 17:30:58 EDT, email@example.com (Upgrade!) wrote:
> Also check out <http://www.buildfreedom.com/eco2.htm>. Latest reports
> I've received indicate a reasonable probability that this project will
I'm still fairly skeptical of this project. Comparing the size of this vessel to MAJOR marine construction projects I've been involved with, it seems like this construction would cost AT LEAST a billion dollars. It would be THE shipbuilding project of the decade, at least. I don't see the names of any of the major shipbuilding firms being advertised as associated with the project. (Of course, Daewoo and Hyundai might offer cut-rate prices these days, but you're still looking at high nine figures to get this thing launched.) And this doesn't address the basic design issues I've mentioned before: It seems like a multi-hull design would be right for a vessel of this size, rather than the "big canoe" layout that's depicted at the website . . .
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