Beckles, interesting insight. I know personally that the design of the hulls has always held my curiosity. I am a huge Outerlimits fan (who wouldn't be), but honestly, their outrageous speeds seem to have nothing to do with radical hull designs - just massive Sterling power. Without a doubt, I can also certainly believe that the "experts" computer and engineering genious can be way off. I currently work in construction and can't even start to count the number of times that our field superintendents or myself catch rediculous stuff that our engineers deem necessary to the job. It does seem though, that for all the jackasses out there, there is also someone who really knows their sh$@ and could design some radical (usefull) hulls.