Anyone considering doing the whole VolksCruiser gig really needs to bookmark Atom Voyages and read it on a regular basis.
I've lost track of the number of clever and (dare I say it?) cunning ideas and projects I've found there that made all kinds of sense. Which, as you may have discovered, is something of a rarity these days.
As it happens, James Baldwin also has a pretty excellent book which most of you really should get your hands on....