Gosh, this sub really dives fast!

November 20, 2007

Blog Guy, you’re always saying to be careful in choosing a career. I just got a brochure inviting me to check out the world of homemade submarines, and I just don’t see the downside.

See, the words homemade and submarine don’t naturally belong together. Kind of like chainsaw and dentistry, or gyrocopter and, well, whatever. I know Colombia just found a “rudimentary” sub built to smuggle tons of cocaine, but that part actually makes the deal even less attractive! Are you following any of this?

Bottom line: If you’re actually enticed by a chance to “Enter the exciting world of drug-smuggling, rudimentary homemade submarines,” then I could use some help in getting this prince’s money out of Nigeria. Here is our story:

Homemade sub in Colombian Navy handout

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There are all kinds of plans for do-it-yourself submarines in the old Popular Mechanics and similar magazines. It seems to me to be about as sensible as do-it-yourself neurosurgery, and just as likely to be successful.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

Fiberglass? Rank amateurs! What were they thinking, straying from duct tape?

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Blow the sub down, bullies. Blow the sub down.
Give them some time to blow the sub down.

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The life of a drug kingpin appears sexy. Multi-million dollar mansions, fashion models, bilging and purging and so much cocaine they can pack it into a tub and dry bathe.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Homemade subs aren’t just for the bad guys. On the west coast (of the US of A) there are over 100 currently operating. Everything from 1 man wet subs; sort of a motorized bubble to large, 100 ft 4 to 6 man beauties. They are good for sight seeing, treasure hunting, as a take-off platform for scuba diving as well as business needs like inspection of underwater cables and ship keels. Besides, they’r just frickin cool. I’m currently working on an 8 ft RC, then on to the next step; a 25 to 35 ft 4 man deep-diver.

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