I know that 20KUTS is fiction. And I know that Verne was wrong in many ways not only about how his sub should work but also in his marine biology --- not as wrong as "saute of unborn octopus"!
(And who got the lucky job of milking a sperm whale?)
My intention is to build a model as close to the literary description as I can while still embodying a viable sub. Sort of "If Verne had actually seen a working NAUTILUS
, what would he have seen?" It's a project that has been in the back of my mind for thirty-five years --- ever since I first read the novel.
One day, if I can get a pile of money together, I would like to build my NAUTILUS
as a 72nd scale working model. Like Greg Sharpe's: http://www.deepseadesigns.net/nautilus.html