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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 13:45
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Join Date: Jul 2006
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The problem is that museum ships are ruinously expensive, and cost an utter fortune to keep going. Unlike static aircraft, which can be given a lick of paint and very basic maintenance, with a static ship, you need to spend a lot of time and money maintaining the hull to ensure it doesnt spring leaks, and that the ship is still watertight.

Add to that onerous access issues, h&S nightmares and a whole catalogue of interesting flammable or hazardous materials and you realise that ships are complex beasts to look after in retirement.
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