Pretty harsh responses to a guy just thinking. I once saw a quintmaran in, I think, Oakland that was about 60 or 70 feet long with multiple decks sporting big domed skylights. No one apparently poo pooed that guys dream. This was about 40 years ago, and unless they developed that parking lot you may be able to go see it today. Around that same time I wanted to be a yacht designer
. I was young and a new homeowner, father and boat owner, and couldn't afford Westlawn, but there was a new cutrate kid on the block, Yacht Design Institute, with several famous designers, including Ted Brewer on staff. My first design, the DS 31 was to be constructed of cold molded wood over a core
with curved Nomex interior surfaces to be integral to the structure. Brewer personally assured me that my hull had merit but my scantlings and materials had no place in the nautical world, particularly Nomex honeycomb, which I had bought a little bit of from the Lockheed Skunkworks scrap pile to play with on the advice of an aerospace engineer
friend. Then I designed a 45 foot sled , they would call it now, using the basic idea of a pointy wind
surfer hull as my inspiration. I was told by Brewer again in a scathing letter that I had no talent for yacht design as he knew it. I quit ordering more chapters lessons at that point. I stillhave some old friends who when they introduce me to their maritime buddies tell them that I designed Open class hulls 20 years before they became common place. Small reward, but I did eventually design and build my 12' nesting sailing dinghy
that rows and motors like a champ. Even Kon Tiki was someone's dream, and proved something whatever that turned out to be, to at least Thor Heyerdahl.