.... nobody wants to look at Thor Heyerdal... Kon-Tiki... 4300 miles... 1947... Balsa construction... Same shit that made those rubber band airplanes you used to play with... Let him go and send SA's keel-less posterboy to rescue him... Entertaining for sure....
Not a fair analogy at all.
If HR had just lashed a huge pile of HomeDespot building materials together and announced an intent to see if it would float him to the Islands and Points Beyond, we'd all think he was nuts and forget him in 2 days. The thing would float and probably outlast him.
Heyerdahl did not make a floating condo out of this stuff and call it a yacht -