Originally Posted by Skipjack585
41 million for the refit? Sounds like the $150.00 hammer and the $200 toilet seat rises again.
I don't know,, if you think about it,, look at what people want for RC subs, The only production RC sub is the Neptune and they aren't cheap. but when you have three people's lives at stake being 16,000 feet deep, (have no clue as to what pressure that would be) I would think that 41 mill is believable. Plus there is only one Alvin in the whole world and every piece and part must be custom made for that only Alvin and it is almost comparable to space travel. It is as dangerous Heaven forbid that hull gave way to that pressure, it would be like the space station loosing it's seal. how much would a space craft the size of the Alvin cost? built by NASA? but yeah you're right ,, a lot of money for sure.