After about a week the person dropped off the end of the earth and I never heard from him again. I figured he was just on vacation or something so I continued amassing balsa for hulls which is cheap anyway. As I was working my old job and building models on the night shift I lost track of it. Nevertheless, I have enough balsa, PE and rods/tubes to churn out a decent Exe. And my 350th Hood DOES need an escort, so... "As sunk" is always depressing so I may go for a River Plate or Empire Cruise scheme.