I actually feel similar about the project. I am not qualified to be able to judge on the design, but I know water and specially sea is a very harsh environment to build and maintain things in... Was simply surprised to see FreeCAD and Blender in the videojmaustpc wrote:good design is making things as simple as possible....not as complex. Moving components should rotate where possible not oscillate.
Imagine what this thing would look like after a few weeks in the sea! The marine life would make it dysfunctional. You would have to paint it with the most toxic anti-fouling paint. Some of that depends on the particular ocean. Tropical waters around most of Australia make a boat unusable within a year due to marine life on the hull, without sophisticated anti fouling paint. The best anti fouling paint is illegal because it is highly toxic...it was still legal on full size ships at one time, may still be, because it was seen as impractical to pull a full size ship out of the water every year to clean and repaint the hull. Private yachts and the like, in waters near Sydney are pulled out of the water annually for a hull clean and new anti-fouling paint.
I think its either a deliberate scam or a unqualified, naive dreamer.