You could be on to something here Brad.
Aha! I was just about to ask YC not to round up the villagers and their pitchforks just yet. I need a good head start. So, while I'm noncommitedly wandering to a good head start distance...I'm picturing an exterior like Icedragonmix's hull, with the interior of Robin's Chesnut. Or the exterior of Oldie's hull with the interior of Red's Tremblay. I know this sounds like Dr. Frankenstein stuff, and hey, I'm just being an Igor here, but it sounds intriguing. No? I wouldn't want to actually repair one of these, much less try to build one.
Okay, can you hear me from this distance? Now you can all start chasing me. Ready, set. Go!