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I think the concept also works with displaced water, those hydrophobic surfaces create air containers that make the whole thing lighter.

But why so complicated? A 10cm metal hull seems much safer than a 5mm opening with hydrophobic coating.

Also with a chamber system ship's can be made pretty robust and almost unsinkable.

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