First off, I am no stranger to work, I have recently had the idea of purchasing a sailing vessel for the purpose of transporting cargo without fossil fuels, I mean why not? It seemed a revolutionary idea to me, come to find out, there are some companies that have already started this idea and seem successful. One company took an old WW2 German ship and converted it into a sailing vessel and are now shipping wine and beer among other products around Europe with plans to build 1800's era schooners to increase their business. My idea which I wanted to throw around is to find a sailing schooner (and I found a few small schooners from 96 feet to 74 feet) and repurpose it. I could figure out or hire someone to figure out a plan in order to strip it of luxury accommodations and in fact build a cargo bay into it. Of course we would leave leave necessary living quarters inside the ship enough for a crew and some passengers to haul around with cargo perhaps. The questions I have however for you experienced ship builders and imaginative folks. What kind of Schooner would I be looking for in order to be able to make a conversion like this. I think the cargo hold/holds should be center of the sip capable of holding at least 20,000 lbs or more. Another Idea would be to replace a diesel with an electric motor for those windless days and setting up solar panels in strategic locations to charge the batteries. Many of you are sickened by my idea and there for no need to comment you can move on and enjoy your day. If anyone out there can help me figure out what kind of ship or schooner I should look for to be strong enough to carry such cargo or what I should look for in a Schooner please let me know. Very much appreciated.