I looked at the map: Blake's Sea stretched out for miles, and it was far from clear that my aircraft had the range to make it across. Still, when Mr. O'Toole said that the Fleet of Wrath Exiles had a new home in Roatan, I thought I should attempt the journey.
The craft was panting a little, and the fuel gauge stuck on "E," when I made it across the sea. There it was: Port Merrimac, with two ironclads in port!
Several members of the fleet were still putting the finishing touches on the port - plywood was everywhere! - so I did not linger. I refueled at the ZATZai airstrip and made the return journey
One of my pet peeves about the grid in general, and Nautilus/Blake's Sea/the USS sims is no exception, is that there are few places to rez an object. No one likes litter cluttering the landscape and eating prims, but it would be nice to be able to rez an airship, or boat, or donkey-pulled cart without having to hunt for some kind soul who left build permissions on. Perhaps a convention could be that, say, the northwest corner of a sim allows rezzing objects, with a relatively quick autoreturn.
Otherwise, one day I'll be sending out an SOS from an uncharted spot in the ocean, having misjudged the headwinds and run out of fuel...