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AugustFalcon

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Chapter 1

In describing the ships you seem to jump back and forth between physical unit systems using both meters and tons for example. If you are going to be using meters then one should use kilograms for the unit of mass. If tons then you feet for the unit of length. 
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BrotherofCats

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Sorry, but there are metric tons of 1,000 kilograms, or 2,205 pounds. That is what is meant by ton. Using kilograms for massive vessels is too unwieldy a unit of measure.
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AugustFalcon

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Great! So, how about calling them "metric tons" to remove any feelings of inconsistency.
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babou

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> how about calling them "metric tons"
That would not be natural for people using the metric system.  I think internal consistency of the story has precedence. (but I have not started reading yet).
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