Oh drat, I have never seen a game spoiled in 5 turns like this before.
Who the #^$*(#^$#@@! would raise all the base tech levels, and then not build ships with them ??
Sorry to say, this game is unsalvagable, I'll do damage control, but I guess everyone can breathe easy knowing there won't be any real privateer action. Real shame too, as the location was awesome