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    First of all, if you expect seasteading to be a walk in the park, i think you will end up desillusioned

    What gave you that impression? I just stated that I expect to have to escape a fire through a porthole into the sea. Hardly a walk in the park IMHO.

    Granted, your alternative of being burned to a crisp is even less of a walk in the park…

    I don´t know if the Saale was made of wood or steel but that doesn´t really matter. All the crap you have inside (furniture, equipment etc) is what burns and produces smoke in a fire.

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    The house im in right now has no sprinklers, nor alarm system, is full of wood, three high, with only one narrow staircase going down. A fairly typical situation.

    Im not saying we should disregard safety, but we should keep the big picture in mind. I doubt making holes in your hull adds more safety than it takes away.

    There is a lot of things that can be done, like keeping fuel storage outside the main hull, and a well-sprinkeled ladder in the elevator shaft.

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    Three floors without a fire escape seems rather unusual to me. Personally I´m no big fan of mandatory building codes but that doesn´t mean you have to disregard all safety. Are you sure your building complies with the relevant regulations, if any? I´m in Sweden by the way, perhaps it´s just our regulations that are extra draconian…

    Well, if portholes on ships in general are openable, and the regulations say they should be, that would indicate that the consensus is that this is the safer way to go, on balance.

    Even if you flood an entire floor through an open window that shouldn´t spell disaster. There should be bulkheads and waterproof doors between floors, right? And before it comes to this you should have some time to close the port. You could have alarms that go off when there is water on the floor, you could have centrally mounted indicators for open ports, you could have the portholes only openable as an emergency exit, with an alarm that goes off throughout the steastead when opened. Etc.

    And in general, having them openable gives you more options. Yes, in some respects it increases the risks. But in other it decreases them. All things equal I´d rather go with the way that gives me more choices when the shit hits the fan, because it will, eventually.

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