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  • #1718
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    pie_in_the_sky
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    Hi all.

    I think it may be helpful for TSI to own a small plot of land on the coast of a ‘safe’ body of water, for demoing technologies and for having friendship building weekend getaways. The authorities may even give TSI some leeway when it comes to a floating installation of it is an owner of nearby land.

    Land next to the Salton Sea is:

    1. cheap, even down to $1500: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/Thermal-Ave-Salton-Sea-Beach-CA-92274/2125137580_zpid/
    2. weekend drive from Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside and Phoenix

    I was reviewing some of the amazing ideas that people have for building floating vessels. I’m not quite sure why the process hasn’t begun. Is it because there is no money? (Don’t forget TSI can probably get labor for free, with volunteers) Is it because there is no safe ‘demo area’? A quiet (shark free!) part of the Salton Sea would be useful for that.

    Would buying a plot on land on the Salton Sea expedite TSI plans in anyway?

    #16582
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    OCEANOPOLIS
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    To own a boat of some sort, lol.

    #16605
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    SimianAngel
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    “The Salton Sea currently has a salinity exceeding 4.0% w/v (saltier than seawater) and many species of fish are no longer able to survive. It is believed that once the salinity surpasses 4.4% w/v, only the tilapia will survive. Fertilizer runoffs combined with the increasing salinity have resulted in large algal blooms and elevated bacteria levels.”

    -from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salton_sea#Environmental_decline.

    Hmmm, I could grow algea there. Maybe harvest salt and other dissolved minerals. I don’t see much tourist revenue coming from a venture in that place. I could be wrong about that too, though.

    left my wallet on Enceladus.

    #16606
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    pie_in_the_sky
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    SimianAngel wrote:

    Hmmm, I could grow algea there. Maybe harvest salt and other dissolved minerals. I don’t see much tourist revenue coming from a venture in that place. I could be wrong about that too, though.

    It would really just be a trial area. I’m not sure testing large designs in the ocean would be a safe method of trying out new ideas.

    Do you live in Sothern California as well?

    #16609
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    Here at the sea we have great potential. For instance, this January 13-15 we have a major boating event returning, the Salton Sea Speedweek which will be a kilo event AND an offshore race. This event returns to the Salton Sea State Recreation Area at North Shore. This Monday, November 28th State Assemblyman Manuel Perez will be hosting the CA Sub-committee on Resources & Management regarding Salton Sea restoration. Participants will include many sea stakeholders including the Department of Water Resources, CA Natural Resources Agency, Imperial and Riverside County Board of Superviosrs, Dept, Fish & Game, and both county water districts. Local residents will also be participating.

    #16623
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    pie_in_the_sky
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    Here at the sea we have great potential. For instance, this January 13-15 we have a major boating event returning, the Salton Sea Speedweek which will be a kilo event AND an offshore race. This event returns to the Salton Sea State Recreation Area at North Shore. This Monday, November 28th State Assemblyman Manuel Perez will be hosting the CA Sub-committee on Resources & Management regarding Salton Sea restoration. Participants will include many sea stakeholders including the Department of Water Resources, CA Natural Resources Agency, Imperial and Riverside County Board of Superviosrs, Dept, Fish & Game, and both county water districts. Local residents will also be participating.

    First of all, let me say I am a newcomer to TSI, so I speak only for myself.

    Secondly, let me ask a question, please. What do you think would be the local opinion of a floating village a half mile from the shore of the Salton Sea? Would government crack down on this? Who would be the person to ask, Assemblyman Perez?

    #16680
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    pie_in_the_sky
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    Another thought. Complete villages could be assembled and tested in the Salton Sea, then (hopefully) could be transported due south and launched into the Gulf of California (GoC). The GoC is sheltered from most of the severe waves of the Pacific Ocean, so I’d imagine it would be a good intermediate area (between the Salton Sea and the Pacific Ocean). There are also some interesting islands in the GoC that a floating village could be close to.

    #16682
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    Float out something in San Diego Bay or Mission Bay,….or, even better, in the Florida Keys.

    #16708
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    elspru
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    Another thought. Complete villages could be assembled and tested in the Salton Sea, then (hopefully) could be transported due south and launched into the Gulf of California (GoC).

    Considering there is no canal and most houses are too wide for highway lanes, that seems unlikely.

    Though you could reuse whatever is learned at your trial site, on the bigger ocean later.

    The GoC is sheltered from most of the severe waves of the Pacific Ocean, so I’d imagine it would be a good intermediate area (between the Salton Sea and the Pacific Ocean). There are also some interesting islands in the GoC that a floating village could be close to.

    Ya, I’ve heard relatively good things about the peninsula there, sure seems it would be much easier for transition from there to the ocean.

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