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  • #1343
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    Elwar
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    Perhaps a first step should be seadocks.

    Focus on a platform that people can pull up on their boats and stay for weeks in middle of the ocean on their own boats.

    Small steps. First dock could just focus on a sea anchor that works with a small square platform on fairly steady water that boats can dock to in fairly calm waters. If a storm comes through, the boats are on their own. Then build up from there based on demand for features. Maybe put underwater turbines along the anchor line to supply electricity to the docked boats. Maybe have a water generation on the dock, etc.

    Charge docking fees. Fund expansion.

    Thoughts?

    #11313
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    wohl1917
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    Avatar of OceanPhoenix
    OceanPhoenix
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    Very good idea, actually. This could be done with relatively little cost. Depending on where they are, you may want to supply weapons (e.g. the red sea) and use them as a defensible shelter. On the other hand, if it comes to that, pirates would probably take them and use them as their own defensible shelters. Ignore that last idea.

    #11323
    Avatar of J.L.-Frusha
    J.L.-Frusha
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    I suggested this, in another thread, for multiple reasons, and got shot-down. My idea was to use floating dock sections to form gang-ways and individual slips, so nobody has to alter ballast to attach or detach.

    Many think that the seasteads will be identical and able to make a solid structure, when linked. I don’t see that, a solid structure of identical parts, as feasible, since everything will be constantly moving in all 3 axis’ (roll/pitch/yaw). Either use a series of sections with fenders and rope to make each slip and be loosely tied, or use a device that can move in all 3 ways that will serve the same function (also described elsewhere).

    That’s my $.02

    Later,

    J.L.F.

    Never be afraid to try something new…

    Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.

    #11334
    Avatar of Elwar
    Elwar
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    J.L. wrote:

    I suggested this, in another thread, for multiple reasons, and got shot-down. My idea was to use floating dock sections to form gang-ways and individual slips, so nobody has to alter ballast to attach or detach.

    Many think that the seasteads will be identical and able to make a solid structure, when linked. I don’t see that, a solid structure of identical parts, as feasible, since everything will be constantly moving in all 3 axis’ (roll/pitch/yaw). Either use a series of sections with fenders and rope to make each slip and be loosely tied, or use a device that can move in all 3 ways that will serve the same function (also described elsewhere).

    That’s my $.02

    Later,

    J.L.F.

    Never be afraid to try something new…

    Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.

    I can see the idea being shot down as the ideal final solution.

    But just the most basic thing first would be a good start.

    I can envision seastead communities all over the world based around single deep sea anchors. You bring your home to the community and latch on, pay a few bucks a month in exchange for anchoring, then the community grows around the anchor. You get tired of one community or the fee is too much, you move on to the next one.

    There are already deep sea anchors, it is entirely feasible.

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    #11341
    Avatar of SailorTrash
    SailorTrash
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    I would definitely make use of such “rest stops.”

    http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

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