That’s a nice find. Tons of area to play with, both on deck and below. I did a quick bit of googling to find out what depth they can work in but I didn’t find anything. It comes with everything you need to anchor it, including the chains, but no lengths so there’s no way of knowing how deep it can go. Might have to fire off a quick email to the company…
But I wonder what the remaining life on such a structure is, not to mention a group will need some pretty serious mechanical experience on board to reverse-engineer this into something more suitable for seasteading.
you will have to cash about the same every year just to keep it in acceptable shape (above the waterline) and a multiple of this below waterline…this is why they sell it off quick and cheap…they need to get rid of it because it eats the hair from their heads…in maintenance cost…
Sovereign! Any of the mega-structures depicted on here and elsewhere would cost many millions of dollars to design, build and maintain. I’m not sugesting that they can’t be built but rather that unless and until there are enough people willing to live, thrive and survive on the ocean, they shouldn’t be built. The risk wouldn’t be justified…
Use it as a seamount, you mean? Certainly possible. It may even be a good idea to build seamounts in certain locations and build land around them – use them to keep the structure from moving with the waves?
The question that really matters is not “can it be done” – of course it can be done.
As mentioned in the “apply concrete shell seasteadin thread” - permanent living on the sea is already a reality for SOME people – those who work in oil/gas industry – multimillionairs on their yachts, cruiseship crew members, etc… the problem is while it is not available for the AVERAGE GUY at average housing cost it will never be massive and while it is not “massive” it is not “society relevant”.
So the real problem is to put a body out on the sea well below the cost of USD 120/day that is handled by the cruiship industry. The platform you mention has a cost/day/person way above what the average guy can afford as “housing price”.
The reason is, that maintaining a steel structure at sea is so expensive (corrosion) that not even the oil/gas industry with their billion dollar budgets can afford the maintenance cost easily and is increasingly building more cost efficient floating concrete shell structures.
If cost would not be a key factor many of us would already be permanent residents on existing floating housing solutions like cruise ships, mega yachts, etc…
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