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    No breakwater, seas will wash everything off just like the barrier islands.   That’s why I’m trying to get a hexagon barge designed, use smaller ones as a breakwater.  A barge has interior space for secure storage and a place to use as a storm cellar.

     

    Yes I know dangers, but that is the challenge.

    #22127
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    No, Paper mill land on the bays, but you can legally anchor in Fla. waters as long as the area meets certain criteria, concerned about oyster beds and other underwater enterprises.  Thinking off State or Federal land, not close to shore, just out of sight of private property so as not to be called an eyesore, so fewer complaints from others, out of sight out of mind.

     

    Trying to lease sea bottom from state, a lot of hoops to jump through. Lease should be well off shore, once again out of sight…

     

    Cons:EPA and other Regulatory Commissions .

     

    Pros:Test in sea conditions, shade will draw bait fish, test self sufficiency and sustainability.

     

    Can’t hurt, other than wallet, to try.

    #22116
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    Semi-retired now, gotta decide on buy a boat and go sailing or something else. Seasteading has always interested me, never been done and a BIG challenge.  Been reading Patri  since they where talking about tying soda bottles together.

     

    Starting a off shore corporation, funding? big question.  Can build the structure myself, not that complicated, wish I could draw or knew CAD.

     

    In Florida you can anchor, but finding a place that I would not have to constantly fight the local land owners will be tough.  Checking into leasing ground in the Gulf, experimental project, need legal help, can hear over the phone; huh, build a what?.

     

    Answer to your question: build as I can afford, big one first then the smaller break-water containers, anchor in a cove off public land, then have a tug tow everything out and assemble.  Won’t be easy, might never get’r done, won’t know less I try.

    #22109
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    How about a hexagon “mother” barge, then add more barges as population and other needs grow(multiple,low angle corners).  Surround the main island with smaller, floating hexagon containers, act as a break-water, storage(hydrogen made from water used as fuel to run generators).  Break-water would be several containers thick. Connect break-water to mother’ with more containers, act as a bridge/quay out to break-water.  Could become a destination for cruisers, provisions and dry dock, night life, deep sea fishing.  Call it: Anything, Oasis del Mar, that way as more are built they could be named, Something, Oasis del Mar.  Oasis: because it would be a place to trade, rest, just like one in the desert.

     

    The containers would sit low in the water, maybe just 2 or 3 feet out so one could safely walk on them, inspections, recreational fishing( bait fish will be drawn to the algae and other growth on the containers), yachts and cruisers tie up.

     

    Lots of other ideas: air conditioning with wave pumps, solar stills for fresh water, of course, solar and wind generators…

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