“…brazil 350 nautical miles EEZ…”
Brazil’s Pre-Salt fields are located 150 nm offshore in Brazil’s EEZ not on the high seas.
The high seas are “ruled” by nobody. UNCLOS is just stating that.
If you want to tell your investors that “Unclos is just a bunch of opinions” or “pure fantasies” knock yourself out.
Why bother paying any country anything? Just build a…[Read more]
Talking about seriousness and meaningfulness.
Make no mistakes, UNCLOS’s Article 89 is strictly enforced by the international community. It is NOT a matter of what some think or just a matter of “opinion”. It is the rule of international and maritime law. Period. That’s why you don’t see ANY “smithsteads” anywhere on the high seas. And that’s…[Read more]
Some rebuttals you have there:
“Seasteads shouldn’t be floating because homesteads don’t.”
“I will build a billion dollar seastead on top of a seamount and claim an EEZ when I’ll win the lottery just because my name is Smith.”
I’m gonna post this for the last time:
Invalidity of claims of sovereignty over the high seas
No State may validly purport to subject any part of the high seas to its sovereignty.
Which part is so hard to understand?
Yes we do.
Here is the homestead definition:
a house or estate and the adjoining land, buildings, etc, esp a farm
(in the US) a house and adjoining land designated by the owner as his fixed residence and exempt under the homestead laws from seizure and forced sale for debts
So, a seastead is the equivalent of the farm from…[Read more]
In general, I do agree with your comment that “convincing is not a thing that can be done on paper and discussion forums, it needs to be done with a floating structure”. That’s why sometimes ago I was mentioning the need for a “seastead showroom model”.
On the other hand, it’s a catch 22. If no private money is available to build at…[Read more]
First of all, I’m not sure that a 30′ hull made of cinder blocks will float. Those blocks are very heavy. Second, such “endeavor” (building a 30′ hull) will “bear no fruits” other than the builder wasting time and money on it under the only pretense that “I built it myself”.
If you want a 30′ hull to be used for seasteading just buy a…[Read more]
My comment was made in the context of using cinder blocks for a DIY construction, for a small (up to 100’?) and cheap self-financed project, unless I am misunderstanding what Spark wants to do here…For that, I don’t see the need for anything else other that ferrocement, in my book. But if anyone want’s to use any other “high tech”…[Read more]
The hull of ANY floating structure it’s subject to a lot of stress and tension forces from all directions due to its continue movement through the water. Not only that, but (again) it will be also subject to extended pounding of the waves.
Ferrocement or steel reinforced concrete is almost as strong as steel. Not only that, but it…[Read more]
I am not talking about the sub-standard “backyard” built ferrocement (you are right about those), but serious builders like Harley http://www.ferrocement.org/galeryh2.html or Samson http://www.ferrocement.org/gallerys.html. Still sailing the seven seas with minimum hull maintenance, 40 years later.
I never heard of anybody using cinder…[Read more]
Forget about “cinder blocks” They won’t last in the marine environment…
Ferrocement or ferrocement sheathed for small “seasteading modules” (under 100′ LOA) or steel reinforced concrete for large “seasteading modules” (over 100’LOA).
OK, than use a class system
Try Vindskip for a sustainable mobile seastead’s hull design. Way ahead of it’s time,…
Why “rank” something that hasn’t been built yet,…Plus, seasteading is not an exact science, it won’t have an exact “formula”.
As long as people can get an idea from a detailed an concise definition, it’s OK.
You can ride the World Ocean currents and circumnavigate, with the help of your engine, here and there. Designing your seastead as a sailstead will help a lot and save you a lots of money.
Circumnavigating is a good idea in my opinion, for the obvious reasons. What’s the benefit (and fun for that matter) of staying in one place?
Seasteading was originally envisioned to “test new ideas for government” (per TSI) which is basically a “vision of opening new spaces of freedoms” (per ellmer), a vision that I do share. In the current geopolitical climate, such vision can only be achieved on seasteads, since ALL the land mass on this planet is under the “jurisdiction” of…[Read more]
Being able to generate cash to cover ALL daily expenses, cash to invest in future growth and cash to be saved for “rainy days”.
No money, no seasteading
I would be a bit more detailed, making the definition more like a mission statement. Also, I would stay away from “colonization”… While I understand that “colonization” by definition refers strictly to migration of a certain group of people to a certain territory, for too many today it also (wrongly) relates to colonialism, bringing memories of…[Read more]
“So now you have a baystead floating on the high seas, where it was not designed to survive.”
Not true, if you have a comprehensive seasteading plan. And you should, since seasteading might take generations,…
Assuming that you start as a mobile floating baystead and your goal is to one day be located offshore, you plan for that. Assuming that…[Read more]
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