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July 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm #20886
That boat is nearly a very small Seastead, perhaps the first step is thinking of what you already have in a different way.
What is your interest in Seasteading?June 24, 2012 at 10:42 am #20735
I’m going to visit the Uros in March. Fascinating.
Alec, the udsa page says that the grass cannot withstand direct wave exposure. Otherwise it looks like a good, fit plant.November 8, 2011 at 5:25 pm #16248
Wil has been building submarines there for years, one of the most sensitive items he could be producing there. I would think that if there were any problems he would have found them by now.
Colombia is not Mexico. It used to be dangerous, but that was then. I know someone who owns stock in a gold mine there. He says that businessmen don’t need any kind of private security there.November 5, 2011 at 12:04 am #16161
There is someone in Tennessee who has been putting bottles in tires and tying them together. Inspired by Rishi’s bottle island. After reading about the guy in Germany who does the tyre ringweave I went over there and helped him assemble his island in Tennessee. I think it’s a good improvement over just bottles. If it’s done right it could enable the genesis of Seasteading, in a more literal way.
These spheres would probably work fine. I see them as more expensive though, and you might as well start with concrete in stead of seacrete, from what I’ve heard. Where in the gulf are you? It’s literally your backyard? Definitely start experimenting in any way you can.October 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm #16052
This is a great plan Wil.
Are you scouting locations now?
My greatest concerns:
1) This is outside of the zone of hurricanes, but waves travel across entire oceans. How big do the waves get when a hurricane passes by?
2) A 15 km long community could develop here, and the maritime authorities would not object? This is interesting. Why is that?May 17, 2011 at 9:43 pm #13447
The trailer looks awesome. Watching the arc model growing and floating out is fun.May 12, 2011 at 4:41 am #13388
Now is a good a time as any to bring this up.
I am back from Tennessee and now I can build a 60 foot diameter platform in less than two months for 10k USD that is sea-worthy in the carribbean, expandable to be safe in the doldrums, and will support a reef ecosystem in a couple years.
I can relocate anywhere there is a serious group of people.
I might build one for Ephemerisle and leave it in the bay. If anyone wants solid Ephemerisle buoyancy, contact me.March 17, 2011 at 6:37 am #12877
Hey Ocean, funny you should bring up spiral island right now. I’m kind of getting sick of all this talk with no action either, and Rishi has by far the best island out of any of us so I’m going to follow his lead. I mean, the dude was busking on the streets and now he has built his second island. The first of which was a garden paradise growing on salt water. Absolutely inspiring.
I dropped my classes today and I’m headed out to Tennessee to join someone who already has an island that just needs to get in the water. We’re going to float it down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico where it is mellow. From there we will keep adding to it until it is sea worthy.
Will it work? Is it the best idea? I don’t know, but at least I will feel better for having tried something. I wasn’t going to bring it up until I was actually there schlepping everything to the river bank (you know how plans can fall through), but the timing was too good.March 13, 2011 at 6:03 pm #12848
The next step should be either to look for clinicians with their own ideas or to research possible treatments on our own.March 13, 2011 at 12:54 am #12840wohl1917 wrote:
producing drinking water or sea floor mining! Distilling seawater is easy enough and The Glomar Explorer (CIA project to recover a Soviet sub) could’ve been used to mine the seafloor which was it’s cover story. Both are very do-able!
My point is that none of those is a business that us Seasteaders on the forum could go out and start tomorrow with a boat or a barge. I don’t know anything about mining. Do we know anyone who is an expert with those technologies? That would change the viability.
The bottled water market is saturated, and producing drinking water from seawater is far more expensive than buying water rights to an aquifer. It is not practical at all.
Hydrogen, yes. Putting two electrodes into saltwater is very easy. Anyone can do it. The challenge comes in generating, storing, and selling hydrogen economically. It’s expensive and complicated.
I’m not saying that none of those will ever happen, but if you have an idea that you would like to champion that is completely unrelated, start a new thread guys.March 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm #12832
Selling drinking water, splitting hydrogen, and mining the seafloor are all daydreaming at this point.March 12, 2011 at 5:21 am #12828
Pretty cool. Good work. What are the dimensions?March 12, 2011 at 4:16 am #12826
Oh ok. Yeah maybe for ferrying. Probably a better idea for submarines.
I don’t think that a Tsunami would be an issue…the wavelength is thousands of feet until it gets close to a shoreline. It would be a substantial barge too.March 11, 2011 at 7:20 pm #12824
It’s a huge reactor so it would not work for boats, that would be the competing LFTR that you might be able to put on a boat. I have no idea how safe that would be.
It wouldn’t be built to power anything…but to test the idea. It would support a small economy, and yes it would also supply all the power although that is more of an externality. It would be there for 50 years, and when it is spent there would be a barge that needs to be repurposed.March 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm #12823
I counted 4 twin size beds and 1 queen size bed. Definitely on the small side, but I think it could be done. 1 doctor, 2 patients, 2 crew. In a nice climate you can have 1-2 people sleep on the deck in hammocks.
The idea is to start small, and this costs about as much as opening a subway or mcdonalds. There are other boats to choose from.
I read somewhere that the carribbean has quite a few decent med schools, we could probably negotiate a good price with someone.