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February 7, 2015 at 3:21 pm #25519January 23, 2015 at 8:16 am #25243
Hey all, Zutai asked me to join the fray. Didnt have time yet to read 8 pages, just 2. Guys u think we might be chasing our tails a little here? U know i love chasing tails but normally the sexy kind…
Seasteading cannot be defined as a yes/no scenario. There must be levels. Lets see if we can define it as such:
-2; Recreational boats smaller than a yacht.
-1; Yacht or stationary platform designed for long-term or permanent residence in a protected inland bay.
0; Super- or Mega-Yacht (or submarine yacht).
1; Stationary or movable platform, or ship, within 3 miles offshore.
2; Stationary or movable platform, or ship, between 3-12 miles offshore.
3; Stationary or movable platform, or ship, between 12-24 miles offshore.
4; Stationary or movable/roaming platform 24-200 miles offshore.
(This could include a ship as long as the ship is supplied by other vessels and does not come closer than 24 miles)
5; Roaming platform on International Waters.
6; Permanent stationary platform on International Waters.December 28, 2014 at 7:33 am #24710
#24696 looked almost identical to the drydock at Bay Ship and Yacht, but they use a mobile crane rather than tracked ones.November 16, 2014 at 3:45 pm #24457
Ellmer wrote me a message:
“Anchor technology for seasteads is not really in discussion anymore – Prelude solved that.
http://concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/t58944443/prelude-ocean-based-lng-plant/ ) the anchor is less than 5% of the project cost. No need for complicated concepts. Just put an “of the shelve anchor” in mid ocean, point a bow into wind/wave direction. Cyclon 5 stability.”
But the problem is that 5% of $12 Billion = is $600 Million!! And thats in relatively shallow depth at 250m (http://www.shell.com/global/aboutshell/major-projects-2/prelude-flng/overview.html)November 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm #24456
has anybody considered the idea of “lazy station keeping” on the Pacific Ocean gyre where u would never need to use any propulsion? just let it float around and around.November 16, 2014 at 10:07 am #24455
I would recommend joining the fight to obtain investment capital. That seems to be the biggest barrier. We have to determine what are the objections investors have, and communicate a compelling vision to the right people. Unless you are so inclined, it may not be necessary to create a whole new vision. There are many thoughtful plans that exist already.
BTW – Singapore is an amazing place! I stayed at the Orchard Hotel for a month while USS Freedom was deployed down to Changi Naval Base. I was working for a marine painting contractor onboard the ship. I was really impressed by the airport, Marina Bay, Sentosa Island, shopping malls 5 floors below Orchard Road, the giant shipping port, and of course the amazing beauty of Singapore!November 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm #24387
i wanta give u guys fair warning. i just taught Zutai how to make Sketchup drawings and post screenshots of his ideas for u guys.November 2, 2014 at 3:03 pm #24338
do whatever floats yer boat dickhead! just dont sink mine!!October 26, 2014 at 1:13 pm #24301
Its good to see at least one person was born in the same universe as me.October 26, 2014 at 10:16 am #24297
Ken I am interested in some links or maybe a few bullet points on what you see as a compelling seastead.
BTW/FYI- I am currently working as an office administrator for a general construction contractor that performs around 500 kitchen and bath projects per year in the Los Angeles market place. These range from replacing a vanity to complete tear-out down the studs and remodeling. The projects we do are almost entirely generated through Home Depot design centers (within HD stores).
I strongly believe the last 5 years of my work have accumulated tremendous momentum. I have 9 different, unique plans to offer. I have excellent roots already in L.A., which is important because this culture has an emphasis on recreation and a willingness to spend gigantic sums of money on such an endeavor.
Also, by coincidence, I work about 10 mins from where Zutai lives. We went to a Benihana restaurant and saw the movie “Fury” yesterday (with a couple girls). We have been hanging out and continue to develop synergy with our mutual desire to initiate seasteading in the real world.
We hope to start an L.A. Meetup for seasteaders. Plus I want to engage and solicit investors for my organization. I went to an investor conference in San Diego, so I know what I need to do to get started in L.A.October 25, 2014 at 11:16 am #24284
**standing ovation** somebody finally gets it.October 25, 2014 at 8:46 am #24280
Ellmer that’s not a rational statement to say FPT has cero value toward seasteading. The ONLY difference is that it doesn’t float. It’s 34 miles offshore, so it exists under the same legal structure that a seastead would. Plus it has the same social and political ramifications. If FPT can be utilized succesfully by a private owner it will provide legal precedent for mooring any other type of seastead right here off American shores and, indeed, for the whole world.October 23, 2014 at 8:08 pm #24264
The water is about 50ft deep under FPT. Some “free divers” came there once and showed Richard Neal, the owner, how to reach the bottom without oxygen.
Originally there were 6 towers. 3 are left. FPT, Diamond Shoals Tower, and Chesapeake Tower. Chesapeake is my favorite. It’s in the best condition, and it’s 14 miles directly off of Virginia Beach. The DoE is currently conducting wind energy testing on the Chesapeake Tower.October 21, 2014 at 10:16 pm #24230
You heard it right here ladies and gentlemen! No need to worry about money! Step right up. Put your worries away and GET THE FUCK BACK TO WORK! PICK UP THAT CHISEL AND GET BUSY BEFORE YOU GET SERENADED BY KALISHNAKOV YOU FUCKIN RAT BASTARDS!
Anybody heard of Jonestown?
(sparky gonna love this one)October 21, 2014 at 7:31 pm #24227
Yea I’m not into any of this communal living nonsense. I say for multi-family seastead you pay a monthly fee like a condo and you get an equal vote as everybody else. You can walk (sail) anytime you want.
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