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  • #22538
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    Ocean u seem to forget what Patri spelled out in some of his earlier work. You can call urself whatever you want to out there. But it won’t change the fact that a naval crew from a recognized country can freely board your vessel and take charge if you have no flag.

    #22523
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    AM I would like to introduce you to the Bergstead system. It is a floating private island providing about 3000sf of interior living spaces, 2 enclosed boat garages, and 5000 sf of exterior patio upon a 5000 ton submersible concrete structure. The system could be moored from about 3-20 miles offshore. The philosophy behind it is competitive because many seasteading visions take too many things for granted. They often assume it is possible get lots of high-dollar investors behind the same untested vision – never gonna happen. They assume that one plan will solve both the technical challenges of a new marine habitation system AND the social/political challenges in one foul swoop – never gonna happen. The Bergstead is an innovative new type of vessel that takes a much smaller, yet challenging bite into this ‘chicken or the egg’ problem. It will permit ONE (wealthy) individual to purchase a singular portable structure and moor it wherever they can get permission. I hope this would happen off of San Diego or San Francisco. It does not have to be outside of international boundaries. The business of Bergsteads has more to do with building and selling them as a luxury consumer product line. The buyers can choose from a wide range of activities, commercial and/or private. I believe there could be a market for more than 10,000 of these worldwide. Most importantly, while selling Bergsteads we will blaze the trail of social and political acceptability for much larger seasteading structures and communities worldwide.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-8nAX9zf2s

    #22521
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    Geez Ocean ur not even gonna say hi wtf

    #22519
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    I completely agree. I need it all to be in a lump sum from 1 individual or an interested party. I do believe in incrementalism, but I just don’t see any in-between steps from where I am to getting that funding. I try to enhance my credibility by looking for other shipyard jobs with higher pay and responsibilities. A few weeks ago I flew up to Oakland to interview for a job as a Project Manager making $85K a year on smaller commercial vessels and yachts. I even met up with Charlie Deist, who gave me a ride back to the airport. That opportunity did not pan out EVEN after the owner of the company where I am working called them and said how much of a capable person I am. I used to think $100K would be enough for the Sebastian model but once you add in certain things and make it seem really presentable, enough to make the necessary $25 Million dollar sale, even $250K could be kind of light. To build the model I need money to rent space, buy material, build a website, order a custom trailer with a nice tow vehicle, hire a programmer, pay some part-time helpers, pay myself enough to stay healthy and vibrant, compensate the Scripps Institution researcher who offered to analyze the flow characteristics, and a ton of incidentals. Insurances, permits, etc. I expect it to take a full year during which many hulls will be cheaply built and tested. Then there would be one final build utilizing all the lessons learned. It would be ready for towing around and showing off to prospective buyers and investors. The worlds first permanent floating private seastead capable of sustained comfort and affordability beyond the territorial waters. The way this project has gone from the start is in tiny incremental steps that have accumulated in the past 2.5 years to a very substantial foundation.

    #22516
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    And it should be the other way, because the truth is marching on!!!!!

    Hey Ocean! Hey Ken! Hi everybody else! The Floating Cities Project report is coming out on Sunday. I saw a sneak peek. Have you seen it? How do you feel about DeltaSyncs design compared with our previous designs?

    I know this is the wrong thread but I’m gonna throw down with the lowdown.

    INVESTOR UPDATE:
    Ken (and Ocean put in like $20 too, right) as you know I left Delaware in July 2012. I have been living mainly around San Diego (PB) since then, in my truck. People in Delaware can hardly imagine living in their cars, but here in SoCal the attitude is like ‘Wow! You have a car?’. My condo is rented out to a new tenant.

    I had a terrible time finding a job in San Diego, but it was still easier than in Delaware. I finally got a job doing ‘hard labor by the docks’ when I was offer $9.25/hr to run a pneumatic chisel scaler with a company who contracted to repaint the hangar bay on USS Essex. I am still at this job, but now making a few dollars more per hour. Ships I worked on included (USS) Freedom, Fort Worth, Essex, Pearl Harbor, Preble, Carl Vinson, Ronald Reagan, accommodation barges, and I think a few more.

    I STILL HAVE the Bergstead Kiwi model, and components to build a larger version. I would love to get more money and further the project, but I estimate it would take about $250K minimum. Meanwhile my stature where I work is continually getting stronger as I build my repoire. The company has 2 owners, Paul and Steve. Paul brought the know-how, and Steve has millions of dollars (and a house on Coronado). In time, perhaps I can convince them to support my project. They have both shown a liking to it. But getting any real support, other than continued employment, is going to require a lot of trust and respect which requires tremendous competition with the hundreds of other people who work at there. We do painting projects, which are fairly complex, requiring enormous amounts of resources. From capital to tools, man-power, materials, know-how, relationships and of course politics…

    It is a fairly strong company. The experience has been excellent for my seasteading implementation perspective. Turns out Wil was right! This shit is hard and requires more resources than I really understood before :)

    #22515
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    And it should be the other way, because the truth is marching on!!!!!

    Hey Ocean! Hey Ken! Hi everybody else! The Floating Cities Project report is coming out on Sunday. I saw a sneak peek. Have you seen it? How do you feel about DeltaSyncs design compared with our previous designs?

    I know this is the wrong thread but I’m gonna throw down with the lowdown.

    INVESTOR UPDATE:
    Ken (and Ocean put in like $20 too, right) as you know I left Delaware in July 2012. I have been living mainly around San Diego (PB) since then, in my truck. People in Delaware can hardly imagine living in their cars, but here in SoCal the attitude is like ‘Wow! You have a car?’. My condo is rented out to a new tenant.

    I had a terrible time finding a job in San Diego, but it was still easier than in Delaware. I finally got a job doing ‘hard labor by the docks’ when I was offer $9.25/hr to run a pneumatic chisel scaler with a company who contracted to repaint the hangar bay on USS Essex. I am still at this job, but now making a few dollars more per hour. Ships I worked on included (USS) Freedom, Fort Worth, Essex, Pearl Harbor, Preble, Carl Vinson, Ronald Reagan, accommodation barges, and I think a few more.

    I STILL HAVE the Bergstead Kiwi model, and components to build a larger version. I would love to get more money and further the project, but I estimate it would take about $250K minimum. Meanwhile my stature where I work is continually getting stronger as I build my repoire. The company has 2 owners, Paul and Steve. Paul brought the know-how, and Steve has millions of dollars (and a house on Coronado). In time, perhaps I can convince them to support my project. They have both shown a liking to it. But getting any real support, other than continued employment, is going to require a lot of trust and respect which requires tremendous competition with the hundreds of other people who work at there. We do painting projects, which are fairly complex, requiring enormous amounts of resources. From capital to tools, man-power, materials, know-how, relationships and of course politics…

    It is a fairly strong company. The experience has been excellent for my seasteading implementation perspective. Turns out Wil was right! This shit is hard and requires more resources than I really understood before :)

    #21668
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    OCEAN!!  Where u been????  Dude, Emmett was talking about putting $100K into the Bergstead system but he backed out :(   Im still working on it.

    #21247
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    #21125
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    Got my first ***king job since Jan 2011.  For those of you who have seen me on here since way back then I want to thank u for putting up with me.  Ill keep u guys updated on the Bergstead project as much as I can.  Thanks all of you!!

    #21123
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    Anodic weapons.  Thats funny.  But dont u think if our military could get that close they would prob just blow shit up?

    #21036
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    If TSI wants to put all their eggs in one basket thats their prerogative.  Common sense says its foolish but hey, it was uncommon sense to establish the seasteading movement.  Plus if my Berstead doesnt make any sense to investors outside the seasteading movement than hey it wasnt meant to be.

     

    But at this point I not only have a great invention I have a highly detailed and lucrative business model that can draw people from far and wide.  It involves a $65 million dollar investment and has the potential to spur over $80 million a year in gross revenue.

     

    PLUS once that restaurant attraction is running, the patrons all get to experience my invention and consider buying their own Bergstead.

     

    AND the restaurant concept can be duplicated in coastal cities all over the world.  I wish the best for Blueseed but their business will be pocket change compared to my Bergstead.

    #21035
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    Damn i cant insert a picture while using an android phone.

    #21034
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    This is where I want to setup the restaurant, Torri Lebensraum:

    #21033
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    Hi

    #21032
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    Thank u Spruski!!  Kickin tush!  Im in San Diego still making progress.

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