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  • #23334
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    The end of May 2014 I will take a trip to Florida for a week.
    I am planning to move there for a while, and this trip is just to see
    what I will need to do to make it happen.
    I am planning to be in Fort Lauderdale.

    #22953
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    http://www.monolithic.org/stories/salt-water-concrete-a-reality
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    Salt Water Concrete—A Reality

    David B. South Yesterday, 2:07 p.m. The President’s Sphere

    Over the years, I have received numerous calls asking about the feasibility of building Ecoshell I Domes along the coasts of islands throughout the world. It is common knowledge that using salt water, sea water or salty sand is not a possibility when building concrete structures. The problem with using anything salty doesn’t lie with the concrete; the problem is with steel reinforcing. The minute steel reinforcing comes in contact with salt water, it begins to rust. As steel rusts, it expands and breaks up the surrounding concrete. This is not new knowledge, it is a simple fact that this will happen every time.
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    http://www.monolithic.org/stories/salt-water-concrete-a-reality

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    http://www.luxlife.co.za/blog/design/dutch-design-firm-to-create-floating-islands-in-maldives
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    Dutch Design Firm To Create Floating Islands in Maldives

    Posted by Luxlife on Aug 18, 2012 in Design | 0 comments

    As a result of climate change the ocean is overtaking the Maldives at a rate of around 3.3mm per year. By building innovative structures this nation of more than 300,000 people hopes to stay above water.The Maldivian government has signed a deal with Dutch Docklands International, an architecture firm that specializes in floating developments and infrastructures, to build artificial islands that will be able to rise along with the sea level.
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    http://www.luxlife.co.za/blog/design/dutch-design-firm-to-create-floating-islands-in-maldives

    #22922
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    KatOnTri, have you noticed that I do not pay rent for all that space I occupy in your mind.
    Go talk to someone who care about you.

    #22920
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    Hi Ellmer;
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    OK, I will try to build some fiber concrete shells. I need a dinghy.
    May be, I’ll try to build one in my garage. How heavy are these shells?
    I might need a trailer to transport the dinghy to water. You know, it is
    not exactly ocean front property where I live. May be after the big one (earthquake).
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    Else:
    How can these fiber concrete shells be extended to make bigger and bigger floating
    structures? Would you use scaffolding techniques or something else to expand exsisting
    structures? May be concrete cinder blocks?
    (I just had to use the word ‘cinder’ to piss katontree off.)
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    Anyway; I am going to be gone; sailing for the next three days.
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    I’ll be back.

    #22910
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    Ellmer;
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    You are making perfect sense. Stop it! We can’t have that around here.

    #22852
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    Hi Ellmer;
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    Your post appears to be true to me.

    #22847
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    Say Ocean! You figured me out:
    ” (it’s somehow easy when you pay only $200/mo for the slip fee, instead of $1000 for a lousy 1 bedroom apt.)”
    Anchoring is cheaper. There is a group of people who sail from harbor to harbor, here in Southern-California.
    Each harbor allows 5 days of free mooring per month, so 6 harbors are needed , and recycle them. -)

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    Hi Ocean;
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    A beer sounds good. I will pour, but I would drink diet coke, so I won’t burn your boat down.
    Cal25 has been very very good to me. And I am ready to graduate to whatever, (American)= the
    bigger, the better. I will probably buy it in Fla this year. I just have to sell my house first.
    Mostly I sail around Dana Point. I stay in the desert a lot: Palm Springs area. California, and
    God bless the sunshine!
    That is about the right prince for a Cal25 ($1600) or less. Mine came with a 10HP Honda outboard engine.
    It is rather a problem with the balance, but the outboard runs so well, I cannot get rid of it.
    I will sell it here, and I am planning to drive to Fla.
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    I think, I would go for a 50′ ferrocement monohull named the Bare Necessities.
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    I have not sailed catamarans much yet. May be it is time to learn.
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    Do you want to tell me about moorings around there?

    #22839
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    Hi Ocean;
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    I sail some too. I have a Cal25. I do the same: 2 – 3 times a week. There is a little community on the
    dock. It is called D-dock. Similar mentality on D-dock. This year I will probably move to the East -coast USA.
    Could be Florida or South-Carolina. Job wise South-Carolina would be easier for me. My job interferes with my boating.
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    When I am there I would say ‘hi’. May be I will see you there.
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    For a warm up run Cartahena, Columbia sounds good. May be I could see the concrete submarine.

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    Hydroponics Gardening Information Blog
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    Friday, January 13, 2006
    Hydroponic Rice Crop
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    http://hydroponics-gardening-information.blogspot.com/2006/01/hydroponic-rice-crop.html
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    The Times on Thursday, 12th January (2006)
    The article can be found on page 4 under section 44 world news.
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    An interesting article appeared in The Times on Thursday 12th january. It appears that the Japanese have perfected the art of growing rice without paddy fields. An experimental lab, set up in an old security vault, has finally produced the goods after many years of trials and mainly errors.

    The breakthrough came when an old rice farmer, with 40 years experience, was asked to look at the crops which kept failing. His immediate reaction was that there was “no wind and no rain”.
    On installing fans and raising the Oxygen Levels in the nutrient to simulate rain the plants thrived.
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    #22812
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    Hello;
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    It appears to me that a ramform structure is a good idea. The modular building also seems to be
    a good idea. For modular building, I can imagine a cinder block type of building method.
    With this method a ramform inverted pyramid shape of structure could be built the way that it could
    be built larger and larger. A ‘ V ‘ type of three dimensional structure , and the opening of the ‘ V ‘
    can be built more and more. The bottom for the ‘ V ‘ would sink into the water more and more, like the
    Rion-Antirion pylons
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    A special cinder block, rebar building method could be developed. These parts could be built on shore,
    or at sea. The building blocks could be put together to make a small structure. The small structure
    could be in protected waters. As the structure expands, it can be moved into less and less protected
    waters, and finally, may be, to open oncean.
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    So far, this is how much I could get my thought together, and write them down.
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    Respectfully yours;
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    spark

    #22746
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    CatOnTree;
    Hi
    Jules Verne: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

    #22745
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    Ellmer, Hi;
    Are you building anything ramform, using ferrocement?

    #22736
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    Eric Berne: The Games People Play

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