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August 3, 2013 at 2:41 pm #22221
Solar powered furnace to recycle car tires on a barge. Millions of car tires are in the ocean.
Car tires in the ocean are very destructive to living creatures on the seabed.
Car tires can be recycled to diesel fuel and carbon-black. Carbon-black is a powder can be sold.
I like to read Wikipedia.July 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm #22122
I tried the chat. I got attacked with antagonism, and obscenities. Good luck!July 4, 2013 at 9:57 pm #22120
to: Charles Cain
I could be more formal. I donno. To spell ‘experiment’: spelling is not my strength, English is not my native language.
Please excuse me.
I think you have good ideas. I would be interested about what you find out on building on water, and towing, and assembling.
I think, a small boat is necessary for seasteading.
Back to ‘experiment’ please see one of my blog: http://exp30002.blogspot.com/
Emails about seasteading are also appreciated at firstname.lastname@example.org
sparkJuly 4, 2013 at 9:14 am #22118
The island idea is not good because all dry land is claimed by a particular government.
There are 12 nautical miles territorial waters around each island, and another 12 contiguous zone and a 200 nm EEZ.
It is all good and nice until a navy shows up.
NASA research of m3 per persons are very useful. There are probably other NASA research too, but to get them is
Small boats and large boats are the idea, I think.June 30, 2013 at 11:27 am #22110
Hexagon mother barge: might be a good idea. How are you planning to build one?June 28, 2013 at 1:50 am #22108
The seastead would be a group of people too. 1000, or 100, or 10, there would have to be some basic agreements about how to get along
with each other. I think this is called culture. So there would be an inside culture.
And how does the group deal with individuals who do not follow rules, such as harmful to other members of the group?
In my opinion, these would all have to be on a common denominator. The group would form a small society, as always. This hapens
all the time, and cities, and town are different, just as families, or housing associations.
It seems to me, that the social aspects of the community of seasteading would play a big determining factor to the physical nature
and the design of the structure of the floating thing.
I saw many pictures of designs of a one piece elaborate structure. These would probably be expensive. Owning a large structure
collectively, would require financial commitment from each member. Probably only few wanna-be seasteaders have that much money.
I probably do not have that much money.
An other option, I see, is boat docking. Common areas would be on a large floating structure. This floating structure would have docking
sites. Boats could be docked. Boats could serve as individual living space. Just like a marina. I might even have enough money to
buy a bigger boat. For me, the marina style would work better. And it is already working for me. Just the marina is not a floating one.
I know, it works for others too.June 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm #22101
For me, seasteading is a new different idea. To me seasteading would be living at the see a new, a different way.
It is not necessary the expansion of the regular way of life of jobs and investment.
It is interesting to me, to read other opinions, and I appreciate communications of sentiments.
The basic promise of the seastead for me is autonomy. All land are owned and regulated by some governmental
authority. Even the international seabed is claimed by the ISA (International Seabed Authority). And the ISA
proposes laws and regulations how seabed mining can be done. The water columns out site of EEZ is the least
claimed. There are international disagreements between countries about the seabed out side of EEZ. The USA
has not signed ISA agreement. So for US citizens; deep sea mining out side any EEZ is a lawful activity by US laws.
I do not think so much about the mining, but the anchoring. So, the technical details for maximum sovereignty.
And why sovereignty? Basic philosophical question. Some people do not value sovereignty.
Wow, back to reality: I do not think anyone is going to finance my seastead, or if someone would, it would not be
a sovereign seastead. “The one who pays the piper, calls the tune.”June 22, 2013 at 12:13 am #22090
Mass of volcanic rocks floating off New Zealand
August 10, 2012 – 9:39 AM
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A mass of small volcanic rocks nearly the size of Belgium has been discovered floating
off the coast of New Zealand. – See more at:
Where does that much volcanic rocks go??? Nearly the size of Belgium. This could be skimmed to make ‘roman concrete’.
Has to be crushed first.
1,000 kilometers (620 miles) northeast of Auckland. That is outside of New Zealand EEZ. Who owns it?
ISA (International Seabed Authority) might claim it, but it is not seabed because it is floating on the surface of the high seas.
There is so much of it, that anybody can do with it whatever …June 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm #22085June 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm #22084June 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm #22064June 14, 2013 at 8:56 pm #22062
It is a good question, and it is a good answer.
USCG has no procedure. It is outside of their scope.
A not-powered not-state-registered vessel out in the ocean. -)) hehe.
That ‘good method of contact’ is an interesting term. Lots of different creative things can be that. (skype?)
A valid phone number can be lots of things too. And I do not want to cut off all communications, so I would like to
maintain some kind of communication anyways. Re-registration might not require to motor in. Most of the
registrations just paying a fee. But I do not know this one yet. (not if I knew anything else)
It most likely worth communicating with US Customs too.June 10, 2013 at 10:50 pm #22038
It is too late at night for me to write.June 10, 2013 at 10:37 pm #22037
I thing this is a good subject. I am interested about the re-reply by USCG. How did you get in dialog with them?
That might just be the diplomacy needed to find more things out and resolve some problems.
So they sink any unregistered unpowered vessel at site.
I would think, the USCG has a certain jurisdiction. Do they sink things in EEZ? They most likely effective in territorial waters,
and in contiguous zone. What if it is powered by sails? What if it is unpowered and there are people living on it.
These questions are not meant to antagonize anyone, but just ideas to resolve the floating problem.
What would it take to register something, and what would it take to maintain the registration? Well anyways.
I have a small sailboat and that is registered. So I should know some of the basics about vessel registration.
I think, lots of people who have boats do not know much about the registrations. They just pay the fee, and go boating.
I will try to find out more about the registration things.June 6, 2013 at 10:29 pm #22021
I registered with a fake ID. It is just a pdf article. Not very interesting. Still better than nothing.
This site is dynamic for me. Sometimes I can post, other times not.
I would like to comment on you question about the Alabama vessel registration.
No registration can be a good thing. That way it is a private property and not a vessel. Marine time law may not apply
and it could be a good thing. So US Navy or US Coast Guard may have no jurisdiction. Or it may be a different jurisdiction.
I do not know much about Alabama. I have never been there. I live in California.
I think, the only way to find out is to make a platform, and leave it out there. What will happen?
In my opinion, there can be made a small sailboat-like structure. May be styrofoam or poly-urthane foam, and cover it
with ferrocement. So it would be a solid foam structure with a hard shell. To make this under $1000 cost. Take it outside of EEZ,
and anchor it. Cannot be sank completely. It can be burned, and sank. Would that be destruction of a vessel or destruction of
private property? Someone has to be the first to have something like that to see what happens. I am willing to bet a $1000.
I just need to figure out how to build it, and tow it, and anchor it, and keep track of it.