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January 23, 2014 at 9:36 am #22732
My opinion is; that it would work.
I live in Southern-California. I know a few people who have a boat. I know some people who fish.
If there were a floating kelp mass just out of EEZ, 200 nMiles from shore, some people would go there to fish.
The kelp mass could be anchored. That would take long lines and strong efforts and a few anchors.
This could develop a small community of boaters and fishers, who go there to fish.
And it could develop into a “point of interest”.January 18, 2014 at 12:41 pm #22684
and that no one has a clue how or why a land-based business would ever be afloat
My opinion is sovereignty. All dry lad is claimed by countries. Governments tax people, businesses, properties…
and whatever they can tax. The taxation is often a limiting factor to the business.
Outside of EEZ, on the ‘high seas’ there is more sovereignty. Sovereign seasteading entities can compete against
eachother with minimal interference from governments and taxation.
We are not sure where a competition like that can lead, but there are some examples as Hong Kong, Singapore, … etc
I think, it is possible that a seas has an advantage, compared to a land-based business.
I also think that, meanwhile lots of people will stay on land, and I think that is all right.
I also think seasteading is all right too.
I like the sea. If I am Free to Choose; I choose seasteading.
Respectfully yours;January 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm #22682
Thank you. It is wonderful. I am just one person. I think it is difficult to move that forming ring by myself.
The question would be; what is the simplest smallest thing I can build alone?
Or with limited amount of people.
Do you build ferrocement boats?January 18, 2014 at 12:44 am #22675
Where do I pour the concrete?January 17, 2014 at 9:47 am #22666
“James Castillo, commander of the 11th Coast Guard District; Seth Stodder, president and CEO of Palindrome Strategies”
Well, just a minute:
“A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of symbols or elements, whose meaning may be interpreted the same way in either forward or reverse direction.”
Is this a word game?
This might be the world’s longest palindrome.-)))January 17, 2014 at 1:31 am #22662
Ancient Man: Thank you for sharing all that.
ellmer: Lets get going with that concrete sphere.January 17, 2014 at 1:20 am #22661
Greetings to all;
Mr. Elian Wilson: I think that is a good idea.January 12, 2014 at 9:07 am #22633
I think the sphere is a good idea.
There might be some underwater LNP storage ideas too.
It would be good to build one and place it somewhere, under water,
to see the possible use, and the possible future of it.
There is still EEZs (Exclusive Economic Zones) so a country government can
object to placing something like that on the seabed in EEZ. Outside of EEZs there
is still the ISA (International Seabed Authority). The ISA can object.
Enforcing the objection would be a different thing. I would go ahead with the
sphere just to see the objections, and the enforcements of those objections.
The water column is still the ‘High Seas’ = no jurisdiction outside of EEZ, so probably
that is the reason for the floating structures. A sphere can be floating too, just like
the concrete submarine.
Building structures like that on land and launching them to sea might require permission of
the local authorities/governments.
It might be easier to develop a smaller universal building block/unit that can be manufactured
on land and a structure can be assembled in water.
So whatever it is going to be, I am sure there is going to be better and better ideas.
I think, pioneering the process is important.
This thing might be good for me and might be good for others too.January 12, 2014 at 1:13 am #22631
Monaco wherever you go: Super yacht designed to mimic billionaires’ playground city – complete with go-kart track that replicates the F1 circuit – is a drop in the ocean at £244MILLION
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2535827/Monaco-Super-yacht-designed-mimic-billionaires-playground-city-complete-kart-track-replicates-F1-circuit-drop-ocean-244MILLION.html#ixzz2qAq66p7yJanuary 11, 2014 at 10:24 am #22630
I like the pictures.January 11, 2014 at 12:07 am #22628
This honeycomb structure would be interesting.
May be new kind of building units can be developed. Like the building units for
houses can be a cinder block. May be a new kind of cinder block, unique shape and size,
could be produced on land, and a structure can be assembled in the water.January 10, 2014 at 11:56 pm #22627
I am glad to be in the same group with you.
I would like to see the pictures.
One good way to show them, is to put them up in an Internet storage area, like http://www.flickr.com/
and post the web address of your pictures here in the blog.January 10, 2014 at 10:17 am #22624
The double hull design has a storage capacity of 120,000 (onboard) plus 500,000 barrels to be provided by a distant moored Floating Storage Unit (FSU) and later a shuttle tanker. The hull is 395ft long by 175ft wide. The vessel weighs around 10,000t, excluding topsides module and helideck. The load bearing capacity is 16,000t. The octagonal steel helicopter deck measures 22.2m by 22.2m and is suitable for EH101 type helicopters.January 10, 2014 at 9:51 am #22622
For the floating production system, Conoco has commissioned a larger version of PGS’ Ramform concept, hitherto employed purely for seismic vessels. The new double-hulled ship, under construction at Hyundai’s Ulsan yard in South Korea, will measure 395 ft long by 175 ft wide. Other ship-shaped floaters in the North Sea are almost twice as long, at 700 ft.January 10, 2014 at 9:46 am #22621
However in practice, Atack says, “it took us a long while to determine that the roll motion of the Ramform was too much in heavy seas. The media were very keen on reports that it was making our crew seasick, but that was really not the problem. Once the vessel moved beyond a certain range – 7.5 degrees of roll – operations had to be closed down. In fact, there were not many days when 7.5 degrees roll was exceeded.
“However, we determined that the behavior of the vessel still didn’t fit our expectations. This was unacceptable, in considering the effects of severe weather on the structural integrity of the vessel’s equipment. This called into question the original model testing, so we conducted more model tests, which proved that the roll motion wasn’t good enough.
“We performed three series of model tank tests and found that through the simple addition of bilge keels, we could suppress roll by 40% – a huge degree of damping. This would apply not only to extreme weather, which occurs less than 1% of the time in our location, but would also calm the vessel in a regular seastate.
New bilge keels
“It looked simple on the model – but in practice, we were talking about fitting 1.4-meter wide bilge keels along about half the 120-meter-long FPSO. So this would clearly be a significant construction project. We did look at doing the work at sea, to avoid a shutdown, but this would have required a sustained period of calm weather. Then we would have to have put the keels on in sections, so it would never have been as good a job as if performed in a drydock. And it would also have taken longer to complete.