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    Sailing the farm tribe – Week 34 2010.

    Dear Friends.

    Late august 2010. 6-7 people from europe and south america has been
    here last weeks and we suddenly start to feel that summer is soon
    over. It has been raining almost every day last week but thankfully
    the boatbuilding shed is waterproof.

    We are now working on painting the barn and fixing the roof. Not easy
    when its 15 meter to the top, but with an expert english scaffold girl
    this part goes forward fast. Our small garden is soon ready for
    harvest and we have some blue and rasperry raids into the forest so we
    will hopefully not run out of jam for the next month or so.

    Last week the girls found out that a real boat should have a real
    galleon figure and since one of them are an metal artist she think it
    would be nice to cast it in aluminium. One of the other girls act as a
    model. Sofar it looks nice in plaster, and we look forward to see how
    real it will be in aluminium. That blue plaster stuff is amazing.

    Thanks to everyone who sent us tips for eco villages. Hopefully some
    will be interested in our journey and maybe even want to participate
    in our sea gypsy project.

    We have some space for late september and onwards if you are
    interested in joining this cool sea-gypsy project. Just drop us a line.

    Peace and love from

    Pictures from last week: James and Jane Bond with license to screw,
    Miss plasterface (Our female galleon model) and our metal artist
    posing outside the boat.

    Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse
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    hi friends
    here is a short update from sailing the farm collective in middle of june.

    The summer is here now at last and bees are busy collecting delicious honey.
    Plan with bees is to expand hives so we are spending some time doing queen
    breeding. its a little more tricky than it seems at first glance, but cool to

    Then we have planted herbs in the garden and hopefully we will get a lot of
    healthy vegetables by end of summer.

    And then the most important news!! Boatbuilding goes happily forward. We are
    working hard welding in frames into the hull. and after a lot of fiddeling we
    are now down to bending one frame in 3 hours!! thats pretty fast when we spend
    more than a day with the first one. Next step is deck and then interior and
    sail-sewing. (mostly whole august on this step)

    Then, we wish you all a happy summer. If you are interested in joining we have
    space for august and onwards,

    fair winds and happy summer.

    sailing-the-farm collective!

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    Altaica wrote:
    zeyang wrote:

    Interested in sailing on high seas, living in a sailing coop like a seafaring gypsy? Yes!

    Were do I sign up?

    Norway? oh :D



    Basically, sailing the farm collective can give your seasteading projected some help in future.

    People who fall in love with the sailing the farm collective will probably also have an interest in seasteading. After some months or years of sailing they are also more skilled and used to live on the sea, and besides. we manage easily to find enough females to fill our goal of 50/50 genderbalance.

    It seems seasteading project need more females involved.


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    Jeff wrote:

    It’s always exciting to see new construction and to hear about new efforts t get on the water, so I congratulate your efforts. It’s hard to tell from a single picture, but zeyang’s ship looks a bit beamy. The structural keel looks like it would give good stability when in motion, but how will it handle when not under way?

    Remember that under some operating models a seastead might be mostly stationary, so the design requirements can be a bit different from a ship built for transit. For example decoupling from waves when not moving would be an advantage, and a deep keel tends to work against that at least for waves whose primary direction is from the side.

    Maybe we should ask: what is the purpose of the ship, where will she sail, etc.?

    Is the material all Aluminum plate? What alloy and thicknesses?

    Yes. its 5083 alloy. thickness is 8 mm.

    the construction is from a famous designer (colin archer) and this construction has logged years and years of service in the rescue service and saved life in many hundred fishermen along the coast of norway. There should be no doubt about the seaworthiness of this design.

    The plan is: first build one to see if this sailing/seafaring collective is popular. if it is, hopefully more boats of similar construction will be built. Sofar maybe 20-30 people have been involved during building for shorter or longer time. and many more seems very intersted in coming and help run this project this forward. Project is lowcost, fairly simple and seems to attract both male and females. (sofar almost 50/50) boat or boats will then roam the 7 seas forever.

    if you want to see more technical stuff


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