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JoshingTalk Submersible, Pt. 3 – The Finish Line

This is the last in a three-part series of guest blogs by Josh Taylor, a UK based 22-year-old social entrepreneur who specializes in creative science and technology projects that inspire innovation and stimulate global awareness. You can read about his latest project from part 1 and part 2 of this series and on www.JoshingTalk.com. — […]

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JoshingTalk Submersible: Pt. 2, The Technology

This is the second in a three-part series of guest blogs by Josh Taylor, a UK based 22-year-old social entrepreneur who specializes in creative science and technology projects that inspire innovation and stimulate global awareness. You can read about his latest project in part 1 of this series, and on www.joshingtalk.com. — In my last post, […]

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JoshingTalk Submersible: Pt. 1, The Challenge

In this guest blog series, we meet Josh Taylor, a UK based 22-year-old social entrepreneur who specializes in creative science and technology projects that inspire innovation and stimulate global awareness. Josh is currently working on a project to get a submersible to the bottom of the deepest Atlantic ocean trench- the Milwaukee Deep. You can […]

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More seasteading efforts: Rhode Island

> Dan Gladstone, 19, and Zachary Weindel, 26, have built a raft, and a dream — they hope to have a self-sufficient boat, a community and a way of life.

> It’s called seasteading. Think homesteading. Now imagine it on the ocean.

> “It’s freedom,” Gladstone says.

> It’s bold, idealistic and, perhaps, quixotic. It’s living off the land while living on the sea. It is, Gladstone and Weindel say, a life without leases and rents, mortgages and taxes, electric bills and grocery-store visits.

> “We like to think of it as an open biodome system,” Weindel says.

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Anyone Can Build A Boat

Maybe not a boat that goes in the ocean. But a boat for a calm lake? [Totally, says Chicken John](http://chickenjohn.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/i-don%E2%80%99t-accept-or-give-excuses%E2%80%A6/). Like, I think this boat is made out of duct tape:

![Homebuilt duct tape boat](http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3320/3672238851_8cf4385871.jpg?v=0)

His post has a few other examples. Great inspiration for Ephemerisle, whose website is now up at [ephemerisle.org](http://ephemerisle.org).

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Vince’s Seasteading Views

As you may have seen on the forums and [his wiki pages](http://wiki.seasteading.org/index.php/User:Vincecate), community member Vince Cate has been doing a lot of thinking about and working on seasteading. We met in Puerto Rico last week, and he had a lot of good ideas about the DIY approach and the benefits of single-family seasteads and community design, as well as the perils of using consultants.

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Building a Ferrocement Fishing Boat

[Ferrocement](http://www.seasteading.org/book_beta/Structure%20Design%20Issues.html#ferrocement), a composite of metal and concrete, is one of our favored building materials. Because the strength to weight ratio is not as good as steel, ferrocement structures end up being heavier and slower, but that’s fine for our needs – in fact, that’s just the direction we want to compromise. So I was interested to stumble across a free online book: [_Fishing Boat Construction: 3.

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