@Octavian | you postulate that the existance of hurricanes creates the automatic need of propulsion and fast speed. This is a very universal postulate .
• What about building the seastead outside of the hurricane zones ?
• What about having hurricane shelters “you can run to” on the seastead itself ?
• What about building the seastead to the quality of a “hurricane shelter” in first place ? (so you don´t need to run anywhere - as you are already there.)
• Why ship captains move their ships out to open water as default hurricane strategy if your postulate has universal merit ? (all irresponsible criminals ?)
The SS Faro is only the misleading part of the statistics - one of the few modern ships that did NOT survive in open water - the other part of the statistics, that needs to be told, to get the whole picture is, that thousands actually do survive hurricanes in open water all the time … they are just not in the news when they do - it is a unspectacular part of dayly global commerce and business.
I have not posted anything on somebody elses thread (@ForexBob sorry for the butt in - it is your thread…) for a couple of months and i will limit my presence further - but this is one of those “postulates” that needs “calling out” for the sake of seasteading in general…and @Octavian is a poster who has a reputation to be taken serious (in my universe)…so his postulate deserve a “peer review style answer” (i would not molest to answer if the postulate came from a notorious crap poster ) in the end i post this to bring the discourse back to a sane track, that allows for "any kind of future for seasteading " - not as a destructive criticism, please take it as such… @Ellmer out again.
Postulate: Floating Cities that move faster than the track of a hurricane are not very likely ... so "run as only strategy" is a bit short.
• Why is Prelude designed for a stay and survive in category 5 cyclone strategy if “run” is the only “non criminal” option…as postulated.
• Why is no oil infrastructure desiged to disconnect and run in case of a hurricane ? - might it have to do with FEASIBILITY ... of moving around things beyond a million tons fast and on demand on short notice...(it is not a bicicle or a boat - it is supposed to be a CITY after all...)
• Why are land cities not designed to run away from bad weather ?
• How has "City evacuation due to weather" in practice panned out when intended...check New Orleans...
• Postulate: What diferentiates a "camp" from a "settlement" is that a settlement does definitly not "run away from weather".