One of the biggest caveats of being in this lower echelon, and generally ignored in the real TSI discussions, based on different interpretations of what Seasteading should be, is the access to reputable Marine Architects and Marine Engineers. People with verifiable education and experience, to bring ideas too.
All the art in the world does not make a thing possible, stable, or even safe. One of the prime issues I see with larger structures is wave motion acceleration, which even Ramform® ships had to find ways to compensate for it, in stormy conditions. Another is structural integrity.
Granted, using the design formulas, as well as the published construction methods for ferrocement hulls can cover structural concerns, for me, but I STILL need over @13k JUST to get a set of drawings I’ve already made, into a set of plans that anyone with skills can build, or those without them can have built.
I’ve approached several and even tried reaching out to universities with such design courses, to no avail.
The self-proclaimed experts in this forum have no certifications. Hell, I have none and freely admit it, but I DO have years of personal research to draw on, from structure on up through a couple of more-or-less finalized designs.
Rather than throwing the bone of an open forum to the followers, imho, TSI should at least have someone with a real certification come in here and have a serious look around. I think a cooperative agreement could be reached, where practical designs could be working toward profitability for TSI, and get some ideas off the drawing board and into the water, rather than us sitting here and bickering, because we know what we want, and have our own arguments ‘for’ them.
Yes, I know, TSI is a non-profit/not-for-profit. They’ve had considerable resources donated, now they’re in talks to see about being able to build ‘something’, the final design of which is evidently still not firmly established…
If I make a flat statement as fact, I have documented it, or, if it’s about a person’s credentials (or lack thereof), they have had their chance to provide them and failed to do so, thus denying themselves credibility, while internet searches have also failed to provide that documentation…