[quote=“spark, post:91, topic:640”]
I like it. I do not t hink I can build one of this, but if you can, more power to you.[/quote]
Oh, we can build it and you’re right, it looks good, the design theory is good for stability. But for a seastead to take off, it has to become a community. As I see it, the only real problem with the ramform is that you can’t connect them in any way that makes sense. Building a ship is not building a seastead, its not expandable. However, because of the practicality of the ramform in deep oceans, we are looking at different models that may allow for connectivity and expansion in the deep sea design.
One such example would be to have a keel running all the way back so that it splits the marina into two as it would come up out of the water by the same amount as the side wings. This would give more docking or work space but we could design a way to connect a second ramforms bow to the stern of the keel of the first. Like in trucks, I call this arrangement a caravan even though it isn’t moving anywhere. Steps would then be build right into the bow to allow passage from one ramform to the next.
Wil (Ellmer) and I have not been able to discuss this in any detail as we have other things that needs to be done right away that eats up all of our time, but we’ll get there.