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Let's say someone has 257 million USD, just an arbitrary number.

And let's say one budget boat (fancy budget boat I think) would cost 10k USD.

That would mean you could buy 25700 #boats.

butt boat

#seasteading #how-many-boats-are-too-many-boats #philanthropy

@mikey
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@Dominic

I think if you started buying thousands of second hand boats, you'd shift the market significantly. They would cost more than 10k to make them new these days, I think (unless you got really clever?).

Anyway, maybe start with 100 boats....

@hoodownr
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@Eb4890

Maybe put some of the money toward kelp/mussel cultivation farms and other aquaculture.

@ktorn

Just don't anchor them near Thailand.

@neftaly

Speaking as a boat enthusiast, I'd much rather see 25700 small-budget films or something!

@SoapDog
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@nanomonkey

Or just purchase solar panels and wind turbines and grow the boats and structures from seacrete?

@Zenna

Hahahahahha, very nice surprise to see when opening SSB :tada: :tada: :sparkles:

I'm all down for a fleet-nation

@rmond
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@ktorn
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@ktorn

How much is a barge?

Like a real barge.

barge.jpeg

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@dominic found one for sale for $500 nzd near the city (but it wasn't this big)

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@Dominic

Q: how much does a boat cost?
A: how much have you got?

@Dominic

pinky to mouth ONE MILLION DOLLARS
(if you where born in the 90s you might not get that)

@ktorn this one:
https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/motorboats/auction-1272973767.htm?rsqid=a91821de229c4d788e3e9b135d889c46-001

76.4*24.4 is 1859 square meters, that's 537 dollars per square meter.
capacity 5500 tonnes! that's 2.95 per square meter.

The advertisement says it the deck can hold 20 tonnes per square meter.
That's just the strength of the deck, it would sink if you put 20 tonnes on every square meter.

@Dominic

If you are thinking about barges, that's conceptually adjacent to rafts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQMd4awJ6A8

@ktorn

@dominic

how much have you got?

257 million USD?

So at around 1 million NZD per barge, that would buy us around 388 barges (assuming we could buy that many at that price, which we wouldn't, but lets gloss over that). That's a total area of 721,292 sq/m. Woah, that's a lot of space for solar panels. Oh wait, we blew the budget on the barges. Darn.

Wait is that barge already leaking? Scrap the plan.

that’s conceptually adjacent to rafts

I did think of wood, and even reeds, like the ones they use to create the floating islands in lake Titicaca. I especially liked the sustainable process they have there, always adding new reeds to the top while the decaying/rotten reeds from the bottom end up fertilising the bed of the lake in a kind of circle of life :earth_americas:

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@dangerousbeans got a pic? :D

@Powersource
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Mostly agree (using pure static ipfs kind of works though)

An overextended, under-documented, and unfinished constellation of projects. No single part of the ecosystem is truly finished and well-documented, and new parts are spawned every day. Projects that are almost universally avoided – like IPNS – are still included in the main documentation and recommended as if they’re usable.

Why I made %Q65iVQw... (not that I'm using that either :P )

Also %K7i2Gvu...

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