discussing seasteading I wondered, what is the longest someone has currently spent at sea?
spent 438 days adrift on a coastal fishing boat. I submit that he is currently the king of seasteading because he had a fully independant sustainable economy aboard, which is to say, he got enough food not to die, just, his crew, Ezequiel Córdoba, died, though. He had no sails or oars and was caught in a storm which damaged the outboard motor and communication equipment. They drank rainwater, turtle blood and their own urine.
in 1813 spent 484 days, but they lived off their cargo of soybeans and 12/14 crew members died of scurvy. Interestingly, this was when japan was closed off from the world, and apparently they where the first japanese ever to visit America.
an Australian who circumnavigated antarctica twice (non-stop) in 1981-82 in 419 days a 34 foot sailboat.
then in 1986-87 he did a tripple non-stop circumnavigation (including crossing the equator to meet technical requirement for circumnavigation) that was 658 days, on 3 and half tonnes of provisions!
Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad
Ried spent 1152 days at sea, with Soanya for the first 305 days, but only circumnavigated once in that time. Soanya left because she got pregnant! Probably a good decision, but proper seasteaders would birth and raise their children at sea too. One interesting aspect is they viewed their 1000 days at sea as a practice run at going to mars (the round trip to mars would be similar). When Reid eventually got back to port they reunited and now they all live aboard the boat. Oh, also: this was the longest time a couple ever spent on a voyage together, beating the previous record of 126 days (that is only 4 months!). I think this is really important, seasteaders would not be solo male hermits but actually regular people who live their lives on the sea.
them on day one:
I would have posted a photo of them on day 300, but was unable to find one. They also blog about their relationship. They didn't set any official records though because most of the record keeping bodies are racing orientent, and their record is the slowest non-stop circumnagivation.
So anyway, that is the closest anyone has gotten to seasteading.