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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Don't worry, you are not going to see that. Anchorages will still be full of cruisers upwind of you that start their diesel at 6pm and 6 am to charge their house bank before the sun kicks in. No revolution is going to be able to take what people care care the most for. Comforts.Wars are made over comforts. Opinions come from things people are not comfortable with. Immigration, food of unknown provenance, people with cognitive deficits, and of course electric propulsion. It is hard to overcome these gut instincts and find merits, limits and realities about issues, when comfort is in the way. Or is it a thing about influencers, that attracts heat?
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I am surprised they did not go compost. Maybe in fifty videos we will have a tour of their composted poo
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I think that people who choose electric love the challenge of it, on top of the other perks. Managing tidal gates, channels in reefs and other coastal hazards with electric is more interesting, and myself feel like cheating if I have to take down sails and use the propulsion. Running the beloved/dreaded Honda2000 is the punishment for poor planning or a welcomed annoyance if it took me to a safe spot or saved me a lot of trouble. However working as skipper for charter boats I understand that I would not run a charter boat with electric. Horses for courses. Prudence and patience is what it takes to do ocean passages on electric propulsion. I don't think it is unsafe to sail long distances on electric. Many small boats with small diesel tanks just don't motor in the doldrums to save fuel for arrival. Having a schedule, any shcedule, is what I found is the most difficult situation for electric, and short coastal passage, and to make it to the pub before it closes are one of those situations. Sadly I miss the beer most of the times because of electric propulsion, but my liver is thankful. I don't know what you know or don't know about battery chemistry or marine LFP installation. I could not care less. Even if they did not change charging source capacity they still benefit from LFP because of battery chemistry. Being able to run the motor when is 50%dod is something they could not do before, they had to go back to near full charge. So time between full charges improved by a big stretch. They have a small monohull so solar will always be a limited option. A small portable gas generator is the only thing that could help them stay away from docks. Or being extremely thrifty. I don't watch enough of their videos to know if they are promoting the LFP as the magic bullet to swap out a diesel auxiliary. It would be dishonest of them. That's why I don't believe it, but their videos are too boring for me to be willing to find out so I have to give you the benefit of doubt. Users of electric propulsion who says it will replace diesel are dishonest or liers, or they got a damned good deal from manifacturers. When you use electric you know exactly what are your limitations or you will be losing your boat, and possibly your life. They had sailed quite a bit on EP, so it is possible they know what they are talking about. What I support having the minimum power and range to solve complicated navigational issues for the 10 liters of gasoline per month it takes to keep my tank full. Electric is enough for what I am doing, and keeps me away from maintenance, replacing parts in tropical paradise, get my hands and the waters around me dirty. Should I change what I do it may not make sense anymore, and ICE could be more appropriate. I don't want to convince anybody to go this way, as I understand there are other needs / values that people follow.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    A good characteristic of LifePo4 for electric propulsion is that you can leave your batteries anywhere higher than 20% dod without the risk of sulfation, also they keep a higher voltage even during discharge state so you have almost the same power throughout the entire charge. It may seem risible to a diesel owner, but for them it's a huge difference, compared to the previous set up. They will still have to use their propulsion with caution, but they can go longer intervals without a full recharge, whilst on lead acid you have to recharge the bank as quickly as you can.They bring in a good salary so they won't have trouble find a marina where to tie up and top up their batteries. There is NO comparison between diesel and electric. They are different system. Electric provide way less power and ridiculous range. This does not mean that EP has no place on a sailboat. http://www.lapossibilitadiunisola.com/blog/one-mans-experiment-with-electric-propulsion/ For me it is still too expensive to go Lithium, but it would be a huge improvement over the current situation, Maybe it's time to make videos and lure some battery manifacturers, or I just keep what I have, still sailing to interesting places without trying to convince a bunch of opinionated youtube watchers with ton of time on their fingers that my bad ideas are interesting.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    On our 29ft boat we have a brushed electrical motor 5kw that runs @48v . When under sail the prop (3 blade 12x12R) spins and recharges the battery at a rate of about 1.5-2ah if going 5 or more knots through the controller. It obviously makes sense only for longer passages 72hrs or more, so if point A and point B are reasonably distant I can expect to have topped up the power I used to depart and have enough to approach the next harbor-destination. If I departed under sail then I use the power generated for house loads using a 48vto12v converter. It is nice to do so especially at night when the sun is off. Also with a 48v wind generator we keep good care of batteries when windy, especially if we sit at anchor in a place where the trade winds blow. Not enough deck space for solar panels so we keep a separate 12v battery bank. We have Trojan t-125 6v 240ah, wired in series to make 48v. after 5 years they are still doing OK. - our schedule is flexible, if there is no wind we don't go -if there is no wind offshore we just drift around and read books. If ships or floating obstacles show up we just moved out of the way then resume bobbing around. - Time of departure from harbor depends on weather and tides - Harbor approach depends on weather and tide. If necessary we hove to waiting for tide or if possible we go to the next harbor/inlet - We are extremely slow. We have 10 miles range @2.5kts, we carry a portable gas generator to extend range a little bit when needed and as emergency recharge (with lead acid we don't let the voltage sit low for too long) - We use battery power to a maximum of 60% Depth of Discharge, but in reality we try not to use it at all and only sail. We learned to set and retrieve anchor under sail, and we do it every time it's possible. Electrical propulsion has huge limitations. I would not recommend it for cruising boats above 12000lbs displacement, especially for sailboat designs that favor internal space over sailing capabilities, then it becomes expensive and makes less and less sense. However I met people with expensive set ups (50ft catamaran using hybrid electric) and set aside the price tag, it seemed a very well done system that satisfied the motoring need of the owners. Yeah, electric propulsion sucks, but we own a sailboat so there are way around it.
  6. This topic has been discussed ad nauseam, but is still so hard to find information about it. I think it's the nature of the beast. This is the Scenario US flagged boat sailing from Panama to Havana next December with one US citizen aboard and one US resident. Plan is to leave the boat in Cuba, fly to Europe for Xmas and when back resume the trip. Here the option would be go straight to Florida, which is the scary one, or clear in through Mexico first, then sail to FL. I always consider skipping Cuba altogether, but it is a shame and also this stupid border law drive me nuts. Questions are: How do US flagged boat travel from CUBA to US? What's the situation if you are proceeding from another country? I.e. Cayman to Cuba to US Would sailing back to MEX and the to FL fix the problem? I appreciate informed opinion and personal experiences on the matter.
  7. Cuntyhunk

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    ok, I'll clarify. The wannabe sailors not satisfied with the clichè of hottie/stud half naked that want a higher profile sailing video, they won't pay for it, and instead bitch against the market leaders because their dream ( sailing in cold places in a moldy boat talking with lunatics on why they leave in a miserable place) is not produced and delivered by broke sailors as they wished.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I guess this is the New Capitalism. No more natural resources to exploit, so it will feed digital content to bedridden audience using celebrity wannabe sailors as slaves producing it
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    Babe or Boat?

    It's full of solo cruisers with this mentality out there. Better alone that making efforts. Luckily there is ton of free pornography available nowadays. And still places where you can buy a woman
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Patreon encourages people to become full time creators offering the hope of getting a salary while doing what they like the most, the pursuit of your own dream. But then the platform fails to deliver. Less than 2% of Patreon accounts make above minimum wage (which is saying a living, for who leaves on a smaller boat). https://theoutline.com/post/2571/no-one-makes-a-living-on-patreon?zd=2&zi=6a6gnwzh It’s not like a lottery, but not very far from it, especially because understanding the audience is less an engineering problem and more blind luck. And that's general, not specific to stinky sailors. Dylan keeps saying that they Delos/La Vag re good (I think he means extremely focused and hard workers), but the two leaders were the first who created the market and reap the benefits. They are celebrated like most startuppers and successful entrepreneurs, but for the same logic of other entrepreneurial victories being at the right place at the right time (ergo luck) counts. The big becomes bigger. Youtube killed revenues for creators, Patreon banks on people hopes while at the same time is becoming itself a content farm, harvesting from creators and from funders while enjoying benefits of distribution. A win-it-all situation. Medium offer the same illusion of making a living while doing your thing targeted to writers, basically offering extremely low compensation for content that they then profit from later with their advertising. What other platforms are there for your content? Any of those is fair? Is this the famous invisible hand of free market? The one that keeps on taking and never gives? I guess it’s a systemic problem and everybody is getting the shaft: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jun/27/publishers-pay-writers-pittance-philip-pullman-antony-beevor-sally-gardner There is a French open source and very unpopular funding platform, Liberapay, that does not charge fees and it’s used by a bunch of nerds worldwide that you can count on a commuter train. It’s not shiny and does not have the outreach of Patreon, but for people with an audience already it could at least be a fair way to do business. There are skilled people, cheaper boats and parts, but the ability to make a living of saving enough is strongly impaired, and even with salaries not as great as they used to be, a lot of people still prefer to struggle afloat than in a cubicle. Looking at the leaders does not do any good. How many Delos/La Vag the market needs? What is the secret formula (or the reverse engineering) to make a living out of sailing content with better videos, less bikinis, more interesting narratives, less pig feeding/sundowning/lagoon dwelling? Less soap opera/more real sailing/cultural discovery? What is this market anyway? A couple thousand sailors, 80% of which won’t pay anyway? I know this thread tries sometimes to answer this question, when we are not too busy with amazing drifting. But it seems that the consensus leads to a big white flag. The only option we have is yet another bikini in a warm place. Or a British perv with some Eastern Europe connections. But genres fade after a while. What's after soap opera? Sci-fi? Criminal drama (maybe some piracy drug taking sex trafficking)? Most dangerous cruising places? Most difficult weather conditions and wildlife? A Steve Irwin of Sailing? Or a birder? Birding is bigger than I thought, maybe because birds are one the few wildlife still spottable from a house window. Anyway, I know this does make no sense. This world is fucked anyway so who cares
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    40-50 years ago a 28 footer was sold as the perfect boat to sleep 6....
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    It is not sailboat, but I guess the curve will be somewhat similar even including used sales. It's a trend well known in the industry. The boat inventory increases every year, but the active spenders don't, although it seems the things are slowly going up. Sailing in fact seems to do worse, at least according to this study. Probably the golden age of cruising was late 80s - early 90s, like the golden age of almost anything related with middle class statistics related to consumerism and leisure. Internet makes things look bigger than they are. Today almost every cruising person/couple/family have a blog, a youtube channel or various form of sharing platform. I could not find reliable data on it, but I will suggest that at least 70% of the cruisers have at least a personal blog, or a social media account related to their sailing. If we consider millenials only, probably this number would go even higher. In the past there were maybe cruisers who would write books, and not only not very many people can write a book (it doesn't even have to be decent, just a general beginning - central theme - conclusion), also book distribution of cruising books is ridiculously small (thank god! literature is something else). So back then people went crusing but the phenomenon was less known. Maybe someone had a distant relative who took on a Caribbean cruise, or a neighbor who even circumnavigated. But the internet makes the phenomenon look huge, while it is small. Ever thought why marine products suck and are expensive? Because the sale numbers are small. Like many other things nowadays sailing is becoming easier. Diesel engines are better than in the past, electronic charts for navigation are dead simple to use, satellite and phone communications improved everywhere in the world. Google is the substitute to "ask a local" because works better than asking a local. EVEN considering this, the availability of cheap boats, the lower barrier to sailing, stats point toward a different direction. Cruising is still difficult, especially because few things did not change. It's expensive, it's not for everybody, it's hard work. Check out this post about the cost of sailing not on a financial sense: http://www.lapossibilitadiunisola.com/blog/the-real-cost-of-cruising/ If you haven't noticed economy sucks. And if you are doing good and are lucky enough to have a good job, well, you are lucky.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    The few millenials I see floating around are mostly on crappy small old fiberglass boats, because they could not afford anything else. Most of millenials don't sail, because it's expensive, boring, hard work and internet sucks on the ocean. I think the condo plastic sailboat in production nowadays are marketed to early retirees- middle age professional who goes sabbatical - not so early retiree who don't have stamina or desire for simple, off the grid, uncomfortable boats. Outremer engaged the Vagabond for their marketing project, but markets to who still have some money in their pocket, and they ain't no millenials. Old rich ugly newbie cruisers sailors wants to look La vagabond and they think buying a condo catamaran will make the trick.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Sorry about that.. but every time I sailed into Newport I would admire the mansions up there and think how good they will resist a major storm “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock." (and up high) Matthew 7:24-27 ESV
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I agree with you that those two tepid influencers require a douchebag label even bigger than DeNiro's. It's their job to fuel views and funds toward their platforms, and nothing is better than a controversy attached to some big names. They are simply retelling a story they bumped into. If I was in their shoes I would do the same, not because I agree with them, but because it works for their agenda, so at this point it is also clear that they don't have a choice and this adventure would run through on pretty normalized tracks that satisfy marketing needs and hopefully audience too. When something grow this big, does it even make sense to judge the product by an ethical point of view? How much responsibility they still have about their product? The original vagabonde was a couple who didn't have a clue and jumped on a skyrocketing new form of entertainment with style, guts and passion. I admire that. But that journey is long gone and got them a well paid job. As per the RI analogy: mansions are built high on Rocky shore. Poor R-Islander would suffer from Hurricane impacts, and there are no more native American to make any claim. They took care of them long ago, way before DeNiro's ancestors put a foot in the New World. Maybe 400 years from now we could compare the two things, but Barbuda will be under water by then, and so will most of RI. With the exception of the mansions and De Niro's resort.