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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.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    He invested the money here he could have chosen to do otherwise so he deserves to enjoy the fruit of his wealth, right? If somebody very corrupt handed him the deal, dispossessing people of their own land, then it's not De Niro's fault, right? He can conserve a morally exemplary behavior, even suggesting that developing the island, I am pretty sure in an ugly way, is a sort of humanitarian act, to rise people from poverty. Is the corrupt government acting wisely bringing in private capital to cover what they cannot do themselves? And could a Caribbean Island just be without a freaking resort owned by a douchebag? I ran a business in the Caribbean, and for how much I thought of myself as a morally exemplary person for creating jobs for locals, I could see how the majority of the money would not even touch the Island and instead lie in some non-caribbean bank accounts. Sure my employee were happy to have a job and earn more than the average citizen, but you don't have to be an egalitarian to see that the proportion of money going into the country was risible. You curate a piece of non-place for non-people to spend their vacation, and all the rest is just fat in the jar. Everybody loves fat in the jar, therefore it is an acceptable behavior, right?
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Another sense of the popular phrase "grabbed by the pussy"
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    It is funny to read about poor vs. rich, and class warfare on a forum dominated by Anglos while commenting the activity of messing around on boats, which, if I am not mistaken or if I suffer from debilitating sensorial impairment, it is already the realm of the privileged white folks from the few developed countries of the world. People from North America Europe, maybe Russia, Australia and NZ, and from very few other countries (like the new Chinese cruisers on their new catamarans) who have nothing better to do than spend their abundant free time on a totally uneconomical and obsolete technology like sailboats. How could you seriously raise your eyebrow while not raising from your armchair and judge somebody else's life, net worth, safety net and such while you engage or pretend to, on the same obnoxious, posh and useless activity such as racing or cruising sailboats for fun, or sometimes for work, to fulfill someone else's need for leisure. Millionaires who dock their yachts in Sag Harbor among billionaires' yachts will suffer a lot while a middle class retired old fart will feel like a king while cruising SE Asia. In the same way people who watch youtube videos thinks that if somebody is doing something way cooler than what they are doing (or anything more productive than watching YouTube in the first place) then there must be a trust fund behind and the help of other people. Damned all those who decide to help others because everybody has to be a self made man or woman. But guess what... all the self procleimed self made man people are just telling you a lot of bullshit. So fuck this guy who is repairing a useless future piece of decomposing crap and fuck you who criticize him. And fuck me too, to complete the circle of bullshit that this class thread drift has uncovered.
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    Hard vs soft dinghy

    Thanks for the contribution here. I am happy with the 8 ft walker bay. It rows well with up to two people and we tested in three adults with a 2hp outboard, doing a decent job. I don't need a bigger dinghy than this. The Chameleon is a bit beamy and when I asked Danny Greene if it was ok to make it a little narrower he wisely discouraged the modification. All I need is a robust yet light rowing dinghy that would fit my deck so I can also build a dodger for my 29 footer. Construction will start in a couple of weeks, we are hauling out the boat for paint jobs and I might be able to build the dinghy in shed using the rainy days of May in Panama. I have no experience so far with honeycomb core but all the people that worked with it gave me good advices and told me it's rather simple to work with.
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    Hard vs soft dinghy

    I am almost very happy with my Walker Bay 8. It's a great boat, very dependable for full time cruising. The only problem is that I cannot transform it in a nesting one. I cruise on a small sailboat and it would be great to be able to store the dinghy on the cabin top under the boom. Right now is where the WB lives while underway offshore but this prevent us from having a dodger as it extends on top of the companionway. Not a problem for the tropical weather we are in right now, but we are planning some higher latitudes trips so the dodger would come handy. I decided to build a nesting dinghy using 1/4inch nidacore and fiberglass and I will use my WB as a jig/female mold because I really like the shape and performance. The idea is to place strips of nidacore follwing the boat curves, using strips of lumber as keel and stringers to hold in place the core following the curve of the hull. Once l laminate the inside I will flip it and laminate the outside. The result will be slightly smaller boat, which is ok for us. The opposite would be true if we would use it as a male plug, but even if that would make the work probably easier, we would love to keep the beam narrower rather than wider. Despite having quite a good idea of the process, I couldn't find any information on the internet about similar experiences. Either because it's a terrible idea, or because people keep it under the radar. I will start the project in few weeks, if anybody knows of any previous attempt, please send it this way. Thanks
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I enjoy very much this thread even if I don't watch the vlogs. Too much bandwith needed, and they are very boring! But I like the social commentary that goes around it. I don't know if the vloggers start their endeavor to pay for the ride or because they would do it anyway. Almost anybody flood the internet with unsolicited videos anyway. The attention racket teaches them how to become viral (stupidity this great human capacity helps) and the algorithm feeds itself, again and again. I have a little bit of cruising experience under my belt and I noticed that there are more popular ways to fund one own's cruising budget than trying to make videos, so I believe this phenomenon has much more to do with vanity rather than being a viable way of making money (beside from the stars of course). During my life afloat I observed and practiced other ways of financing cruising, waus that are more popular and of proven efficacy. Three is really space for everybody out there! I needed to add two new categories to the classic ones because times are changing, and, believe it or not, we are evolving. Harbor rats A group of very dedicated and skilled cruisers, with budget limitations that enhance creative thinking, like raising your hull above the waterline using truck tubes and perform other crazy low cost, low-tech solutions. Their boats are put together with a collection of mad max type dumpster dived items. The hoarding beahvior is what made me delete the "minimalist" from the name. Only harbor rat. They soon get skilled enough to perform sketchy boat work for clueless and/or broken sailors that pay in boat parts, favors like car rides, boat sitting or food/shelter. Countries with expensive cruising fees are skipped or deceived by forging clearance papers. Their budget is very low so it does not attract the vlogger type, which is usually high maintenance. Comfy retired or semi retired folks Easy spotted by their complex and heavy as hell stern arches and bimini structures that costed not only money but human lives in the fabrication. Another good indicator is the size of their battery banks. If it exceeds 700ah you have 78% chance of being in this category. They usually live off their savings and or investments with different degrees of luxury depending on the case, but generally speaking on the lower end which translates in a very good ability to keep track of expenses. They try to save money nitpicking on contractors' work and equipment, on food vendors and taxis and they may never leave the comfort of the harbor without a spare alternator but they don't buy an available one because it's more expensive than "back home". They say they will pick up one when they fly back next time, which is entirely dependent on the house or financial market returns. Due to all the crap on deck and above, their boats sail poorly and with great effort until they settle, usually in a part of the world which is cheap and where it is still possible to communicate with the locals that they need in order to satisfy their needs. Internet, chinese restaurants and booze are the expenses they struggle to keep in check. 3rd world charter businessmen/women They got a big boat thinking that it will pay itself doing illegal charters and in general having paying guests. They settle in some 3rd world country with loose regulations but with good enough infrastructure for the guests to be able to reach the boat and for them to enjoy their first world vices with a lower price tag. As there are not many places like this around they compete with other hungry likeminded people over customers. This drives the price down and so the returns. Costs keep raising as they have to keep the boat in good shape because otherwise guests are going to give bad reviews on the internet and they cannot afford it, but they are in a place where locals paddle dugout canoes and can only give you fish and coconuts and where shipping is either unknown or crazy slow and expensive. Places where a mechanic has to fly in, for example. Logistic hassles, booking fever and, sometimes terrible guests totally undermine the healthy lifestyle they were longing for, while their boat falls apart. Technomads The forst byproduct of the internet revolutionl, these are people with a "real job" they can do anywhere, even on a boat. I've met editors, skype english teachers, cruising consultants (I know this should not be a "real job") coders and other tech people, runnomg profitable business from a sailboat. Their focus is to keep the infrastructure going, making sure the machines stay out of salt water or anchoring closer to the cell tower even if the swell there is good for surfing. Marinas and cruising destinations are chosen and rated by the internet signal and other amenities (internet cafes, libraries) and they move the boat to nicer places on weekends or during holidays. Usually before any long passage there is a deadline panic. Finally, after the second day on passage they dream about quitting their job and find a different source of income. Part time cruisers They are experts in packing/ unpacking the boat for long term storage, and they are a tough cookie for any yard manager. Halout fees and collaterals are the main expense on their books, together with airfare and unnecessary compulsive shopping items, boat parts and souvenirs that fill the extra check-in bags each way. They are usually able to ratch up quite a sum during their work period that they then spend quite instantly in the first weeks of cruising. By the end of the sailing period they look a lot like the Harbor Rat type, sometimes having to borrow money to get back to work. Girls and dudes with patreon accounts Here is your bunch folks, this is the totally new addition to the list thanks to the omnipresence of the internet that boosts egos and celebrity fever and also to the relentless stalking that platforms operate on us. They say commercial fishermen destroy the oceans, but I think people buying and eating fish are the real culprits. Same with the vlogging. Blaming the hardworking bluecollars of the camera for our inevitable loss of intelligence and taste is a form of hypocrisy. The basic idea here is that a group of "angels" pay upfront for a product that involve a lot of work and investment and that then anybody else can see for free on youtube. So far I haven't met many of those in the real world, just a couple, and not the superstars. Because the videos were not paying off they were also resolving to other forms of hustle to keep the finance in check. The internet makes it a bigger phenomenon than it is in real life and yet, because homo sapiens is mainly here to mimic other homo sapiens, the number of people who try is increasing, as it's wonderfully documented in this thread. (Thank you guys for keeping an eye out). Having no real world working skills or financial assets seems to be a good enough reason to try this way, even if the odds of financial solvence are pretty slim. It only seems to pay off to the ones at the very top but with a cost in hours of work and focus on their public image that hinders a little bit the idea of traveling for fun, and to take themselves not too seriously. Grifters and visionaries It takes guts to be in this group. We are looking at a very elite of individuals that are willing to sail no matter what. To conquer donors and enablers they need a higher purpose or a big challenge and also to look as as clueless trainwrecks doomed to fail as possible. Stubborness and willingness to go down to the lowest possible points of human dignity seem to help as well. This is only for the very motivated ones, like Rimas and very few others. The good thing is that you don't have to put any money in it.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Hard headed fuck you all the cucaracha of the sea is alive! I would love to see who's the first denier to bitch about Rimas...
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    Origami Boat Thread

    And with him the fun
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    SCIENCE!

    Fuck you. Now I am enjoying sailing but in few years I am planning to move up on the Alps and grow coffee. They already started to grow olives up high.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Social justice in the face of disaster. The hurricane leveled the institutions put there to grant social order. Now there is nothing to put poor people in their place and they all mix up. This is temporary though, that's why they are looting the shit out of it while it lasts.
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    SCIENCE!

    I'd love to read some scientic publications that link tropical storm development and global warming. Please help.