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I think it is interesting that the soap opera aspect of the films is as/more important than the sailing or the locations/

fascinating I think

the desire for the films to be up to date is also important.

thanks for your thoughts

 

so Jenx - what is to be - cat as big as a badminton court

or an elegant  ocean crossing monohull with a 5 foot draft and teak decks that stretch to the sunset

a fixer upper or a keyturn ready bavmobile

 

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3 minutes ago, dylan winter said:

I think it is interesting that the soap opera aspect of the films is as/more important than the sailing or the locations/

fascinating I think

the desire for the films to be up to date is also important.

thanks for your thoughts

 

so Jenx - what is to be - cat as big as a badminton court

or an elegant  ocean crossing monohull with a 5 foot draft and teak decks that stretch to the sunset

 

D

Dylan, I can't say I am qualified to answer that question, never having been on a monohull and only once on a cat where drinking was the biggest priority.  I can say that from the videos we've watched my wife has made the comment that if we ever bought a boat she would want a catamaran because of the perceived smoother ride.  Not sure it would have to be as big as a badminton court, but again, we are far from knowledgeable on different sizes and available boats.  

As to your first point, I do think locations are important, at least in the beginning when watching these.  The actual sailing and the technical aspect of it at least to me, the non-sailor, is the least important part.  Don't get me wrong, I've learned a lot about sailing from watching, but my "a lot" doesn't hold a candle to what you guys here know.  It's comparative.  I think I know enough that if I were on a boat and someone started teaching me, I'd start to remember what I have seen/heard and start to pick it up a little more quickly than if I went in cold.  But until that happens, I'll never know.  But the idea of sailing and exploring does intrigue me.  As does scuba diving.  There is a blue water quarry less than 5 miles from my house and I am seriously considering taking the class and getting my certification before going to Hawaii.  It will boil down in the next few weeks, whether I can justify the extra expense on top of everything else Maui related.  But I would definitely like to become PADI certified at some point.

I've even looked into sailing vacations briefly.  There are companies available that sail out of the US and British Virgin Isles, St. Martin, etc. where you can  book one of the cabins for a full week for $3-$4k that includes food, drink, snorkeling, diving, etc.  That may seem expensive, but it's no worse than going to an All-Inclusive place such as Sandals in the Caribbean for a week.  It's a thought and perhaps a way to get a taste of a week on a boat with sails between islands.  But Hawaii is next, so that would be at least a year away if we choose to pursue that option. Maybe there is something better...  

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LaVagabonde - Dylan, this one in my mind is more about the story/lifestyle than anything else.  For us, watching from the beginning was the key.  Seeing how their story has developed over time keeps us interested even though now, with a baby they are basically hanging out in the Bahamas.  Granted, I'd love to be able to do that myself.  I've been to Nassau and Atlantis, but those were Cruise Ship excursions so it wasn't really experiencing The Bahamas.   I know that's not your cup of tea, but if it makes you feel any better, I have ZERO interest in hanging out with pigs at beaches there.  :)

Having watched LaVagabonde from the beginning, I believe in the authenticity of their story.  The quick rundown for those that may not know....   He saved up and bought a boat (Italy, I think).  Learned to sail it around the Mediterranean and met Elayna.  Invited her along and they've been sailing since.  At first he had no interest in videos and she had to convince him to make some for family.  Exactly how they built such a following early on, I'm not sure.  It is obvious that they have learned the skills to make great videos and how to gain viewers from thumbnails to footage.  They got some fairly early publicity in Australia and I am sure that helped.  Elayna being attractive certainly made a difference.  It's obvious that it has turned into a production and they feed that.  But their success is about their story and lifestyle.  It's why they can get away with sharing recipe ideas, what it's like to fix and eat a meal on a boat, etc.  Their Boat Life series is definitely geared toward non-sailing types, yet they are gaining viewers and Patrons.  Their Sailing Guide which was widely made fun of here, is named A Sailing Guide for Beginners and is certainly not designed to be a comprehensive book on sailing.  I haven't read it, but I get its purpose and I also get why people with the experience of everyone here would scoff at it.  

Maybe it is just me, but I think what they provide is excellent and I see them as good people.  I have no issue with the fact they are no a "product" as much as two people on a boat.  I'm not sure if I would watch if I was just starting and picking up current videos.  To me, it's about do I like the people and want to know what their doing.... or as mentioned with Delos, is there something else that holds my attention.  LaVag couldn't start where they are today and build the following they have.  They could gain viewership but starting from their beginnings just makes sense.  Another thing that has helped them (in a big way, IMO) is inviting patrons to join them on the boat.  It gives Patrons reason to stick around and engages them with their Patrons.  I think it's ingenious.  If they aren't charging the Patrons and just inviting select ones aboard is that really any difference than just inviting friends to join them for a few days?  I see it as a way to expand and grow and it seems to have worked.  

I get why some may not like them or not be appreciative of their success.  But I don't see them as fake as some people may.  But to borrow a phrase from Dylan, I say Goodonem! (did I get that right?)

 

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Ultimately, of all the videos I have seen, including the ones I have not followed (yet), I believe the people in them genuinely care about the ocean and its life within, care about the planet in general and I have learned to appreciate that.  Being from the Midwest (10+ hours from the closest coast), none of that crossed my mind much growing up.  I never gave a second thought about straws, plastic bags, etc.  Or even cared whether a specific fish was endangered and survived.  The consciousness of how the earth and life on it is intertwined never really was a concern.  We ate meat, drank beer, mixed in a vegetable or two and lived in the "world" around us.  

Along with getting older in general, my view of the world has certainly expanded.  Watching and following these folks on YouTube has blown that up even more.  My awareness and desire to visit new places is greater than ever.  Again some of that comes with age too.  But I am different than many people, though I think there are a lot of people in this world similar.  Until about 6-7 years ago, I had never taken a full week vacation in my adult life (I'm 51).  Most of my "vacations" were 3-4 day weekends, going to the beach, flying to Chicago or New Orleans or something like that.  My parents took the whole family on a cruise to Key West and The Bahamas.  We enjoyed it and thought we would do more cruises.  Then we got married in Jamaica and did the All-Inclusive Sandals thing.  Followed that with an all-inclusive trip to Cancun.  Figured all-inclusives in the Caribbean would be our go-to from there.  Now we have the opportunity to go to Maui and chose to rent a condo rather than pay for a hotel.  Really looking forward to that and to exploring much of the Island.  Now we could see ourselves on a sailboat exploring.  Will that ever happen I don't know.  But it's interesting to me that our interests have changed very quickly.  We are still warm weather, blue water types.  But places like Corsica and areas in the Mediterranean at least have me thinking about new places.  My parents are going to Alaska next week.  I have zero interest in cold weather, but can appreciate the beauty places farther north provide.  Who knows where we will go 5 or 10 years from now?

But I can safely say that while I am far different than any of you that have spent significant time in coastal areas or on a sailboat, watching these videos has certainly opened my eyes to something different and I'm intrigued.  I'm more aware of the environment, think of recycling and use of plastics actively now, am really interested in learning to scuba and seeing what is under the surface and at least in a way would like to be more like you guys and experience similar things.  

But I do think there are a ton of people out there similar to me in many ways that may never get to that point, but can appreciate a good story and the allure of the water, beaches and nature's beauty.

 

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6 hours ago, Panoramix said:

He pretends to try to go upwind whereas his sails aren't even trimmed to go upwind!

I wasn't there so it's easy to judge but I couldn't really tell what the problem was? Seas were pretty sloppy but he seemed to have a good 10 knots or so of wind

Was he just worried about entering the anchorage under sail?

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4 hours ago, Jenx34 said:

  Exactly how they built such a following early on, I'm not sure.  It is obvious that they have learned the skills to make great videos and how to gain viewers from thumbnails to footage.  They got some fairly early publicity in Australia and I am sure that helped. 
 

 

I think they were one of the first, if not THE first to have a sailing vlog that including two young attractive people in it

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But I can safely say that while I am far different than any of you that have spent significant time in coastal areas or on a sailboat, watching these videos has certainly opened my eyes to something different and I'm intrigued.  I'm more aware of the environment, think of recycling and use of plastics actively now, am really interested in learning to scuba and seeing what is under the surface and at least in a way would like to be more like you guys and experience similar things.  

That's great! I think we don't give enough credit to some of these vloggers for raising awareness about the problems the ocean is facing.

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On 7/26/2019 at 11:52 PM, Ajax said:

I've finally started watching your videos.  Better put your fire proof suit on...  ;)

Am I going to get flamed? :D

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19 hours ago, dylan winter said:

and old seadog is not happy

 

 

https://www.patreon.com/Adventuresofanoldseadog

 

To be honest I feel like Barry displays a shocking lack of seamanship in every video as of late. Half his instruments seem broken, his boat has not far short of a coral reef growing on her bottom, practically every sheet and halyard on the boat is frayed to shit, there's so much junk on deck you could fill a shipping container with it and his foresail seems to have been hanging by a thread since at least the Galapagos. I watched the episode above with some trepidation, having followed his pacific crossing.

What bothered me the most was that he has all these things that need doing on board, yet he claims he's moving islands because "he's bored" and "there's nothing to do". I know he said he needs to go to some bigger settlement to "do work" on his boat but scraping the bottom can be done anywhere, tidying up the deck can be done anywhere. Then he loses his engine saying he "knew it would happen eventually" (?????). He claims the gods shit up all his birthdays but I'd say he's blessed, not being upwind of that island when it happened since he seems unable to go to windward. He would have lost the boat for sure, especially since it took him three days to essentially cut a fuel line...

The nail in the coffin for me was when he said he'd radioed a local fishing vessel telling them his engine had cut out. From looking at the video the fishing vessel is clearly following him and keeping an eye on him (all their lights are pointed towards Barry for example) to make sure he's safe, whereupon he goes on a rant calling them "fishing a-holes" for essentially making sure he survives.

Sorry, rant over.

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6 minutes ago, Tylo said:

To be honest I feel like Barry displays a shocking lack of seamanship in every video as of late. Half his instruments seem broken, his boat has not far short of a coral reef growing on her bottom, practically every sheet and halyard on the boat is frayed to shit, there's so much junk on deck you could fill a shipping container with it and his foresail seems to have been hanging by a thread since at least the Galapagos. I watched the episode above with some trepidation, having followed his pacific crossing.

What bothered me the most was that he has all these things that need doing on board, yet he claims he's moving islands because "he's bored" and "there's nothing to do". I know he said he needs to go to some bigger settlement to "do work" on his boat but scraping the bottom can be done anywhere, tidying up the deck can be done anywhere. Then he loses his engine saying he "knew it would happen eventually" (?????). He claims the gods shit up all his birthdays but I'd say he's blessed, not being upwind of that island when it happened since he seems unable to go to windward. He would have lost the boat for sure, especially since it took him three days to essentially cut a fuel line...

The nail in the coffin for me was when he said he'd radioed a local fishing vessel telling them his engine had cut out. From looking at the video the fishing vessel is clearly following him and keeping an eye on him (all their lights are pointed towards Barry for example) to make sure he's safe, whereupon he goes on a rant calling them "fishing a-holes" for essentially making sure he survives.

Sorry, rant over.

my gues is that he is short of cash

he only has 217 patrons - starting at $3 per film

I found sailing a 26 footer  in scotland too expensive to sustain - I assume sailing an elderly  40 footer across the planet is even more expensive

Dylan

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2 minutes ago, dylan winter said:

my gues is that he is short of cash

he only has 217 patrons - starting at $3 per film

I found sailing a 26 footer  in scotland too expensive to sustain - I assume sailing an elderly  40 footer across the planet is even more expensive

Dylan

Yes, that's entirely possible. He must get some kind of retirement money from the British government too, and have some savings. I really hope he didn't embark on this journey expecting youtube/patreon to pay for his adventure.

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Jenx,

if you want a fun sailing experience on Maui I'd recommend Paragon.  A relatively small boat, 47', around 20 passengers, and you always get some fun fast sailing on a performance catamaran.  It is not the typical fancy large catamaran booze cruise though they have booze and a nice spread of food.  The bigger snorkel/dive catamaran operations don't sail much, if at all.  Paragon might be a little more sporty or basic if you are used to fancy cruise ships or than you want for a first time on the ocean, ie its easier to get sea sick on a smaller boat but you can easily get sick on the bigger, ~70+' booze/snorkel cats too.  Like altitude sickness its hard to know if you will be affected.  There are preventative meds if you read up on it.   I don't recall any particular problems with other passengers the 4 or 5 times I've been out with Paragon but I'm sure a few folks might have been a little queazy.  On the definite plus, Paragon's all day cruise has a wonderful exclusive stop on Lanai where you can snorkel or scuba plus have a couple hours to walk 15 minutes across the isthmus to a wonderful bay for a swim, likely with the amazing spinner dolphins.  Take the provided swim fins and masks on that walk.  If the dolphins are in (~%50 of the time in my experience) it is a magical experience, even from the shore.  I have no connection with Paragon, I just love their fun fast boat and itinerary.  I'd recommend getting your open water dive at home so you can then enjoy the diving aspect of Maui.  Rent a car and drive to Hana or they have mini tours buses if you like that kind of thing.  Then you can drive up the volcano for a fantastic view and experience.  There are tours for all of this if you want, we just like to do our own thing with a car and the guide book from my fellow Husky, Rick Steves.  Have fun.

PS:  its interesting to read your impression of this thread's subject.  

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5 hours ago, dylan winter said:

my gues is that he is short of cash

he only has 217 patrons - starting at $3 per film

I found sailing a 26 footer  in scotland too expensive to sustain - I assume sailing an elderly  40 footer across the planet is even more expensive

Dylan

I fear that loneliness is having a toll on him and that his thinking is muddled. He has sailed half a circumnavigation, by now he should be able to trim a jib to go to windward.

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1 hour ago, Panoramix said:

I fear that loneliness is having a toll on him and that his thinking is muddled. He has sailed half a circumnavigation, by now he should be able to trim a jib to go to windward.

I was thinking along similar lines. 

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14 hours ago, Zora said:

Am I going to get flamed? :D

Nah, I'm just teasing. It's good so far.  The boat itself is interesting. I've only just dipped my toe in,  so I don't have a well formed opinion yet. 

Plus,  it's sailing season here so I am trying to sail instead of watching other people sail. 

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On 7/27/2019 at 7:33 AM, t.rex said:

 

It is time to start planking Arabella! This moment has been a long time coming and we are thrilled to be able to finally start this process. It does mean a bit of a learning curve though, so we had our friend Thad Danielson come back to the boat yard and help us through the process of marking out the starboard side garboard plank. The garboard plank is maybe the most important plank on the boat as it ties the frames down to the centerline. This is the place in the boat that is under some of the most strain. As the hull is buoyed up, the ballast and center line are trying to sink to the bottom of the ocean. Due to these two strains working against each other, many boats start to split right in this area and spring leaks. Therefore it is best to try to fit the largest and strongest garboard plank possible. We work with Thad to get this plank marked out by using a spiling batten and learn a new skill that we will be able to put to good use throughout the rest of the planking process.

Boat porn of the absolute highest order!

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13 hours ago, dylan winter said:

my gues is that he is short of cash

he only has 217 patrons - starting at $3 per film

I found sailing a 26 footer  in scotland too expensive to sustain - I assume sailing an elderly  40 footer across the planet is even more expensive

Dylan

To the extent that a shakeout may be happening with the various YouTube sailing channels, I'd guess that simply running out of money is a major part of it.  There can only be very few channels successful enough to sustain year round sailing ops and a comfortable subsistence off of Patreon like Delos and La Vagabonde, and even Delos, before they became big, started out with a schedule of stopping for periods to work and build the sailing kitty back up if I recall from their early videos.  I'm sure a lot of the channels with small viewership are making little if any money at all, and if they didn't have a plan to stop sailing and make money at certain intervals then I'm sure most are running up against cash flow issues.

How many of the sailing vloggers do in fact state a plan or schedule for making money outside of Patreon?  I know the Sailing Frenchman did, and Holly Martin did at least initially even though she's on Patreon now.

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I understand that some of the younger couples who throw themselves into it with little to no plan may run out of money but I struggle to see how a retired single guy from the UK could. Surely he would have savings to cover the cruise, surely he would have some kind of retiree income? Last but certainly not least, surely someone who has so many years of life experience would have made some kind of financial plan before setting off?

In any case the boat is in catastrophic shape and in my opinion he's putting himself at serious risk sailing it. Again, what if he had been upwind of that island when the engine had failed? I'm not even going to get into doing an ocean crossing, in 2019, single-handed without investing in some kind of sat-comms, even if he only pays subscriptions for his crossings.

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17 hours ago, Troglodytarum said:

 

 

 Poor Valentina.  She's so poor she can't even afford a bathing suit that fits.

Sad.

 

How on earth do all these singlehanded sailors, no matter how creepy, seem to find attractive ladies to come and sail with them? Where on earth are they meeting these people? I spent most of last year sailing up to alaska and down to Mexico singlehanded and I think the number of people I met anyone under 50 I could count on the fingers of both hands, let alone near my age and single

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28 minutes ago, alctel said:

How on earth do all these singlehanded sailors, no matter how creepy, seem to find attractive ladies to come and sail with them? Where on earth are they meeting these people? I spent most of last year sailing up to alaska and down to Mexico singlehanded and I think the number of people I met anyone under 50 I could count on the fingers of both hands, let alone near my age and single

I posted that info earlier.  They are using a crew finding website.  Seems to work.

https://www.crewbay.com/crew/recreational

Lots of options there.

 

 

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Here are some examples:

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Ah, that explains it, thanks. 

Seems super dodgy though, having someone you never met fly over to sail with you for a while! I definitely wouldn't risk it.

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35 minutes ago, alctel said:

How on earth do all these singlehanded sailors, no matter how creepy, seem to find attractive ladies to come and sail with them? Where on earth are they meeting these people? I spent most of last year sailing up to alaska and down to Mexico singlehanded and I think the number of people I met anyone under 50 I could count on the fingers of both hands, let alone near my age and single

Or

https://www.findacrew.net/en/

Just screen the people who apply to sail on your boat for < 30 and are fit AF.

Apparently you'll just get tonnes of replies if you have an operation better than a tinny.

My best mate has joined a few people and told me about it, to which I just found the site pretty comical, most of the boats were single guys looking for women to join them. There was some hilariously seedy shit.

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Ah, that explains it.

Seems super dodgy though, having someone you never met fly over to sail with you for a while! I definitely wouldn't risk it.

The sites do some sort of screening, but it's pretty negligible, I mean is it much different to using the internet to get a stranger to give you a lift for pocket-change? Oh sorry I mean Uber.

But then again what are the risks?... Only about 3% of people have actual mental issues, so 97/100 times you invite a stranger to live on your boat with you, they won't murder you in your sleep and steal your most prize possession. I get that you wouldn't risk it... but how does that stack up when you are an older gentleman who hasn't slept with a hot woman in 30 years and has the chance to be forced to live with one in a shoe-box for 4 weeks?

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Single guys looking for women who want to sail doesnt seem seedy to me if they are upfront about it.   Sailors need love too.  :D

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7 hours ago, alctel said:

How on earth do all these singlehanded sailors, no matter how creepy, seem to find attractive ladies to come and sail with them? Where on earth are they meeting these people? I spent most of last year sailing up to alaska and down to Mexico singlehanded and I think the number of people I met anyone under 50 I could count on the fingers of both hands, let alone near my age and single

I wouldn't use the Youtube thumbnail in your post as a valid example of an attractive woman "having fun" with a skeevy geezer.  The woman in the thumbnail appears rigid and uncomfortable, like a hostage. "Blink twice if he's holding you against your will!"

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2 hours ago, Ajax said:

I wouldn't use the Youtube thumbnail in your post as a valid example of an attractive woman "having fun" with a skeevy geezer.  The woman in the thumbnail appears rigid and uncomfortable, like a hostage. "Blink twice if he's holding you against your will!"

You know, because of the implication.

 

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OMG, that's horrible.

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didn't watch it but given the source i'm sure it is indeed horrible.  i like the show generally but man-oh-man they can overdo the cringe factor.

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So if I name my next boat "IMPLICATION" does that mean that there is that sort of implication implied?

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47 minutes ago, chester said:

didn't watch it but given the source i'm sure it is indeed horrible.  i like the show generally but man-oh-man they can overdo the cringe factor.

If you generally like the show, you really should watch the clip. It's one of their better cringe dialogues and the comedic timing is perfect.

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On 7/25/2019 at 2:06 AM, dylan winter said:

but this guy says he is going to fix his lovely Italian Yacht 

 

and it is indeed a lovely thing

 

not sure it needs fixing but at least he wears his hat on back to front - which is a good thing

 

I saw the first part o this series, its a shame what he did to the cockpit. Should have restored it as original

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1 hour ago, Mark Set said:

I saw the first part o this series, its a shame what he did to the cockpit. Should have restored it as original

I actually am a follower of him because he builds awesome cars.  That is what he actually does.  The boat thing was kinda off in left field.  He has never owned a boat in his life, never drove one, never did anything with boats his whole life.   lol.   But, good on him, I guess.    He seems like a candidate to do home depot fixes on his boat.  It is a nice boat.  I agree that bring it back to original is the correct move from a value standpoint, but, he doesn't care.  He knows what he wants and will make it.  He fabricates cars from wrecks and some from scratch.  :D

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2 hours ago, Mark Set said:

I saw the first part o this series, its a shame what he did to the cockpit. Should have restored it as original

the boat thing is his second most popular film 3.2 million views

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl4-WBRqWA2MlxmZorKOV7w/videos?view=0&amp;sort=p&amp;flow=grid

watch out mads and sampson - the pros are after your viewers

D

this is his most popular film

4.9 million

 

this is mads most popular film

 

 

239,000 views

 

sampson best

 

530,000 views

 

D

 

 

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On 7/28/2019 at 4:31 AM, eric1207 said:

Jenx,

if you want a fun sailing experience on Maui I'd recommend Paragon.  A relatively small boat, 47', around 20 passengers, and you always get some fun fast sailing on a performance catamaran.  It is not the typical fancy large catamaran booze cruise though they have booze and a nice spread of food.  The bigger snorkel/dive catamaran operations don't sail much, if at all.  Paragon might be a little more sporty or basic if you are used to fancy cruise ships or than you want for a first time on the ocean, ie its easier to get sea sick on a smaller boat but you can easily get sick on the bigger, ~70+' booze/snorkel cats too.  Like altitude sickness its hard to know if you will be affected.  There are preventative meds if you read up on it.   I don't recall any particular problems with other passengers the 4 or 5 times I've been out with Paragon but I'm sure a few folks might have been a little queazy.  On the definite plus, Paragon's all day cruise has a wonderful exclusive stop on Lanai where you can snorkel or scuba plus have a couple hours to walk 15 minutes across the isthmus to a wonderful bay for a swim, likely with the amazing spinner dolphins.  Take the provided swim fins and masks on that walk.  If the dolphins are in (~%50 of the time in my experience) it is a magical experience, even from the shore.  I have no connection with Paragon, I just love their fun fast boat and itinerary.  I'd recommend getting your open water dive at home so you can then enjoy the diving aspect of Maui.  Rent a car and drive to Hana or they have mini tours buses if you like that kind of thing.  Then you can drive up the volcano for a fantastic view and experience.  There are tours for all of this if you want, we just like to do our own thing with a car and the guide book from my fellow Husky, Rick Steves.  Have fun.

PS:  its interesting to read your impression of this thread's subject.  

Thanks for the suggestion. I knew   I looked at Sail Maui/Paragon and saved it, along with a few others.  We've done a ton of research and have a long list of things we want to do and see.  I'm sure there will be things that end up missing.  But we will have a car and are staying in a condo in Ma'alaea, so we'll be right by the harbor.  We'll make final decisions on everything as we get closer but Paragon was one I initially liked.  Had thought about doing the Molokini Snorkel Trip, but I'll look into Lanai as well. The Road to Hana is definite.  My wife did it 15-20 years ago.  I've never been to Hawaii so it will all be new to me.  

 

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They sound and look like ex-BBC folks. 

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10 minutes ago, IStream said:

They sound and look like ex-BBC folks. 

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DescriptionWe have sold our house in the UK and moved aboard our boat. She is a classic cutter rigged 48 foot Hans Christian, a very strong blue water boat more than capable of sailing around the world. Just hope we are! We are professional documentary filmmakers working for the BBC and many other TV stations around the world. Broadcasters arn't interested in commissioning sailing programs these days though so we are launching our channel on-line. Sailing Fair Isle is aiming to be more than just a Vlog showing our travels. It will be a travelog, but also a documentary style show with proper content and broadcast technical standards. That's the plan anyway, lets see how it goes.

 

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7:00am local time and I just finished my coffee. I think I'll go back to bed. The day can only go downhill from here.

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2 hours ago, Sailing ceil 3 said:

https://youtu.be/0kgY_qW5Isc

 

Sailing Ceil 3 at the "Isles of Scilly"

 

Been a delay with content due to refit

We heard you the first time.

Maybe if you spent less on bike rental you could afford a decent camera?

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Drenched are starting to pick up speed, style and audience

 

 

 

these people are much cooler than Brian and his burgeonng bump

 la vag  get more hits and patrons now they have a baby

so

Ran and Delos have one on the way.too - maybe those developments will be good for hits

I think it is time announce  that I am also expecting.

Dylan

PS

however, at 38 secs Drenched say  they say they are a charity

5013c.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/501(c)(3)_organization

tax free sailing then

so are Delos/La Vag and Ran also running charity operations? What about Mads and Sampson?

what about the ever popular sailing ceill 3?

 

 

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Re: 501(c)

I've become aware that a number of small "farms" near me have become tax-free "charitable institutions."  They bring in a horde of urban kids every summer (enthusiastic, but not too bright) to do manual labor as unpaid "interns."  Some of them even pay for the privilege.  Give them a few minutes of inspiring hippy-dippy nonsense about morally-superior magical farming philosophies before bed.  Sell the produce to pretentious Portlandia restaurants at 10x the normal price.  

I am only bitter about this because I didn't think of it first.  (Or if I did, never thought I'd get away with it.)

Um... how does the US tax code work for a boat operating in the South Pacific?  

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I think Drenched could also be called the Ugly-Ass Hair Gang. 

Half of them need to be shorn and all of them need to scrub with soap and shampoo. 

I can smell the BO and patchouli oil from here.

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13 hours ago, dylan winter said:

however, at 38 secs Drenched say  they say they are a charity

5013c.

Not according to the IRS list of charitable organizations or Guidestar are they on the list of 501(c)(3)s. So thats......shady...

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2 hours ago, Israel Hands said:

I think Drenched could also be called the Ugly-Ass Hair Gang. 

Half of them need to be shorn and all of them need to scrub with soap and shampoo. 

I can smell the BO and patchouli oil from here.

for me they serve to remind me of those first few dawns while of passage...... not the dull grey north sea types  but the soaring skies of the good ones we have all experienced

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There is a fine art to planking a boat and we certainly are learning that by putting on Arabella's Garboard. This is one of the hardest planks to fit, but that just means it is a perfect test for us to learn the intricacies of planking. Arabella is going to have oak garboards and broadstrakes before we switch over to cedar for most of the rest of her planking. Not only are these bottom strakes a bit difficult to fit, but the fact that they are thick oak boards just makes it that much more challenging. We needed all the clamps we could muster and a few tricks along the way. Including getting some car jacks in play. In the end, the garboard bent into place and we are very happy with how it fit. This is going to be one solid plank and give us some serious confidence out on the ocean going through storms. We also finally get to start seeing some of Arabella's shape coming through, which is really a big treat after so much hard work.

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Our friend Barry seems to be in a much better mindset now:

 

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On 8/2/2019 at 6:12 PM, dylan winter said:

meanwhile two escapee phone sanitizers  from golgafrincham emote mildly

 

 

https://hitchhikers.fandom.com/wiki/Golgafrincham

 

What is a "phone sanitizer?"

I like these two precisely BECAUSE they mildly emote.  They don't try to leverage routine shit into false drama and they don't parade the wife on deck nude, for clicks. I find the Mediterranean scenery rugged and interesting.

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42 minutes ago, Ajax said:

What is a "phone sanitizer?"

 

Hitchhiker's Guide reference (see Dylan's link). In which primeval Earth was populated not by evolved monkeys, but by a ship of crash-landed mediocrities from the planet Golgafrincham. Tho it should be noted, the ideal Platonic society left behind when Golgafrincham deported all its dullards was killed off by an unsanitized telephone, so boring people have their place on YouTube too. ;) 

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Ack - lost me at septum ring.  Those things are for people who want to be led around by the nose.

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3 hours ago, IStream said:

Well, two out of three anyway.

"Crazy-sexy"? Or "Crazy, sexy"? I need to know before I click that link. 

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16 minutes ago, Diarmuid said:

"Crazy-sexy"? Or "Crazy, sexy"? I need to know before I click that link. 

Killing%20Eve%20pyjamas.jpg?quality=80&w

the latter (if you can convince yourself that anyone with a septum ring is sexy).

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17 minutes ago, Diarmuid said:

"Crazy-sexy"? Or "Crazy, sexy"? I need to know before I click that link. 

Killing%20Eve%20pyjamas.jpg?quality=80&w

Neither. Naked-crazy or Naked, crazy.

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15 minutes ago, IStream said:

Neither. Naked-crazy or Naked, crazy.

Hwoof. I always say, "Just because she got no clothes on dunnin't mean she hasn't got a large knife about her person."

Speaking here urgently and from experience.

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16 minutes ago, Israel Hands said:

the latter (if you can convince yourself that anyone with a septum ring is sexy).

My sweet summer child -- on the scale of off-putting piercings, a septum ring is hardly on the freakshow map.  There's body mods that make sex sound like a box of pot lids dropped down a fire escape.:o

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2 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

Is a nose ring (septum ring) when on display on a boat not known as a fairlead?

Twing. "Move aft a couple feet, Rhonda -- we need to open the luff."

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2 hours ago, Sailing ceil 3 said:

https://youtu.be/znSUTfDPqbM

 

YouTubes only proper sailing channel

 

 

Buy an ad here, or just head to Pornhub etc. 

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8 minutes ago, Diarmuid said:

My sweet summer child -- on the scale of off-putting piercings, a septum ring is hardly on the freakshow map.  There's body mods that make sex sound like a box of pot lids dropped down a fire escape.:o

That’s only going to keep the nearby boats at anchor awake. 

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All I can think of is that old poem The Owl and the Pussycat

”with a ring on the end of his nose his nose his nose”

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2 hours ago, Israel Hands said:

All I can think of is that old poem The Owl and the Pussycat

”with a ring on the end of his nose his nose his nose”

Sailing related!

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These days, they'd vlog the whole elopement.

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14 hours ago, Diarmuid said:

Sailing related!

owlpussycat.jpg

These days, they'd vlog the whole elopement.

One assumes the Piggy-wig in the Wood would come swimming after them were they vlogging it...

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28 minutes ago, jewingiv said:

One assumes the Piggy-wig in the Wood would come swimming after them were they vlogging it...

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two very working class brits with two ugly dogs sail some-where.

at one point during a four day  crossing they were filming two resting pigeons drinking water and  say they have not filmed anything because nothing happened - the pigeons were the highlight of the trip

 

 

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No girls and no heat but two men sailing a wooden ketch (that the skipper built himself) back to NZ.  Across the Tasman in light conditions with good weather routing.

Crewman is a professional videographer with some other nice sailing content on his Vimeo channel.

I couldn't get Firefox to play this, something to do with  flashplayer, I used Chrome. 

https://vimeo.com/347166829

 

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32 minutes ago, MikeJohns said:

No girls and no heat but two men sailing a wooden ketch (that the skipper built himself) back to NZ.  Across the Tasman in light conditions with good weather routing.

Crewman is a professional videographer with some other nice sailing content on his Vimeo channel.

I couldn't get Firefox to play this, something to do with  flashplayer, I used Chrome. 

https://vimeo.com/347166829 

 

This looks good, thanks. I'll watch in its entirety when I have time.

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9 hours ago, MikeJohns said:

No girls and no heat but two men sailing a wooden ketch (that the skipper built himself) back to NZ.  Across the Tasman in light conditions with good weather routing.

Crewman is a professional videographer with some other nice sailing content on his Vimeo channel.

I couldn't get Firefox to play this, something to do with  flashplayer, I used Chrome. 

https://vimeo.com/347166829

 

that was good and it ran fine on my firefox

steady camera, no hyping, well written vo, no wind noise

makes me want to go to tasmania

 

 

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4 hours ago, dylan winter said:

that was good and it ran fine on my firefox

steady camera, no hyping, well written vo, no wind noise

makes me want to go to tasmania

 

 

Funny firefox won't have a bar of it for me, apparently a known issue on some systems.

We met Peter of Tamariki a couple of times, lovely chap getting quietly on with doing what most people only dream about...

Come south Dylan.   If you do we can find some free accommodation for you and I’ll even take you  around  one of the Great Southern Capes, weather permitting .  

 

 

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26 minutes ago, MikeJohns said:

Funny firefox won't have a bar of it for me, apparently a known issue on some systems.

We met Peter of Tamariki a couple of times, lovely chap getting quietly on with doing what most people only dream about...

Come south Dylan.   If you do we can find some free accommodation for you and I’ll even take you  around  one of the Great Southern Capes, weather permitting .  

 

 

thanks for the offer MJ

I doubt that I will ever see the southern cross again...

got a few capes to do up here....

D

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15 hours ago, MikeJohns said:

No girls and no heat but two men sailing a wooden ketch (that the skipper built himself) back to NZ.  Across the Tasman in light conditions with good weather routing.

Crewman is a professional videographer with some other nice sailing content on his Vimeo channel.

I couldn't get Firefox to play this, something to do with  flashplayer, I used Chrome. 

https://vimeo.com/347166829

 

Very good!  An hour well spent.

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This little boat may be for sale before it completes its first RTW leg

 

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there is a lot of wisdom here

 

two vids a week posted

 

they work hard

they think about things

 

the woman is chinese, the  bloke with the fixed stare  is northern English  - they are heading south

 

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It's on to the port side Garboard! We wanted to show a little bit more detail on what goes into installing these big planks. It can be a little bit of a fight to get them to fit just right. This one also had a little imperfection that needed to be dealt with before installation. We have some pretty amazing lumber to choose from in our piles, but there isn't always the perfect piece for the job. There happened to be one small knot in this garboard plank that we didn't want to include. To get rid of this, Steve cut it out and fit in a graving piece in it's place. With that fixed and the plank ready to be bolted on, we ran up a bit short on time as the 2019 WoodenBoat Show was that weekend. We took a couple days break and spent some time with friends around boats. We also attended talks by two of our friends. Andrew Guest who is restoring Rosalind (https://www.patreon.com/restoringrosa...). We mentioned him previously when he helped us pick up a Bridgeport milling machine and Seneca Falls metal lathe that were donated to us, and we sent him home with Victoria's old diesel for Rosalind. We also attended Sailcargo's talk by our friend Danielle Doggett (Director of Sailcargo). If you haven't heard of them, you should check them out. They are building a 148ft schooner in Costa Rica to use as a sail cargo ship along routes up and down the west coast of the Americas. Get more information here: https://www.sailcargo.org/ And if you are interested in supporting, they are looking for investors! We are steadily moving forward in the planking process. Next up will be the broadstrakes and as we move up there will be a couple more things to tackle before we can finish the planking process. Stay tuned and thank you for all the support!

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On 8/7/2019 at 1:10 AM, dylan winter said:

that was good and it ran fine on my firefox

steady camera, no hyping, well written vo, no wind noise

makes me want to go to tasmania

 

 

Well shot, looks like "real cruising" and yes, I want to see Tasmania, she looks beautiful. well done.  

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13 hours ago, dylan winter said:

meanwhile

seasickness is threatening this humble project

 

Dylan, see the clip 5 posts above. She seemed stricken with seasickness when honestly the seas didn't look that bad. He's talking about how rough it is, but that may be out of empathy and concern for her. I think she's seasick every time they leave port.

Maybe things will level out on the open ocean swells. Or maybe the little boat isn't very seakindly.  Stay tuned.

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