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How about a list of the 'best of all the rest' in one place?  Videos with (as much as I love 'em) less emphasis on bikinis, and more on good film making, imagery, or quality sailing/cruising related information. Videos with high signal to noise, and little to no pandering. Are there many out there?

Of course, there's our own highly-regarded Dylan at KTL

Looking for others, though, like this one I ran across today. The guy has only done one video but it is better than most, IMO. No speaking, just imagery and music. YT username "Pandorak" , Sailing solo to the Faroe Islands

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Look for 'Christian Williams' on YouTube. Did a couple CA to HI and back videos. Well done with a touch of philosophy and and pleasant timbre to the narration. No bikinis but a couple nice Ericsons.

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Roam said:

Look for 'Christian Williams' on YouTube. Did a couple CA to HI and back videos. Well done with a touch of philosophy and and pleasant timbre to the narration. No bikinis but a couple nice Ericsons.

 

 

 

And he has great taste in music.

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I agree. Christian Williams makes decent vids but he's not very prolific. That's ok, I prefer quality over quantity.

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He has a great video of he and his family Sailing from the New Jersey shore to New England and back in the early 60’s when he was a boy

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3 hours ago, Sail4beer said:

He has a great video of he and his family Sailing from the New Jersey shore to New England and back in the early 60’s when he was a boy

That's a great one. 

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Beautiful Herreshoff 

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Also on Amazon Prime I found this:  "Following Seas", a biographical film about the sailing life of the Griffith family who sailed everywhere long before the age of YouTube, EPIRBs and GPS.  Pretty remarkable people, definitely marched to a different drummer.

https://www.amazon.com/Following-Seas-Tyler-J-Kelley/dp/B075FX7MGD/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1529555430&sr=1-1&keywords=following+seas

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I enjoy Guido Dwersteg's journey from Koblenz, Germany around the Atlantic in his Bavaria 32-Holiday. The video's cover the trip from Fehmarn (GER) to Grenada in the Caribbean via the Canary Islands.

Dwersteg is just an average sailor who gives a nice description of his trip and the places he visited.


Website (English)
http://www.guidosailing.com


Website (In German but has losts more video's)
http://törn.de


YouTube Channel
http://www.guidosailing.com/guido-on-youtube
 

Here is the Episode 1 - Fehmarn (GER) to Roscoff (F)

 

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Without doubt, at the top of my list for good cruising videos is Free Range Sailing. They do go on a bit about Australian Aboriginal art in some of the early videos, as well as a lot about fishing, but these are clearly their passions. They offer lots of DIY tips, from cooking to wind generator repair. They are good sailors cruising a path less traveled. Excellent production skills as well. The most recent episodes about free diving the Ashmore Reef are breathtaking. Highly recommended.

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Wow, thanks y'all - really enjoying some content I hadn't been exposed to before this. Great!!!:)

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Eric & Susan Hiscock's "Beyond the West Horizon."  The trailer can be viewed for free, but there is a fee to download the full video.

 

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Chasing Bubbles came up in my YouTube feed the other day.  So I watched the whole thing -- well worth it!  I had never heard of it before, but a few years ago I saw the boat for sale on Yachtworld -- a battered Fast Passage 39 with pen scrawlings all over the interior -- and wondered what the story was.

I wonder if anyone here knew Alex Rust.

 

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Sailing Uma is the best series I've found in the flavor of "lets fix up a boat and sail around the world".  They really get stuff done in the fixing things up department and are learning the sailing. 

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Erik Aanderaa and his Contessa 35 sail from Norway to Shetlands.

Single-handed.

In Winter.

And he takes a drone along...

He has to be on top of this list.

 

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These next 2 are older, so production values aren't quite what we've become used to seeing. That said - great stories both. :)

Ant Steward, around alone in an open boat:

 

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A couple of 1980 OSTAR contestants - "Singlehanders".
 

 

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8 hours ago, Alex W said:

Sailing Uma is the best series I've found in the flavor of "lets fix up a boat and sail around the world".  They really get stuff done in the fixing things up department and are learning the sailing. 

The kids were doing OK and had me interested through the first bunch of posts when they were re-powering with electric, installing a windvane, etc. Then they started over to the dark side of Patreon, getting into stupid beer-chugging competitions and such with other Patreon boats, Mexican medical tourism, and resort reviews, then they lost me.

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8 minutes ago, Jim in Halifax said:

The kids were doing OK and had me interested through the first bunch of posts when they were re-powering with electric, installing a windvane, etc. Then they started over to the dark side of Patreon, getting into stupid beer-chugging competitions and such with other Patreon boats, Mexican medical tourism, and resort reviews, then they lost me.

I saw the episode of medical tourism. I didn't care about the guy getting Lasik eye surgery but I was curious about the dental work. I've been curious about how cruisers outside the US keep up with routine medical maintenance without going broke.

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16 minutes ago, Ajax said:

I saw the episode of medical tourism. I didn't care about the guy getting Lasik eye surgery but I was curious about the dental work. I've been curious about how cruisers outside the US keep up with routine medical maintenance without going broke.

My impression is that everywhere outside the US, basic medical care is affordable. This is the opinion of a Canadian who is familiar with the situation in the US (my daughter lives there). I have friends in Maine who regularly travel to Canada for dental work. Unless you are really deep in the 3rd world, in most of the world you are going to find a trained medico who will patch you up for not a lot of dollars. Some exceptions apply. If I was going for a double lung transplant, I would want to be in a US hospital (if I had enough insurance). I fail to comprehend why a country like USA doesn't consider it is the state's duty to provide basic medical care to all its citizens.

Signed,

A Canuk Commie-pinko

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I also couldn't get enough of this story when I was a boy. It was a multi-episode series for German TV, this is the 20 minutes long 'trailer". Three guys rented a huge yacht and sailed it around the world for  two years in the early eighties. It is also a very nice documentary about nature and the different cultures they encountered. Very much a predecsessor of the Vagawynns, you have today.

Here is the Aspasia Alpha, now Tiziana:

Yacht%20TIZIANA%20by%20Abeking%20&%20Ras

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1 hour ago, Matagi said:

I also couldn't get enough of this story when I was a boy. It was a multi-episode series for German TV, this is the 20 minutes long 'trailer". Three guys rented a huge yacht and sailed it around the world for  two years in the early eighties. It is also a very nice documentary about nature and the different cultures they encountered. Very much a predecsessor of the Vagawynns, you have today.

Here is the Aspasia Alpha, now Tiziana:

Yacht%20TIZIANA%20by%20Abeking%20&%20Ras

blimey that was good

 

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2 hours ago, Jim in Halifax said:

The kids were doing OK and had me interested through the first bunch of posts when they were re-powering with electric, installing a windvane, etc. Then they started over to the dark side of Patreon, getting into stupid beer-chugging competitions and such with other Patreon boats, Mexican medical tourism, and resort reviews, then they lost me.

That's too bad.  I only watched stuff near the beginning (I only heard about it a few weeks ago, and have limited attention span for even good sailing cruising videos).

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Patrick Laine YouTube channel

Single hands a 40ft up and down western Europe. Very calm and even keeled guy.  Talks to the camera and explains why he is doing what he does

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Hey all

Well, I may be a bit biased, but I think the first video I did for our time in Isla Isabella, MX is pretty decent....

 

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4 hours ago, sfbaysailing said:

Hey all

Well, I may be a bit biased, but I think the first video I did for our time in Isla Isabella, MX is pretty decent....

 

Well, he showed us lots of boobies on his first post. Guess that makes it alright...

Nice foley work.

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Yes, a good first effort; particularly good production values. But the subject mattter...meh...much of a muchness. Now if he took his boat, cameras and drone to South Georgia or Patagonia...

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"Sailing Frenchman", starts at refit of his Ecume de Mer 24'er a bit over a year ago. There are a dozen episodes of that, another dozen sailing it & starting out, & now he is crossing the Atlantic. Pretty good production quality. Minimal bikinis, if any. So far at least.
 

 

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On 6/25/2018 at 8:38 PM, DialedN_07 said:

Patrick Laine YouTube channel

Single hands a 40ft up and down western Europe. Very calm and even keeled guy.  Talks to the camera and explains why he is doing what he does

Thank you for posting this, I really enjoy his video's!

Patrick Laine - You Tube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZSvXwSH6flqA0q_EEDDBQ

 

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On 6/28/2018 at 3:00 PM, CapnK said:

"Sailing Frenchman", starts at refit of his Ecume de Mer 24'er a bit over a year ago. There are a dozen episodes of that, another dozen sailing it & starting out, & now he is crossing the Atlantic. Pretty good production quality. Minimal bikinis, if any. So far at least.
 

 

Watched em' all and waiting for the newest upload.
Anyone else think he looks like Jim from the office? John Krazinski

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Please don’t see this post as a self promotion. There is no monetization in my You Tube channel. I do this for fun and to possibly help out other cruisers. This is a how to do it channel with information, where in the past, I have not been able to find much information on the topics. I got tired of watching stupid videos on say, “provisioning” only to see how many cases of beer one could put in a cart at the grocery store. No useful information…..so I started making videos in my spare time.  Hope these videos help someone:   www.youtube.com/patrickchildress    Go to the channel then click on "Videos" to see the list.

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Sea Change was the best I’ve ever seen, but they only did about a half dozen videos and it’s been a while since their last.

Ongoing I’ve seen them all, and my favorites are RAN Sailing 

 and the Sampson Boat Co/Tally Ho Project 

https://youtu.be/Q02EG5y4bBk

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Those are exactly my favorites too.

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On 6/20/2018 at 8:40 AM, CapnK said:

How about a list of the 'best of all the rest' in one place?  Videos with (as much as I love 'em) less emphasis on bikinis, and more on good film making, imagery, or quality sailing/cruising related information. Videos with high signal to noise, and little to no pandering. Are there many out there?

Of course, there's our own highly-regarded Dylan at KTL

Looking for others, though, like this one I ran across today. The guy has only done one video but it is better than most, IMO. No speaking, just imagery and music. YT username "Pandorak" , Sailing solo to the Faroe Islands

I haven’t watched it yet, but check out “Following Seas”.  Definitely not a bikini movie, even though the first frame of the trailer below suggests as much :-)  (Archival documentary film about the epic and pioneering high latitude and other voyages of Bob and Nancy Griffiths back in the ‘60s/‘70s - apparently has great old film footage.)

For background on their story, see 

and

https://www.cruisingclub.org/gulf-maine/event/following-seas-film-showing

 

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On 6/27/2018 at 2:18 PM, CapnK said:

Well, he showed us lots of boobies on his first post. Guess that makes it alright...

Nice foley work.

Ha ha, come on who else watched this based on the comment from CapnK? I know I’m not the only one 

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"The classic film of Frank Dye's sail from Scotland to Norway via the Faroes in his Wayfarer, Wanderer, a 16-foot open dinghy, a boat that is now in the British Maritime Museum."

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On 6/25/2018 at 2:12 PM, Ajax said:

I saw the episode of medical tourism. I didn't care about the guy getting Lasik eye surgery but I was curious about the dental work. I've been curious about how cruisers outside the US keep up with routine medical maintenance without going broke.

This response is not in relation to videos but to the question of Ajax. My wife and I have lived on a sailboat for the past 11 years, from the U.S. , and are currently in the Indian Ocean. I have VA benefits but it is far cheaper than airfare to pay for medical out of pocket and have work done in many of these foreign countries. We both had our eyes operated on for cataracts. it cost a total of $1,800 for each eye, in Penang, Malaysia. Anywhere we have been for general dental work, like a deep cleaning or general cleaning, it will cost from $15 to a top of $45. The $45 dollar cost was at the very expensive, French, island of Reunion where gasoline cost $6.88 per gallon. Yet the French medical is extremely reasonable.  There is something very broken with the U.S. health care system.

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12 minutes ago, Ontheotherside said:

This response is not in relation to videos but to the question of Ajax. My wife and I have lived on a sailboat for the past 11 years, from the U.S. , and are currently in the Indian Ocean. I have VA benefits but it is far cheaper than airfare to pay for medical out of pocket and have work done in many of these foreign countries. We both had our eyes operated on for cataracts. it cost a total of $1,800 for each eye, in Penang, Malaysia. Anywhere we have been for general dental work, like a deep cleaning or general cleaning, it will cost from $15 to a top of $45. The $45 dollar cost was at the very expensive, French, island of Reunion where gasoline cost $6.88 per gallon. Yet the French medical is extremely reasonable.  There is something very broken with the U.S. health care system.

Thanks. I guess I only have one remaining question- When abroad, how do you shop for trustworthy medical care? That is, how do you know where to go?  Local advice? A medical directory?

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Ajax, you would be surprised how modern and advanced some of these cities, like in Malaysia, are. Depending on where you are in S.E. Asia, the medical facilities rival that in the U.S.. One can do a Google search on different medical facilities and get some idea. The best initial information comes from other cruisers or a marina office. The marina office will often have a list of cruiser referred names. There are different Face Book groups covering the Pacific and Indian Ocean that someone in the U.S. could join and ask medical questions. 

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@Ontheotherside  Very cool, thanks.  I don't doubt that other nations can have comparable health care to the US, it's more my worry that as an "out of towner" I might be taken in by a disreputable firm or person. 

I doubt that I'll sail my boat in the Pacific but presumably similar referral lists and Facebook pages exist that cover the Atlantic and Caribbean.

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19 minutes ago, Ajax said:

@Ontheotherside  Very cool, thanks.  I don't doubt that other nations can have comparable health care to the US, it's more my worry that as an "out of towner" I might be taken in by a disreputable firm or person. 

I doubt that I'll sail my boat in the Pacific but presumably similar referral lists and Facebook pages exist that cover the Atlantic and Caribbean.

When in Panama, we only got some shots there but I think they do have some facilities that can do  excellent work at Latino prices. I know we paid a little more for those immunization shots than the locals would have paid but we did not have to sit long in the waiting room as we were moved to the front of the list.   

Since this thread was originally about videos, I will undo my shyness and give my You Tube channel a plug. But first, the channel is not a "look at me" "join our adventure", "send me money" channel, nor is it entertainment. I started the "how to" channel as I saw so many novices presenting terribly wrong information thinking they suddenly learned how to do something correctly. I just do this for fun. Till 6 months ago, I had never taken a video with my Canon camera. It has been a big learning experience and progression to get to the more recent, technically more acceptable, productions with music. This Friday I will put up a new video about galley items for crossing an ocean but at the end will have some footage about what our first port in Madagascar looks like. So I will now try ending some of the hard "how to" with some destination views of what is on the other side of that ocean. My "Provisioning" video has been getting a lot of views. That has useful information rather than showing how many cases of beer someone can stack in a shopping cart and haul back to their boat. The link I will put here is about replacing the head stay inside of a Profurl. As everywhere in the world, a boat owner can't blindly trust a yard worker to do the work and have everything come out right, even if it is a rigger with 20 years experience.    There are 20 "how to" videos on the list.  If you don't mind, it would be helpful if you click on the "subscribe" button to help get that number up.  

 

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6 hours ago, Ontheotherside said:

When in Panama, we only got some shots there but I think they do have some facilities that can do  excellent work at Latino prices. I know we paid a little more for those immunization shots than the locals would have paid but we did not have to sit long in the waiting room as we were moved to the front of the list.   

Since this thread was originally about videos, I will undo my shyness and give my You Tube channel a plug. But first, the channel is not a "look at me" "join our adventure", "send me money" channel, nor is it entertainment. I started the "how to" channel as I saw so many novices presenting terribly wrong information thinking they suddenly learned how to do something correctly. I just do this for fun. Till 6 months ago, I had never taken a video with my Canon camera. It has been a big learning experience and progression to get to the more recent, technically more acceptable, productions with music. This Friday I will put up a new video about galley items for crossing an ocean but at the end will have some footage about what our first port in Madagascar looks like. So I will now try ending some of the hard "how to" with some destination views of what is on the other side of that ocean. My "Provisioning" video has been getting a lot of views. That has useful information rather than showing how many cases of beer someone can stack in a shopping cart and haul back to their boat. The link I will put here is about replacing the head stay inside of a Profurl. As everywhere in the world, a boat owner can't blindly trust a yard worker to do the work and have everything come out right, even if it is a rigger with 20 years experience.    There are 20 "how to" videos on the list.  If you don't mind, it would be helpful if you click on the "subscribe" button to help get that number up.  

 

Your videos have great content. I hope you have fun making them, because I like watching them. They are some of the best I've seen on "how to". 

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21 hours ago, Ontheotherside said:

When in Panama, we only got some shots there but I think they do have some facilities that can do  excellent work at Latino prices. I know we paid a little more for those immunization shots than the locals would have paid but we did not have to sit long in the waiting room as we were moved to the front of the list.   

Since this thread was originally about videos, I will undo my shyness and give my You Tube channel a plug. But first, the channel is not a "look at me" "join our adventure", "send me money" channel, nor is it entertainment. I started the "how to" channel as I saw so many novices presenting terribly wrong information thinking they suddenly learned how to do something correctly. I just do this for fun. Till 6 months ago, I had never taken a video with my Canon camera. It has been a big learning experience and progression to get to the more recent, technically more acceptable, productions with music. This Friday I will put up a new video about galley items for crossing an ocean but at the end will have some footage about what our first port in Madagascar looks like. So I will now try ending some of the hard "how to" with some destination views of what is on the other side of that ocean. My "Provisioning" video has been getting a lot of views. That has useful information rather than showing how many cases of beer someone can stack in a shopping cart and haul back to their boat. The link I will put here is about replacing the head stay inside of a Profurl. As everywhere in the world, a boat owner can't blindly trust a yard worker to do the work and have everything come out right, even if it is a rigger with 20 years experience.    There are 20 "how to" videos on the list.  If you don't mind, it would be helpful if you click on the "subscribe" button to help get that number up.  

 

Just had a look at your vids - and noticed your name. You’re the person who sailed around the world in a beefed up/modifier Catalina 27 years ago?  I’ve seen your name mentioned in various books/mags over the years...thanks for sharing your experiences!

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SV Sputnik.....yes, fortunately I am still at it but in quite a different, more leisurely style. No camping out these days....although I still cling to some of the old ways of cruising, like not needing a RO water maker. 

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