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8 hours ago, dylan winter said:

 

Youtube algorithms are weirdness incarnate

 

Yeah, I keep getting spammed with Prager U ads, as if those assholes have anything to tell me. YouTube needs a better "interested/not interested/nuke that shit from space" button.

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54 minutes ago, Diarmuid said:

Yeah, I keep getting spammed with Prager U ads, as if those assholes have anything to tell me. YouTube needs a better "interested/not interested/nuke that shit from space" button.

How about we start by adding a "Fuck off, I don't want any suggestions" switch? If and only if that's set to allow suggestions should we worry about the interested/not interested algorithm.

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10 hours ago, toddster said:

I couldn't watch any of it if it weren't for the YouTube feature that allows you to slide the thumbs ahead and skip all the talking head segments.  

Actually, haven't had time for any of it anyway this year. I guess because the snow isn't so deep this season.  

Although a little goes a long way, I quite like the ROAM style videos - very little verbiage, a few quick labels, nice snappy action montages over catchy music.

 

Re: Influence. Now that I think of it, I did purchase some music from the ROAM videos.  Where else am I gonna get exposed to Australian bar bands?   

Totally agree with you, the Roam vids are a class above all the other offerings. I actually got to meet them in Fiji in October 2016, they were getting ready to head back to Oz and we were heading east. They built Roam to an amazing level of finish and not too long after launching left for Fiji in search of waves, which they scored (Cloudbreak was 10 to 12 foot as we entered the pass to clear in to Fiji !) Since that trip they have done 2 more trips, both times to French Polynesia where they are now.Wow, these guys don’t muck around. No bullshit with this couple.

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On 1/5/2019 at 12:03 PM, jack_sparrow said:

Why would you want to go sailing with a prostitute? Wouldn't it be really expensive?

Defeats the purpose. You don’t pay a hooker for the sex, you pay them to leave afterwards.

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On 1/5/2019 at 6:50 AM, Peanutbutterjars said:

Your post indicates the grand old case different strokes for different folks.

I need no human interaction - 

So by ‘different strokes’ do you mean changing hands every so often or do you have a selection textured gloves?

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1 hour ago, Barnacle Balls said:

From experience, it's easier strap some lead to their feet and toss them over board then to hack them into pieces and stuff them into the trunk of an old buick when youre finished.

What a tight ass. 

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Binged on this one the last couple of days.  I liked it....  It gets 'warmer' and there are nice sandy beaches in a few subsequent vids, but not quite what the OP was thinking about when this thread started...

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, dylan winter said:

Sailing Nervous man to man patreon pitch

film should start at the pitch

 

 

 

 

I gave up on these two a long time ago.

They just plod up and down the ICW because their babystay mount point is broken, so they are afraid to sail for fear of bringing the rig down. On this model of Moody, the babystay apparently takes the place of lower shrouds and is important to rig integrity, yet they still haven't fixed it, even after a year.  This prevented them from sailing to the Bahamas. They are terrified of basically...everything.

They should rename their blog "Sailing Paranoid" or "Sailing Paralysis." 

They are "nice people" and that's about all that can be said for them.

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29 minutes ago, Elegua said:

Seems like a lot of cold motoring.  And they've already sold the boat?

strangely enough I have been editing films about my take on the same area - only in my 22 footer and spending three months over it...

I don't like it when presenters shout at you over the sound of the engine.

I have now  dumped all the music and use only natural sounds

It has been an interesting exercise in bringing about a change of format

I could not claim that the experiment has been an unmitigated success

 

Dylan

 

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36 minutes ago, dylan winter said:

strangely enough I have been editing films about my take on the same area - only in my 22 footer and spending three months over it...

I don't like it when presenters shout at you over the sound of the engine.

I have now  dumped all the music and use only natural sounds

It has been an interesting exercise in bringing about a change of format

I could not claim that the experiment has been an unmitigated success

 

Dylan

 

You've always done a good job of adding voice overs which eliminate wind and engine noise.

Not only does this eliminate objectionable noises, your narrations are much more coherent when reading a prepared script into a mic on the computer rather than spewing a random stream of consciousness over the wind and engine at the moment that things are happening.

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2 hours ago, chester said:

I feel that tache and brows are now really being dishonest with "sailing around the world" part of their title.

It remains to be seen yet.  For folks who 'go around', it's not uncommon to take periodic hiatus in one area or another, even to w-w-w-o-o-rk.  Staying put prior to arrival of their little 'bundle of joy' is certainly understandable.    It's what comes afterwards,  that will be the Tell.....

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5 hours ago, dylan winter said:

strangely enough I have been editing films about my take on the same area - only in my 22 footer and spending three months over it...

I don't like it when presenters shout at you over the sound of the engine.

I have now  dumped all the music and use only natural sounds

It has been an interesting exercise in bringing about a change of format

I could not claim that the experiment has been an unmitigated success

 

Dylan

 

Yes, I gave you our critique in an email, Dylan, after the Tay uploads. To repeat: We're glad to find the narrated versions now on your website. Whoever thought you should nix your narration, is a poor judge of your work. 

We miss the music, (my wife especially loved the music you added), but I understand why you did so, after your letter. 

You're still the best sailing videos on the planet. Thank god you and Jill don't do one of these reality style sailing vlogs. :)

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4 hours ago, chester said:

I feel that tache and brows are now really being dishonest with "sailing around the world" part of their title.

I guess it depends on which definition of "around":

2so as to rotate and face in the opposite direction.
3in or to many places throughout a locality.
4randomly or unsystematically; here and there.
 
They've gone more places than most. Seems all the big ones are ending up in the Caribbean, giving charter rides to Patreon. Delos too. Seems like Rick Moore had it right all along...
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27 minutes ago, freewheelin said:

I guess it depends on which definition of "around":

2so as to rotate and face in the opposite direction.
3in or to many places throughout a locality.
4randomly or unsystematically; here and there.
 
They've gone more places than most. Seems all the big ones are ending up in the Caribbean, giving charter rides to Patreon. Delos too. Seems like Rick Moore had it right all along...

It does seem that way... I wonder where they stand with regards to inurance, coded boats and qualified skippers....

for some it has become a bit of a lottery, cough up for patreon and win a 1,000 to one chance of a trip of a lifetime - and all on film...

I am not sure that week on a 22 footer with a jowly old bloke has the same appeal

 

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9 hours ago, Kris Cringle said:

Yes, I gave you our critique in an email, Dylan, after the Tay uploads. To repeat: We're glad to find the narrated versions now on your website. Whoever thought you should nix your narration, is a poor judge of your work. 

We miss the music, (my wife especially loved the music you added), but I understand why you did so, after your letter. 

You're still the best sailing videos on the planet. Thank god you and Jill don't do one of these reality style sailing vlogs. :)

What he said. 

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6 hours ago, LB 15 said:

She prefers them to be french and prepared to do all the work so I don't think he will make the cut.

Can you imagine that? The two of them staring at each other wondering who is going to get up and fix something, cook something, trim a sail?

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4 hours ago, Ajax said:
10 hours ago, LB 15 said:

She prefers them to be french and prepared to do all the work so I don't think he will make the cut.

Can you imagine that? The two of them staring at each other wondering who is going to get up and fix something, cook something, trim a sail?

I'd watch a few episodes of that. For free, of course.

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4 hours ago, chester said:

didn't lizbeff tearfully pull the plug and scurry back to blighty?

Yes but she has cleansed herself by making some teary videos, penned a few self serving stories about her heart break and done a few more crappy, wofty drawings and she is back on her shit box, already to beg for people to pay for the next part of her ‘journey ‘. She should lose 20 Kilos, get those stupid tats removed and get a fucking job. She demonstrates the worst of these sponging attention seeking ‘free spirits’ who think they are special. She is nothing but a fat, unemployed, talentless emotional basket case. But as train smashes go she is fun to watch.

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For real laffs, watch 'till you comprehend that he's got a detachable rudder blade - there is a 4" (or so) circle welded to the top of the blade, which thru bolts to a matching circle on the bottom of the rudder post just below the hull. So all side loads are held by 4 3/8" (?) bolts!! And the upper flange is visibly bent from partial failure .

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As my one and only comment in this thread...I refuse to spend time watching nubile young people sail expensive boats that other people pay them to cruise around.  If I don't know them, personally, then I'm really not that interested in how cute she is in a bikini.

I *might* watch a few episodes of sailing around Scotland. Maybe.  ----but probably not. Well.....I'll think about it.

There, now I've added my one post to the ninety-something pages of this thread.

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On 1/23/2019 at 9:40 PM, Kris Cringle said:

Yes, I gave you our critique in an email, Dylan, after the Tay uploads. To repeat: We're glad to find the narrated versions now on your website. Whoever thought you should nix your narration, is a poor judge of your work. 

We miss the music, (my wife especially loved the music you added), but I understand why you did so, after your letter. 

You're still the best sailing videos on the planet. Thank god you and Jill don't do one of these reality style sailing vlogs. :)

thanks for that KC

For those who are not following as closely  I have not only dumped the music (deepest apologies to Mrs KC) but also the voice overs as well - but only from the  youtube versions of the films.  I have also removed nearly all the other films from youtube listings .  -  although they are still all available via links on my website.  This allows me to "curate" the films  -  rather than leaving it up to the vicissitudes of the  youtube algorithm  to decide what people should watch next.

The result of this is that website traffic has gone up threefold, taps have held steadyish and there are a few new names I have never come across before posting comments on the website. Total youtube hits per day have plunged from around 4,000 a day to around 1,000 - but then I was earning nothing at all from the youtube hits.

I have discovered that people are more likely to re-watch the films without  the added prose -

It is an interesting experiment  with, so far, few downsides - apart from those old blokes watching via a smart TV youtube app.

 

Dylan

 

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Has anyone posted this guys work? Most cruising videologs make me want to tear my eyes out and despair at ever going cruising, but I like this guys self sufficiency and phlegmatic attitude. 

 

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On 1/25/2019 at 8:13 AM, dylan winter said:

girl in bikini loses rudder

 

She compliments him for his ‘redneck ingenuity ‘ I don’t think it will be long before they will have to haul out to replace the whole dodgy rudder system!

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2 hours ago, Ajax said:

The thumbnail shows me everything I want to see. No point in clicking on the video. These people will slowly put themselves out of business.

I think that all journalistic formats  have a limited life expectancy

any operation in an over crowded market will seek to lever its assets and promote itself in the most effective way possible

Dylan

 

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1 hour ago, dylan winter said:

I think that all journalistic formats  have a limited life expectancy

any operation in an over crowded market will seek to lever its assets and promote itself in the most effective way possible

Dylan

 

The assets shown in the thumbs are actually cantilevered rather well, though Gecko's seem a bit more crowded. But I am sure you are right about leverage and self-promotion. Its what you have to do when you are not really making videos about actual sailing.

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15 minutes ago, Jim in Halifax said:

The assets shown in the thumbs are actually cantilevered rather well, though Gecko's seem a bit more crowded. But I am sure you are right about leverage and self-promotion. Its what you have to do when you are not really making videos about actual sailing.

I think that they are lifestyle gurus rather than sailing legends

but goodonem both

they are a fine pair

 

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1 hour ago, Ishmael said:

The Doodles girl seems to have a fine pair.

she's as smart as a brick..........but yes, great lung capacity. Wonder how much they cost

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I really admire this guy

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjbnS2PJDbVxyF0foCil6oQ

I started following him a couple of years ago. He was working on his boat in the middle of a small woodland in France. He lifted the boat off her keel using a lattice frame work made up of trees.. his recent Atlantic crossing got up to a million views and he's a great sailor. 

In the last few months his videos and channel have taken off

 

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I do watch the Sailing Frenchman. His production quality may not be perfect, but he is unpretentious, skilled, competent and a good story teller.

He comes across as an ordinary fellow that you'd really enjoy a beer with.

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I've never been able to get into this couple, though they are popular. They seem sweet and genuine, but not that interesting. I decided to give them another chance and the episode I chose made me scratch my head. No need to watch it all, I'll summarize. They explain why they went without lifelines, and they explain here that they were waiting to install a full stainless steel railing they could "trust", rather than fixing the lifelines. So they sailed around the Caribbean for years without them waiting for ones they thought would work better, trying to get quotes on stainless steel. Confusing enough.

Maybe I am just being a safety nudge, but what really had me perplexed was these two parts. . @10:50 they explain that they didn't really need lifelines because they knew their boat, and how to hold on, and would clip in when they needed to. OK. But then @14:50 they cut to both of them standing on the deck, holding nothing,  wing on wing with the autopilot - what looks to me like one accidental jibe from a really fucked up day.

 

All in all though, the video wasn't bad.

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I really enjoyed their build series a few years ago. 

They plan to head to iceland, that will be cool to see. 

I'm not sure i'm on board with all the electric engine driven boats on youtube though. Does anyone here have experience with electric engine in a boat?

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It's interesting you mention the electric engine. The Uma video I watched right after this one was the Uma people interviewing a couple brand new youtubers discussing going electric. I was interested and looked at a video from each channel. Both videos I saw showed them not able to punch into the anchorage they were planning to in the time period they wanted because of weather. Then, they just had no idea what to do and shit hit the fan (for one of them, this was only part of their problem). It made the think, because they each cited the Pardeys sailing around the world without an engine as reasons they switched. But the Pardeys also had the seamanship to sail safely without a motor. These sailors are just starting out, and seemingly aren't doing the legwork or planning to get good enough to be safe. It seems that the electric just isn't a big enough crutch to carry them.

FWIW, I am not anti-electric. The opposite. I would likely convert before replacing my diesel. But I sailed for years without a motor, and I know that the electric would be enough to meet my needs. But I can't get behind someone just starting, with little or no sailing experience, out who rips out their diesel to go electric. That diesel may get them out of a jam that they aren't experienced enough to see coming.

Here are the two videos. Neither seem to have much of a clue what they are doing. So understandably, the engine is just a piece of this.

 

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sailing doodles is going from strength to strength now that they have abandoned their two muts and replaced them with a "revitalised" wife and are going full innuendo

their patreon is now at 650 subs a week

https://www.patreon.com/sailingdoodles

 

60,000 views in three days - watch out brows and tache they are on your tails

 

 

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11 hours ago, freewheelin said:

It's interesting you mention the electric engine. The Uma video I watched right after this one was the Uma people interviewing a couple brand new youtubers discussing going electric. I was interested and looked at a video from each channel. Both videos I saw showed them not able to punch into the anchorage they were planning to in the time period they wanted because of weather. Then, they just had no idea what to do and shit hit the fan (for one of them, this was only part of their problem). It made the think, because they each cited the Pardeys sailing around the world without an engine as reasons they switched. But the Pardeys also had the seamanship to sail safely without a motor. These sailors are just starting out, and seemingly aren't doing the legwork or planning to get good enough to be safe. It seems that the electric just isn't a big enough crutch to carry them.

FWIW, I am not anti-electric. The opposite. I would likely convert before replacing my diesel. But I sailed for years without a motor, and I know that the electric would be enough to meet my needs. But I can't get behind someone just starting, with little or no sailing experience, out who rips out their diesel to go electric. That diesel may get them out of a jam that they aren't experienced enough to see coming.

Here are the two videos. Neither seem to have much of a clue what they are doing. So understandably, the engine is just a piece of this.

 

the bottom video's Vlog should be called "Sailing on Uma's coattails" 

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48 minutes ago, shaggybaxter said:

Thanks Dylan,

That was really interesting. 

 

He is up to number 8, all really interesting from a technical point of view, plus a few others that seem to pop up from earlier times

 

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