Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

Hobie Dog

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I see nothing new here. I can only watch so many minutes of people doing essentially...nothing. I don't see how you can build a sustainable series of videos on that.

I appreciated the video of the sea turtles. Fascinating creatures. After that, it's a vacuum.
Totally agree Ajax, nothing new here. At some point, perhaps soon, the market is going to become saturated with couples cruising essentially asking for others to fund their adventures. The ones with the best videos will probably still do just fine but I think for the majority, like this couple, are going to find the well drying up.

 

dylan winter

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miscut jib said:
I see nothing new here. I can only watch so many minutes of people doing essentially...nothing. I don't see how you can build a sustainable series of videos on that.

I appreciated the video of the sea turtles. Fascinating creatures. After that, it's a vacuum.
Totally agree Ajax, nothing new here. At some point, perhaps soon, the market is going to become saturated with couples cruising essentially asking for others to fund their adventures. The ones with the best videos will probably still do just fine but I think for the majority, like this couple, are going to find the well drying up.
Looking at the campaigns I think the market is saturated. And contrary to the above - many of them are sponging off family/family friends/friends because those are the primary donors to these campaigns. Every so often one will go "viral" and/or hit a good sales campaign moment to get donations in, but that's more the exception.

I think you might have something there

and if you look at it that way why not use patreon as conduit for getting the rellies to chip in

I guess if they were my neice or nephew I would hit the paypal/patreon button and buy them a drink in a nice bar in a nice place with a nice temperature

watching this growing market for sailing films develop and branch out into new ways of creating sailing narratives

in some ways these kids are the slocums of our times

discuss

D

 
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alemon74

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It seems everyone wants to turn their sailing exploits into a youtube reality show these days. This one popped up recently:

Sailing Zatara




A family of 6 sold everything and bought a nearly new monster Beneteau of 50+ feet without knowing how to sail. Hopefully this doesnt end in tears...

 
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miscut jib said:
I see nothing new here. I can only watch so many minutes of people doing essentially...nothing. I don't see how you can build a sustainable series of videos on that.

I appreciated the video of the sea turtles. Fascinating creatures. After that, it's a vacuum.
Totally agree Ajax, nothing new here. At some point, perhaps soon, the market is going to become saturated with couples cruising essentially asking for others to fund their adventures. The ones with the best videos will probably still do just fine but I think for the majority, like this couple, are going to find the well drying up.
Looking at the campaigns I think the market is saturated. And contrary to the above - many of them are sponging off family/family friends/friends because those are the primary donors to these campaigns. Every so often one will go "viral" and/or hit a good sales campaign moment to get donations in, but that's more the exception.
I think you might have something there

and if you look at it that way why not use patreon as conduit for getting the rellies to chip in

I guess if they were my neice or nephew I would hit the paypal/patreon button and buy them a drink in a nice bar in a nice place with a nice temperature

watching this growing market for sailing films develop and branch out into new ways of creating sailing narratives

in some ways these kids are the slocums of our times

discuss

D
They are good for us in the sailing school industry that is for sure. So many of our new customers are knocking on our door after seeing this stuff and many think they will be able to fund their dream in the same way. Sadly they don't understand that the only way it will work is if the wife/GF is smoking hot. Tits=hits. Plain and simple.
 

dylan winter

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miscut jib said:
I see nothing new here. I can only watch so many minutes of people doing essentially...nothing. I don't see how you can build a sustainable series of videos on that.

I appreciated the video of the sea turtles. Fascinating creatures. After that, it's a vacuum.
Totally agree Ajax, nothing new here. At some point, perhaps soon, the market is going to become saturated with couples cruising essentially asking for others to fund their adventures. The ones with the best videos will probably still do just fine but I think for the majority, like this couple, are going to find the well drying up.
Looking at the campaigns I think the market is saturated. And contrary to the above - many of them are sponging off family/family friends/friends because those are the primary donors to these campaigns. Every so often one will go "viral" and/or hit a good sales campaign moment to get donations in, but that's more the exception.
I think you might have something there

and if you look at it that way why not use patreon as conduit for getting the rellies to chip in

I guess if they were my neice or nephew I would hit the paypal/patreon button and buy them a drink in a nice bar in a nice place with a nice temperature

watching this growing market for sailing films develop and branch out into new ways of creating sailing narratives

in some ways these kids are the slocums of our times

discuss

D
They are good for us in the sailing school industry that is for sure. So many of our new customers are knocking on our door after seeing this stuff and many think they will be able to fund their dream in the same way. Sadly they don't understand that the only way it will work is if the wife/GF is smoking hot. Tits=hits. Plain and simple.

I agree

but to really make it work you also need not inconsiderable video skills, some pretty good gear, a great boat and a lot of patience and dedication to keeping the flow of films going

these are nice films made by a swedish couple

their boat is very expensive and they are bringing in less than $400 per film through patreon

under $400 per film

My little project just about covers its arse with the paypal taps

and my overheads must be tiny compared to most of the bikini and warm water films

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLYd5EnTTwUKhouIkHoqzMw

 

Kris Cringle

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Good thread. I wouldn't be aware of these attempts to finance these folks. Basic video and editing skills are getting better. But that alone isn't enough talent to get me watching, much less paying. You still have to say something either in words or images that appeals to an audience. You need to have a skill in doing that and that skill doesn't come without work and experience.

The world is full phonies that will take your money but a good plumber is always flush.

 

jack_sparrow

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I know I look really really good ...but then I went and did something really really stupid....I tattooed a pic of every dick I'd sucked on my left arm......don't know why she did the same though..hope no one notices.

 
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Veeger

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I dunno... this recent genre of folks trying to make a little cash on the side to support their cruising habit sort of rubs me wrong. Sure, give it a go but my assessment is that they don't have much to offer, often little experience and frequently wrong/bad/stupid advice. Their primary goal is tapping suckers to support and indulge themselves.

Dylan, (whom I've supported albeit under a different pseudonym Dylan) just shares his love of what he's doing and experiencing. It shows, it has value and proves that when you do what you love, good things often come to you.

But the look at me, "I've been stoopid or I'll flash a little T & A tease, or here's how to use a paperclip to put two pieces of paper together." crowd quickly becomes easily ignored like YouTube ads....

 
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Ajax

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I think what's happening, is the "paperclip" category of people that you describe, appeal to other non-sailors who are sitting on their asses at home, wishing that they had the dosh or the balls to get out there on their own boat. To non-sailors, it may be fascinating to watch other non-sailors lurch from crisis to crisis as they gain sailing knowledge in the slowest, most painful, most expensive way possible. That's where their money is coming from.

For actual sailors, it's just plain boring and frustrating to watch.

I have no interest in watching a girl sell her possessions to buy a piece of crap boat, sight unseen and then freak out when the impeller disintegrates in the raw water pump when she tries to motor home. Drama. Plaintive calls to the Coast Guard. Teary-eyed, Blair Witch Project style videography at night.

I think I'll call this phenomenon "Bumfuzzle Fatigue."

 
Agree. I wish there was a dedicated YouTube channel for videos of owners fixing up their boats.
Now that's the seed of an excellent idea.

Not everyone has good videography and narration skills though. I've watched a lot of amateur "fixit" videos for automobiles and they range from really well done, to shaky camera work narrated by mumbling, rambling scatterbrains. In theory, it would be better to have a single person with Dylan-like skills visit people who are about to make an interesting repair or upgrade to record and narrate their video for them. Unfortunately, that's not very practical and could be very costly.

I get so into my repair work that I rarely ever think to stop, grab a camera and shoot some progress photos. A lot of times it's not practical either when your hands are dripping with epoxy goo or whatever.

I admire people on this forum who take really excellent photos of their work.
+1 on that. When I'm elbow deep into a repair or project, the last thing on my mind is pick up the camera and take some pics. I wish that I would remember to do that, but it rarely happens.

 

Ed Lada

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I think what's happening, is the "paperclip" category of people that you describe, appeal to other non-sailors who are sitting on their asses at home, wishing that they had the dosh or the balls to get out there on their own boat. To non-sailors, it may be fascinating to watch other non-sailors lurch from crisis to crisis as they gain sailing knowledge in the slowest, most painful, most expensive way possible. That's where their money is coming from.

For actual sailors, it's just plain boring and frustrating to watch.

I have no interest in watching a girl sell her possessions to buy a piece of crap boat, sight unseen and then freak out when the impeller disintegrates in the raw water pump when she tries to motor home. Drama. Plaintive calls to the Coast Guard. Teary-eyed, Blair Witch Project style videography at night.

I think I'll call this phenomenon "Bumfuzzle Fatigue."
I would rather watch 10 minutes of one of Dylan's lovely videos of the beautiful and varied British coast and rivers than 2 hours of the latest well endowed, clueless lady and her man bumming around the world. But that's just me, maybe I am getting old.

 

dylan winter

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This guy has done a pretty good job of boat repair videography.

This guy has done a pretty good job of boat repair videography.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0YnqNj36tWt-KxxpY2X2aA

Not sure why he settled on that particular boat in the first place, I guess he wanted a project.

Not sure why he settled on that particular boat in the first place, I guess he wanted a project.
talk about Zen

I watched 16 minutes of well shot, well edited material of a bloke removing screws from a teak deck on a boat that would have had me blessing the existence of conjealed snot

D

 
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kimbottles

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I think what's happening, is the "paperclip" category of people that you describe, appeal to other non-sailors who are sitting on their asses at home, wishing that they had the dosh or the balls to get out there on their own boat. To non-sailors, it may be fascinating to watch other non-sailors lurch from crisis to crisis as they gain sailing knowledge in the slowest, most painful, most expensive way possible. That's where their money is coming from.

For actual sailors, it's just plain boring and frustrating to watch.

I have no interest in watching a girl sell her possessions to buy a piece of crap boat, sight unseen and then freak out when the impeller disintegrates in the raw water pump when she tries to motor home. Drama. Plaintive calls to the Coast Guard. Teary-eyed, Blair Witch Project style videography at night.

I think I'll call this phenomenon "Bumfuzzle Fatigue."
I would rather watch 10 minutes of one of Dylan's lovely videos of the beautiful and varied British coast and rivers than 2 hours of the latest well endowed, clueless lady and her man bumming around the world. But that's just me, maybe I am getting old.
I am with you ED, Dylan's contributions are vastly more interesting.

 

ProaSailor

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It's a pretty safe bet to write off anyone who has dreads.
Only an excerpt...

Old pirates, yes, they rob I,

Sold I to the merchant ships

Minutes after they took I

From the bottomless pit

But my 'and was made strong

By the 'and of the Almighty

We forward in this generation

Triumphantly

Won't you help to sing

These songs of freedom?

'Cause all I ever have

Redemption songs

Redemption songs

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery

None but our self can free our minds

Have no fear for atomic energy

'Cause none of them can stop the time

How long shall they kill our prophets

While we stand aside and look?

Some say it's just a part of it

We've got to fulfill de book

Won't you help to sing

These songs of freedom?

'Cause all I ever have

Redemption songs

Redemption songs

Redemption songs
Amen. One of my all time favorite songs.


 

Ajax

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This guy has done a pretty good job of boat repair videography.

This guy has done a pretty good job of boat repair videography.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0YnqNj36tWt-KxxpY2X2aA

Not sure why he settled on that particular boat in the first place, I guess he wanted a project.

Not sure why he settled on that particular boat in the first place, I guess he wanted a project.
talk about Zen

I watched 16 minutes of well shot, well edited material of a bloke removing screws from a teak deck on a boat that would have had me blessing the existence of conjealed snot

D
Holy crap, that guy is a masochist.

 

vjm

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This guy has done a pretty good job of boat repair videography.

This guy has done a pretty good job of boat repair videography.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0YnqNj36tWt-KxxpY2X2aA

Not sure why he settled on that particular boat in the first place, I guess he wanted a project.

Not sure why he settled on that particular boat in the first place, I guess he wanted a project.
talk about Zen

I watched 16 minutes of well shot, well edited material of a bloke removing screws from a teak deck on a boat that would have had me blessing the existence of conjealed snot

D
Holy crap, that guy is a masochist.
I really am enjoying these, especially as I have finished the initial hard work on my boat and relax and watch someone else sweat. I also have a really unhealthy love for Choey Lees, so this is going to be a great series to watch.

 

monsoon

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This guy has done a pretty good job of boat repair videography.

This guy has done a pretty good job of boat repair videography.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0YnqNj36tWt-KxxpY2X2aA

Not sure why he settled on that particular boat in the first place, I guess he wanted a project.

Not sure why he settled on that particular boat in the first place, I guess he wanted a project.
talk about Zen

I watched 16 minutes of well shot, well edited material of a bloke removing screws from a teak deck on a boat that would have had me blessing the existence of conjealed snot

D
Holy crap, that guy is a masochist.
Yep. And the best bit is right near the end where he says, "I can't wait to learn to sail."

Wait, what?!?!

 
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