Unbuilding a Duck Punt

I thought I would try a little film experiment


not much of one - but worth seeing I think


and if that upsets you here it is in more or less the right order

it would be good to know which works best as a film

Just as an aside I am planning to ost all new films on youtube and blip at reasonable size - if people want to carry on subscribing to download the HD ones then that is fine - but it appears that DVDs do better than subs - and by and the large the films do look better on the TV

I was wrong all along




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16 Responses to “Unbuilding a Duck Punt”

  1. 17 January, 2012 at 11:23 pmg1itv says:

    Excellent, the unpainting was a treat.

  2. 18 January, 2012 at 12:08 amJulian says:

    unplaning the wood is very clever, useless but clever LOL

  3. 18 January, 2012 at 1:18 amgiles says:

    That was really upsetting… The line over the car was terrific, as was the magic self-assembling jig. The mysterious gravity defying 4 gang socket moving self motivated up the boat while you were looking the other way gave me the heebie-jeebies.

    And as for sailing backwards – that’s so wrong… I shan’t sleep for weeks now… Ugh…

    So that’s what keeps you up at night

    All the best


  4. 18 January, 2012 at 1:28 amPaul Mullings says:

    I think you need to get out more.

  5. 18 January, 2012 at 5:32 am[email protected] says:

    An Irish and an English version. Now you just need post an upside down version so the Aussies and Kiwis can understand whats happening..

    Not convinced putting them all up on youtube for free is a good idea as far as DVD sales goes, but you have obviosly thought this one through, so best of luck on the new way of doing it.

  6. 18 January, 2012 at 9:04 amPeter Shepherd says:

    The music sounds almost as good backwards as it does forwards. Love the gravity defying offcuts and the rope un-throwing itself from over the car roof.

    Good luck with the new scheme!

  7. 18 January, 2012 at 11:35 amdaka says:

    Have to agree with Giles, I would have enjoyed the virtual experience of sailing in the punt along side you ………………but backwards , I just wanted to deploy the anchor while starting the outboard !

    Good luck with the new scheme, lets hope that’s a leap forward for you.


  8. 18 January, 2012 at 7:45 pm[email protected] says:

    Very, very weird, but fun. I watched the original so didn’t do it again. The backward version was strange and enjoyable. Too bad we can’t re-do things in our lives that didn’t quite work out the way we’d hoped.
    Good luck on your new direction. Hope it works out for you. Please keep up the trip however you post the video’s.
    Personally, I’m going to continue with the subscription as I like to have the HD versions better than the lesser quality. When I’m “really” old, I’ll still have them to watch.
    I don’t ever watch TV anyhow, so these HD versions look just fine on my 27″ iMac.


  9. 18 January, 2012 at 9:39 pm[email protected] says:

    hmmmm. Keep turning right?

  10. 19 January, 2012 at 12:27 am[email protected] says:

    I enjoyed the ‘flying shoe’ moment(1.48mins in) – if only I could put mine on as fast that.


  11. 19 January, 2012 at 8:58 amAndrew says:

    Watched the normal film. Nice. I learned to sail in OP 491.
    Good to have you back on YouTube, I can watch you on my phone, when I should be doing something else.
    Let us know if the ad. plan works. I don’t need the HD versions and only subscribe to keep you sailing. If the ads do that for me I’ll happily do something else with my fivers.
    Regards from NL, Andrew

  12. 19 January, 2012 at 9:26 amDylan Winter says:


    I have no idea if it will work – it wil cut the costs of hosting that is for sure and bring in a small amount for adverts

  13. 19 January, 2012 at 9:36 amDylan Winter says:


    Sadly no revenue from youtube – there is no redemption for those who breach the golden google algorhythm. So at the moment any revenue from youtube adverts will be going to google. Revenue from adverts on blip films on here will mostly go to blip but some of it comes to the KTL kitty.

    I had to do something about the costs of running the KTL website. Subs in December was down to 40 renewals.

    $5 x $40 is equal to $200 – then the VAT takes 20 per cent, then 20 per cent for Jo’s help with the the website and paypal which is stupidly complicated, then paypal fees of 30 cents a transaction, video serving on Amazon at between $50 and $100.

    Set against that I sold around 100 DVD sets in the two months before Christmas – I average a contribution about £10 a set for the KTL kitty.

    We shall see where this goes. Not for the first time on this little project I have no idea where I am going – other than to keep sailing in whatever sort of boat I have available to me.

  14. 19 January, 2012 at 9:39 amDylan Winter says:

    Cheers Ted,

    It was pretty weird spending a day editing the film down and watching it all backwards – the two films are actually very different – what works forwards does not necessarily work backwards.
    Thanks for appreciating the HD – you are very much in a minority and I confess that I have never seen KTL on a proper HD TV – as I don’t own one – but I am told that it does look pretty good.


  15. 18 April, 2012 at 7:42 pmSam says:

    Do I remember wrong or did you have all the music backwards before?

  16. 18 April, 2012 at 7:47 pmDylan Winter says:

    both backwards and forwards

    trick of the ear


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