KTL West Country Rivers 1 – Mylor and England’s last sailing fishermen 144 x 256

Dear Sailors of small boats,

This is the first of four films I made about a winter I spent on the Fal – that was just after buying Lily M and before moving her to scotland.



This one runs to 15 minutes long.

Part two is about the upper reaches of the Fal and that is just over nine minutes long. 

Part 3 is about a 20 mile trip to the Fowey – that one is 19 minutes long and finally

Part 4 which is the trip to the Helford – that is 12 minutes long. 

The links to the low bandwidth  versions are in the navigation on the right hand side of the page. KTL 13.

The delivery trip journey, now labelled as KTL 14,  is split into two 30 minute episodes –

they all look and sound  goodenough on a phone

If you want a slightly more immersive experience then the high bandwidth and downloadable  versions of this film are  available just three clicks away.

If you watch this on a big TV it is good enough to make you feel queesy.

  this paypal link will take you to the 4K version of this page.  You can leave comments on both pages.

If you lose the page, or accidentally close it , then you should be able to find it in your browser history.  Feel free to email it to a friend or yourself so it will be in your inbox.   Feel free to download the film at whatever resolution you want. Feel free to put the films on memory sticks. Feel free to copy them for your friends.

If you spot a horrible glitch in one of the 4K versions please let me know and I will re-open the file and get rid of the snag.


$1 to download or stream in 4K

I am reasonably confident that the mechanics of this idea will work and it does seem better for the planet  than stuffing DVDs into jiffy bags and flyting them to small boat sailors in Arkansas or Adelaide.

Please email me on [email protected] if the mechanics of this fail.  I am an old bloke and coding is the dullest thing I have ever done.  Meticulously copying and pasting acres of meaningless strings of letters, digits and punctuation marks is a truly terrible way to spend a day.

If this works I will buy a warm boat for scotland






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This is about KTL 13 The West Country Rivers.

14 Responses to “KTL West Country Rivers 1 – Mylor and England’s last sailing fishermen 144 x 256”

  1. 7 November, 2019 at 10:25 amClive says:

    Hi Dylan, good to see you active again – The HD download works for me – All the best – Clive

    • 7 November, 2019 at 4:28 pmdylan winter says:

      Thanks C,

      on film two I had not clicked on a box so after paypal it took people back to the same page. I then had to tick that box and then check to see if I had also not unchecked the boxes in any of the other films. This is the definition of a box ticking excercise

  2. 9 November, 2019 at 9:04 pmApplescruffs says:

    Dylan’s back….yay !!

    it’s like you’ve never been away, great footage, informative narrative… what’s not to like !

    Loving the oyster fishermen….but man what a life…. do they get a government grant to do that ?

    I’m buggered if I’d get up at all hours and go out in all weathers to do that… so fair play to ’em.


    Amy, my daughter in law, just about sums it up….

    “they say that you can taste the sea when you eat an oyster…. well I’ve tasted the sea and I don’t like it !”

    ’nuff said really

    • 10 November, 2019 at 10:40 amdylan winter says:

      I have eaten one oyster

      not nice

      I think that the sailing fishermen worked bloody hard

      today;s fishermen don’t know they have been born.

      If course when it was raining they were still working while I was hiding under the hood making tea


  3. 10 November, 2019 at 6:29 ammartijn says:

    Sorry Dylan, this isn’t working for me.
    It’s just too much of a hassle to go through the PayPal thing for each film.

    • 10 November, 2019 at 10:33 amdylan winter says:

      No worries

      if all you want to do is to find out what happened next then the films look OK on a phone – so the next time you are stuck at an airport …..

      for your big telly experience there are loads of wonderful free films in fantastic quality



      • 10 November, 2019 at 1:49 pmmartijn says:

        I’m afraid the low res films are a bit too low res for me, I find them unwatchable even on my phone.
        I’ve tapped you some money several times (50 euro a time I think) so I’m not unwilling to send money your way, but now I feel -or am- forced to pay, it somehow takes the fun out of it. I know why you have turned to this and wish you all the best.

  4. 10 November, 2019 at 11:18 amJim Legere says:

    I wish you luck with your latest business model Dylan. I have ‘tapped’ in the past for your films – usually £10 for a season – so you may be making less off of me at $1 a film. Also, since the last Windows 10 update, my laptop screen has not been ‘playing nice’ with 4K videos, so I may well end up having to watch in lo-res. The upshot of all of this is a humble suggestion that you continue to furnish a voluntary contribution Paypal button with each new film – perhaps at the bottom of the comments section so as not to confuse viewers of the pay-as-you-go 4K viewers… (I know there continues to be such a button on the home page). Also why no “KTL13” and “KTL14” in the title block of each film? I am a MOB who has enough trouble remembering what I have and have not watched.

    • 10 November, 2019 at 5:22 pmdylan winter says:

      gotta try something new….

      I will have a look at titles

      good idea

      you can get vimeo to stream or download 1080p – and I cannot see any difference on a desktop or laptop – I can see a difference on the big telly.

      Jim you can click on the vimeo button on each film and that will take ytou to the vimeo page for that film

      on the bottom of the frame is a download button – that will offer you six different formats.

      then you cann put the films onto a memory stick.

      I think the dollar per film is fair – you have more than payed your way over the years Jim


  5. 12 November, 2019 at 5:36 amMark Turner says:

    Hi Dylan,
    Nice to see you back in action. Does the new Centaur and prolonged period of activity mean retirement has finally arrived??
    Looking forward to seeing your take on all my old Cornish haunts where I grew up on the water. Brings back memories of a less frantic time.
    Bye for now.


  6. 15 November, 2019 at 6:28 amCrispiebits says:

    Hi Dylan,
    Great to see you back. I have to say I agree with Martijn, the low res both on YT and vimeo dont do your movies justice and just look poor even on my Tab.
    As an MOB, I feel I have enough pointless clicking and entering and box checking in every day life without now having to go through these unnecessary steps just to have a similiar experience watching your extremely enjoyably movies in good quality.
    I too have tapped in the past and am happy to do so again, but please find an alternative to this new unnecessary faff, as forme, having to capitulate into this modern clickerty click world everytime just takes some of the good out of your movie watching experience.

    • 16 November, 2019 at 10:08 amdylan winter says:

      thanks Paul,

      I do not remember your email address – forgive me for that – I am 63 so the memory is not what it once as – although I know most of the regular tappers.

      If you would like me to refund you for your previous donations I am very happy to wing it back to you.

      I am sorry that you do not like the films enough to click three times

      what can I say – the weather is often three clicks away.

      Easier than waking at 5.50 to listen to the shipping forecast

      three clicks is also easier and far cheaper than the days of DVds when blokes had to write my address on an enveolope, write a cheque, put it in the envelope, buy a stamp, walk to the post office and then wait for two weeks for the dvd to arrive.

      and gawdblessum they did.

      The world moves on

      DVD quality now looks pretty crap on a telly –

      a telly is really where the films are done justice.

      Try this one on a on a big telly

      it is all at 1080p – but the first fw shots are scaled up std def shot on a terrible camera – still better than DVD quality



      I am pleased that it looks uncomfortably soupy on your tablet and does not do the films justice – that is the general idea –

      I want people todo my films justice by watching them on the biggest telly they can afford.

      but if all you want is to see what happens next then the film looks okay on your phone and the audio track is the same on both versions.

      the sound is optimised for proper speakers – not the tiny ones on a tablet – and not really for headphones either

      on the bright side there are some excellent youtube films that are just one click away – literally thousands and thousands of them

      they look magnificent on your tablet, and your desktop, laptop and your telly – pulchitudinously speaking. They are sailing wonderful 40 footers in warm places ….with wives who look like fitness models

      and between them have over 20 million views – woo hoo! Content is king.





  7. 16 November, 2019 at 6:56 pmRobert C Lord says:

    My wife who has listened to my version of your saga since the beginning says, “don’t cast you pearls before swine.” You’re our man in the sailboat and video trenches and we know you’ve tried almost everything to make it work for all of us.. We are with you. AND now with this repetition I will remember my PayPal password for the win.


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