Awful quiet in here – thanks for the Moray series – tapped.
they are quiet films – and people do as you did and express their appreciation in other ways – I can always tell fairly soon how well liked a film is….one of the reasons I don’t much like patreon – for them every film is equal… in the real world the content of the film has an impact on some people more than others.
I hope you are enjoying the pace of these recent ones.
Are you missing the music?
I miss it some. Not to be creepy but I like your voice and the interesting narration. The water sounds are peaceful. Your choice of music has always been great so I do miss hearing things I have not discovered.
winter’s winey semi-suburban Essex drone was how the Glasgow Herald described it. It is usually clear enough to get the message over. I like writing and delivering the scripts – Eleanor suggested this idea of moving the scripts off youtube. So now I have to make two versions of each film – slightly bonkers but there you go. New names have appeared among the tappers and views through the website rather than youtube have tripled. I could not pretend that revenue has gone through the roof but it has held steady at around £300 a film – So I need to make three films to earn £1K so at that rate it will take around 36 films to close the gap between what I have and the price of a Fisher. Making films is never going to close the gap. On the bright side I am 63 now, in three years the pension will start – so I can buy one then and sail as much as I like.
Enjoyed that a lot, thanks D. I sent you something in the mail a few weeks ago and will “lick and stick” in again when I can.
the cunningly and wittily ammended currency is still blu-tacked to the wall above my desk – makes me laugh every time I see the word bubble from Churchill’s mouth
PS Stephen sent me £5 notes with Churchill saying nice things about KTL which has now been going longer than the first and second world wars put together.
Wasn’t me, honest guv! I did send a graffiti-free bluey though — have Royal Mail failed us I wonder? I used the Genoa Lodge address here. There was also a book in the package.
senior moment there – sorry – now I remember…
Dylan,It was me who sent you ‘The Churchill Fivers’.
I have emailed you copies that will hopefully inspire similar styled donations.
Interesting your comments re Hopeman harbour, and looking quite empty. Gourdonstoun School used the harbour for their dinghies and dayboats (DYs). All the DYs now sold, and maybe the dinghies are tucked up for the closed season.
there were two lovely newish 20 foot rowing/sailing plastic clinker jobbies on the end of the pontoon – they looked almost new.. sold already… bumma. However, I am sure that many of these harbours will die – keeping them in good nick when the pontoon berth holders pay a peppercorn rent is unsustainable.
I think that the two 20 footers that you mention are the replacements for the old DYs. My guess.
Dyan, how do I pitch in without using a paypal account? prior times this option existed … but now there is only the option of ‘logging in’ or ‘sign up’ after I enter in a $ amount.
Dylan, I went to the ‘…/mob-funding’ page and that provided the pull-down menu with amount to contribute. That opened an invoice page that allows for paying without PayPal membership. I hope you are not loosing contributions from folks willing to help out but not able to find this ‘back door’ around PayPal’s seeming membership requirement.
you make a good point. I have made an old school drop down box which should get around that – thanks Dave.
You continue to make great interesting film/videos which I enjoy very much.Are you still going for a fisher 25 or a bit more. I thought the Centaur with a heater might be suitable, my experience of the Fisher they seem a bit cramped. How about something with a drop plate a few interesting boats down here at Beaulieu, No knowledge of price but design gives food for thought,
thanks BT – If I am to see much of the wet coasst then I really need to be able to sail in the warm and when it is raining. The fishers are short and pokey – but not nearly as pokey aa the slug or Katie.
I kicked in $10, I can’t imagine no more KTL…..I don’t know how long you’ve been helping me through the long, cold winters but I have some of the dads from the first seasons….. I do hope you keep up the series, it is inspiring. I have been doing my own KTL up here on Lake Superior having covered the Canadian shore from Sault Ste. Marie all the way to Thunder Bay. This coming summer we’ll continue down the north shore to Duluth MN and around to Bayfield Wisconsin, stopping in small coves and river mouths (though we explore the rivers with the dinghy, not the keelboat). Maybe I”ll try some videography this year.
A decade now the films have been running
for my part I have no ideaa how you deal with your winters. I did a winter in Alberta – aaaaaaaaaaagh!
We deal with them by hiding inside with good scotch, craft ale and sailing vids….Plus pouring over old cruising guides, magazines and charts planning next summer’s adventures….KTL is a great help in our present travels, mind you it’s only -12 today, it was -40 mid-week with wind-chill below -55, you don’t go out in that, period.
I spent a winter in Calgary – I would not want to do that again in a hurry -…. but the spring was amazing – the -place just burst into life
I was trying to chip in, but unfortunately there is always an error. It says that not all information is provided, when hitting the add to cart button.
best regards and fair windsMichael
Many thanks, always enjoyable look forward to your west coast adventure.
Another great video, tapped.
Another great video! I miss a bit the music though.I hope other films are going to follow!!I tapped.
Much enjoyed again Dylan.
Jolly good Ian….
For some bizarre reason I couldn’t watch your internet vids on my Samsung telly.. I had to watch on my I pad or have the unplugged version on YouTube
Either way Not good.
But….. I have now installed a ‘smart view’ app that links the pad to the Samsung..!
I can see , and hear, you on my big telly !!
It’s a joyous moment
I may weep..
congrrats – you are now a flicker
Sent you a donation to the Cause! I enjoy your films and the mommentry, I also think your recording of their sounds is fantastic and far better than the ever age YouTube film. The west coast is amazing, I urge you to visit the Shiant Islands they are magical.I hope you get the warmer boat and continue the good work, I love the Scottish history from an English perspective. :-) :-)
Ps I meant commentary..
Hi Dylan, Just watched this one, very enjoyable as usual so have sent a small tap. Had a little chuckle about the weather and some of the comments from our frozen north American cousins. I had a little weekend cruise planned to one of our islands off Perth. We’ve postponed because it’s going to be too hot (40c). Cheers Steve
45mph winds and 5 c today – even I won’t be on the estuary.
Another masterpiece! I tapped, even though:1. I hate Paypal with the burning passion of a million suns2. I am currently staring all the list of things needed to get the Mac back in the water.
Where did you tow KTL to for this series?
Great job! I might see you on the east coast this summer!
masterpeice is a big word for a small film – this summer I think I am most likely to be rolling around in the gravel under a project boat of some sort….
so I will be just sailing on the Deben and riding an ebike – so Iboubt that I will be doing anything orth filming.
The PayPal button on this page doesn’t work. The PayPal buttons on your /mob-funding/ page work. Something on this pages HTML causing the problem.
Good morning,Just watched the Moray 5 video and have really enjoyed this series. I realized as I watched that I hadn’t tapped in awhile so did so.I must say that I really enjoy the voice over and music videos as I get a lot of very interesting information that I would otherwise would never know because I will never get a chance to sail in those regions.We are currently in Mexico, not on the boat, and not missing the weather at home in Canada, but will be returning to Canad to our little farm for a bit and then to the west coast for a couple of months on our boat out there. Your videos really encourage this much older sailor to keep on keeping on. Thanks
anything over 20C is more than enough for me J.
I rather like using the natural sounds although I will make a music video of the best bits of the Moray – and it has been great.
The policy of driving people to the website to listen to the voice over version appears to be working. Quite a few new names and old tappers as well.Dylan
PS I doubt that I shall ever sail there again – although you never know what the future holds
PayPal worked for me.
Jolly good – thanks JS