Dangerous Dyl drops mast while underway - film

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A couple of nifty 360s there Dylan:D:D great stuff

the tide comes in much faster than it ebbs - although it was ebbing at about three nots - which is fast enough. Looking forward to riding a spring up the Nene

generally the current keeps my lovely boat in the middle of the channel - but you can see at one point I had to intervene and paddle back towards the centre - there are a few rocks along the edge of the channel there - nothing big but enough to damage my perfect gelcoat

I did think that being that far up the channel would be a bit of a nuisance - but as you end up spending half an hour getting the boat ready or packing it away I tend to leave that bit of boating while drifting up or down the channel - it can be very pleasant.

The Wash itself is an astonishing place to sail and one of the most undereappreciated parts of the East Coast. Terrifying in a folkboat or any other boat that falls over of course - but the slug and I are very happy there. To paraphrase orwell.... two keels good.... one keel bad.... three keels even better

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Depends

As a matter of interest, how many miles have you covered so far?

Not actually counting - although there are two sorts of miles

those making progress with the journey - so that is Bembridge to Wisbech

but then there are all the journeys up all the rivers - and back - and up - and back

plus of course miles made good are different from miles through the water given that I spend a lot of time travelling with the tide - and drifting sideways and as you will see from the film backwards as well

so I have no real idea - at all

all I know is that I am having a great time and wish that I had started doing this years ago

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Dylan, you have no idea how pleased I am that you answered "How far?" with "I've no idea" I would have been seriously disturbed if you had saved all your GPS tracks & been adding them up! :eek:

I am really enjoying the 2009 DVD's you sent & have passed the word on to others. I have also been asked "What happened to the 2008 stuff?" Please keep drifting aimlessly on the tide with a camera in your hand & paddle nearby in case of need.

thanks, Steve K
 

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Dylan, you have no idea how pleased I am that you answered "How far?" with "I've no idea" I would have been seriously disturbed if you had saved all your GPS tracks & been adding them up! :eek:

I am really enjoying the 2009 DVD's you sent & have passed the word on to others. I have also been asked "What happened to the 2008 stuff?" Please keep drifting aimlessly on the tide with a camera in your hand & paddle nearby in case of need.

thanks, Steve K

All of the 2008 films are available via the website. They were shot in std definition and even more thrown together than 2009....but some of them contain music I ripped from elsewhere without paying for it

... so they are hosted on youtube - which is allowed to play the music I did not pay for.....and which they did not pay for either.... no idea how that happens... but those are the copyright laws as they exist.

I am planning to to re-film the whole of the south coast in high defintion when I get there via the Orkneys

if I live long enough that is

and

if I can avoid sinking the slugette along the way

although I do feel that a Centaur would be a better boat for the rougher stuff up North.

.... a would that be a betrayal to my loyal followers?

I do think that if I sailed a Centaur then more people might be prepared to follow the journey... for starters all those Westerly owners.

Not that I have £12,000 to spend on a boat anyway

Dylan
 

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... so they are hosted on youtube - which is allowed to play the music I did not pay for.....and which they did not pay for either.... no idea how that happens... but those are the copyright laws as they exist.

I believe they have quite a sophisticated system that identifies the music involved, then automatically checks against a policy agreed with the rights holder to decide what to do about it. Some allow it, some completely disallow it and you get your film rejected or muted, and some cause a pop-up ad to appear over the video with the ad revenue going to the music owner.

That's what I read somewhere, anyway :)

Pete
 

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Youtube e-mailed me to tell me I was banned in Germany for using a piece of music. They told me I would get banned anywhere else that complained.
I changed the music to some I knew to be copyright free.
I think it was Sony were onto my case.

I wondered if there is a digital watermark in the recordings that the publishers have software to identify.
 

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Choosing music and aquiring music is getting simpler

I have been using these two bands

these guys from North America

http://www.celticnots.com/

and these ones from the Gower

http://www.theolddanceschool.com/

both have sailors in their bands and they are happy for me to use their music as long as I give them a link

I am sure they would do the same for any other sailors who like what they do

Dylan
 

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Not actually counting - although there are two sorts of miles

those making progress with the journey - so that is Bembridge to Wisbech

but then there are all the journeys up all the rivers - and back - and up - and back

I was wondering about the difference between the two sorts of miles. i.e. if you add up your type II miles and apply them to type I, where would you be now? I know that's not the point, but I was wondering it anyway.

Looking forward to the 2010 DVD set.
 

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if its 2,000 miles around

I was wondering about the difference between the two sorts of miles. i.e. if you add up your type II miles and apply them to type I, where would you be now? I know that's not the point, but I was wondering it anyway.

Looking forward to the 2010 DVD set.


I beleive they reckon its 2,000 miles round if you go a fairly direct route

I do a lot more than that each season - so I am on at least my third lap



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Dylan,

I've been through the Wash, once, at high tide as you suggest, and I formed exactly the view that you describe - once only for me! It takes some skill to present the Wash on film as a sailing destination but some of your video makes it look enticing. But not for me with a 2m fin keel; no good for the blood pressure! So i'll enjoy you doing it on video watching as an amrchair sailor!

The other bit about KTL is showing "big" boat yotties how "small" boat yotties have a significantly different pastime. You do stuff that I just couldn't contemplate and it is an erudite observation that the interesting bits are at the coastal fringe - not five miles off!

Are you going up the Ouse to Ely? If you do I can recommend the best restaurant in Cambridgeshire adjacent to a mooring at Littleport; a proper treat for Mrs Winter when she's aboard maybe?

Keep at it; great stuff.

rob
 

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Thanks Rob

I used to own a sonata at west mersea - spent my time avoiding ad being frightened of the mud

but I have now learned to embrace the shallows

you can do a lot of sailing in three feet of water

I have to say though you do have to watch where you take the ground in the wash - there are some astonishingly steep banks that emerge at low tide

my pea stick tells me what the bottom is really like though

having been on both sides of the depth equation I do miss the performance - there is no feeling that can match the way a deep keeled boat when fetching - it leans to a gust and then soaks up all that power to convert it into forward motion

but as a cameraman and naturalist the shallow draft does let me get up close - too close in the case of Cromer - which is where I holede the boat - just one more minor snag of the three years so far

As for the google earth zoom ins - you can make google earth do a tour - set some way points and then get g earth to do the rest

sadly, in order to record the tours you need Google Earth pro - which costs about $200 - equivalent to over 40 of my 600 website subscriptions. I did try making KTL films without the google earth pro....but they are, for me, an essential part of the films

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Dylan,

I've been through the Wash, once, at high tide as you suggest, and I formed exactly the view that you describe - once only for me! It takes some skill to present the Wash on film as a sailing destination but some of your video makes it look enticing. But not for me with a 2m fin keel; no good for the blood pressure! So i'll enjoy you doing it on video watching as an amrchair sailor!

The other bit about KTL is showing "big" boat yotties how "small" boat yotties have a significantly different pastime. You do stuff that I just couldn't contemplate and it is an erudite observation that the interesting bits are at the coastal fringe - not five miles off!

Are you going up the Ouse to Ely? If you do I can recommend the best restaurant in Cambridgeshire adjacent to a mooring at Littleport; a proper treat for Mrs Winter when she's aboard maybe?

Keep at it; great stuff.

rob
 
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