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Hey Smack, gotta say I have read many a thread with your .02 threw in them. Always enjoyed your replys. Actually I do have a long term plan, we just have to wait and see how it works out. I bought a cat 22 a few years back, sailed it a few times last year on a somewhat local lake. Plans for this year include lots of racing in local club with a few trailer trips to the east coast capping it off with a winter trailer trip to the Flordia Keys. I had these plans last year life just got in the way. Hoping this year works out better. Thanks for the words of encouragement.
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Ha! Sorry about that Minnewaska, we had friends from NYC fly in to Iceland to visit us for a few days aboard Paragon. We gave them a whirlwind tour of Reykjavik and filmed a lot of the adventure for an upcoming video.

As soon as they got on their plane back I scrambled to get Thursday's video published, sorry it was a few days late! Thank you and Happy sailing! Drake
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Another winner!

But, my friend, scope calculations are to include your freeboard. I passed on the comment in the last vid, just had to say something. I wouldn't want to see you lose a shot at a Pulitzer. .


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Ha! Sorry about that Minnewaska, we had friends from NYC fly in to Iceland to visit us for a few days aboard Paragon. We gave them a whirlwind tour of Reykjavik and filmed a lot of the adventure for an upcoming video.

As soon as they got on their plane back I scrambled to get Thursday's video published, sorry it was a few days late! Thank you and Happy sailing! Drake

That's awesome dude. Congrats on being back home (on Paragon)!

When are you planning on pushing off?

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Hi Drake,

Great stuff as always. I love the footage.

Couple of thoughts; I wouldn't overdo the cross dissolves. Part of what makes your videos so engaging is watching the thought process, sans editing.

And just be mindful of the audio mix. Watch out for stuff that competes with dialogue. Frequencies and such...
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After watching the last two, I'm going to disagree with my comment above a bit and agree with nine. The cross-dissolve technique is really good to pull out the stammering, etc. At the same time, it might be a touch overdone. It's good to keep the flow - but it's also good to have the natural conversation as much as possible. Maybe just a balance.

Apart from that nitpick - you do a great job of communicating the emotion of things (via the editing, the music, etc.). Good story telling. By the time you let out the big sigh when the anchor is finally set, I relax with you guys. Well done.

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That's awesome dude. Congrats on being back home (on Paragon)!

When are you planning on pushing off?
Hi Argyle38, Thanks! We plan to spend the next couple of months in Reykjavik and then push off for the Faroe Islands. After a few months of exploring the Faroes we will sail to Norway and work our way up the coast to Lofoten to settle in for the winter. The big goal is in the Spring when we hope to sail to Svalbard.

We spent the past week in a rental car driving all over Iceland and got tons of aerial footage using our new quadcopter - waterfalls, geysers, volcanos, forest, mountains.. Here's a small sample of a recent flight. Hope you enjoy!

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Very cool. What's your setup?

How far can the copter travel from the remote? Might be deceiving, but it sure seemed far.


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How far can the copter travel from the remote? Might be deceiving, but it sure seemed far.
Hi Minnewaska, I'm not sure of the range. Definitely out of sight. It's a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter with GoPro Hero 3+ camera mounted on a DJI Zenmuse gimbal. The FPV goggles are Fatshark Attitudes, and they are using an ImmersionRC video transmitter. I'm also using Spironet video antennas. I can't wait to get some footage of Paragon under sail soon!
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