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Okay - this chick is now officially my new hero:



She can do anything. Freakin' awesome.
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

If you haven't yet... Check out all of her YouTube videos in order. She goes through a few tough bits!
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oh yeah - she is cute...
followed all of her video blogs so far...
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Yep, been watching her video blogs for awhile and she has hit a rough patch. It will be interesting to see what she decides to do. One thing is for sure, I admire her determination and whatever she decides to do, she's done more than most already.

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Note to self...... don't buy a $6k abandon moldy boat in Panama to sail around the world.

Something tells me that that the quality of the production and sponsors are a bit too professional for this. I have a funny feeling its just part of the drama of a good story and she'll recover and move on with the cruise. It's like a good soap opera. I am a subscriber now, so it's working!
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OK, you guys got me hooked. I watched the whole series up to today's post. What a cutie! Also very determined, level-headed, and a quick study. However, she proved why you never buy a boat without a survey. It's too easy (and too late) to say "I told you so," so let's just hope she gets things right without running out of money.
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OK, you guys got me hooked. I watched the whole series up to today's post. What a cutie! Also very determined, level-headed, and a quick study. However, she proved why you never buy a boat without a survey. It's too easy (and too late) to say "I told you so," so let's just hope she gets things right without running out of money.
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I am addicted.

Now don't ruin it for me as I am only up to #13. I love her positive, glass half full, simple approach.

Ok back to youtube.
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Something tells me that that the quality of the production and sponsors are a bit too professional for this. I have a funny feeling its just part of the drama of a good story and she'll recover and move on with the cruise. It's like a good soap opera. I am a subscriber now, so it's working!
My thoughts, as well... I've been following her from the start, love her attitude, and these clips are very well put together, and she's got a great eye...

However, I'm amazed at the amount of time she must be spending shooting and editing these, simply setting up the camera for so many 'selfie' views of everything she does must be consuming an incredible amount of time. They are invariably perfectly framed and composed, that's got to require a fair amount of re-takes and do-overs, unless there's someone else shooting much of this stuff that I'm not aware of... But to even grab a shot of her doing something as mundane as cooking something on her stove in the galley could require considerable time to set up...

I can't help thinking, she might already be thru the Canal, and staging for her voyage to the Marquesas, if it weren't for the amount of time she's spent making these videos...

I'm rooting for her bigtime, wish I had the money to give her a decent boat :-) You can bet it would be fiberglass, really a pity she didn't start out with any of the far more suitable boats to be found for cheap here in the States, that wouldn't require quite as much time and effort to get out there on...
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Damn it smack... as if I didn't have enough time-wasters sapping my plans to take over the world!

Subscribed, very cool find. Thanks
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My thoughts, as well... I've been following her from the start, love her attitude, and these clips are very well put together, and she's got a great eye...

However, I'm amazed at the amount of time she must be spending shooting and editing these, simply setting up the camera for so many 'selfie' views of everything she does must be consuming an incredible amount of time. They are invariably perfectly framed and composed, that's got to require a fair amount of re-takes and do-overs, unless there's someone else shooting much of this stuff that I'm not aware of... But to even grab a shot of her doing something as mundane as cooking something on her stove in the galley could require considerable time to set up...

I can't help thinking, she might already be thru the Canal, and staging for her voyage to the Marquesas, if it weren't for the amount of time she's spent making these videos...

I'm rooting for her bigtime, wish I had the money to give her a decent boat :-) You can bet it would be fiberglass, really a pity she didn't start out with any of the far more suitable boats to be found for cheap here in the States, that wouldn't require quite as much time and effort to get out there on...
I was thinking all those things too. But remember, she posts only about 4 minutes of footage every week. So even if she spends all day shooting footage, it's just one day a week. But the editing and music are very slickly done, and could take a whole day just to do that - unless she's sending out the raw footage to someone else who is editing them (and doing a VERY professional job).
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