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2 Hours Ago 04:22 AM
chall03
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Quote:
Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
That is simply not true. As I said in a prior message, her first still pic of the boat was posted on Facebook March 6, 2013. Her promo video was posted to YouTube July 24, 2013, and the first episode, where she covered the acquisition of the boat, was posted August 29. There has never been any secret about this.

As for the production delays due to sending raw footage to Europe, I called that one also:

But it was dismissed as something that only a geezer would say:

So there is more to it than that. There's a production effort in Europe that she sends the raw footage to, when she can get sufficient bandwidth, which in that region can cause some delays.

But I think that suggesting that this is a "fraud" is a bit harsh.
I think we are arguing the same point?

timeline was perhaps a poor choice of words on my part, I mean't her facebook postings have been written in such a way to follow the video uploads, I do accept and agree with your timeline, and yes you did call it at the time, and no there wasn't any intentional geezer dismissing mean't by me at the time either.

Geezers 1 : Gen Y 0

My point then and I stand by it now is there are plenty of 20 somethings with MacBook Pros who could of produced slick videos of this quality from Panama but yes it looks like hers were edited back in Germany.

I agree fraud is too harsh, i don't recall anyone suggesting it was fraud, I simply said I was annoyed.
5 Hours Ago 01:38 AM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Honestly, these kids are rock stars...


Go the Wicked Salty!
7 Hours Ago 10:57 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Ah, but can she fix a diesel? The bikini is no fraud for sure.
8 Hours Ago 10:43 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Any chick that looks that good in a bikini AND can fix a diesel, can fraud all she wants. That's pure hawtness.
8 Hours Ago 10:27 PM
TakeFive
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by chall03 View Post
...All her FB posts etc have been on the same timeline as the videos...
That is simply not true. As I said in a prior message, her first still pic of the boat was posted on Facebook March 6, 2013. Her promo video was posted to YouTube July 24, 2013, and the first episode, where she covered the acquisition of the boat, was posted August 29. There has never been any secret about this.

As for the production delays due to sending raw footage to Europe, I called that one also:
Quote:
Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
...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).
But it was dismissed as something that only a geezer would say:
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Originally Posted by chall03 View Post
...Ummmm how to I say this kindly to the denizens of Sailnet-I think there is a generational gap thing here as well.....it is not unrealistic at all to find under 30ish, creative, saavy people who with some prior experience with the medium can create videos of this calibre. It is a talent for sure, it does take some setting up, a few go pros mounted here and there, maybe she or the boyfriend has a background in this field somehow, someway, but I doub't there is more to it than that...
So there is more to it than that. There's a production effort in Europe that she sends the raw footage to, when she can get sufficient bandwidth, which in that region can cause some delays.

But I think that suggesting that this is a "fraud" is a bit harsh.
8 Hours Ago 10:08 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by ccriders View Post
Minnie,
What fraud are you suspecting?
John
I noted it earlier in the thread, when the YouTube channel was originally posted. In early episodes, she is ready to sail away on her newly acquired boat and seemed surprised to find it was in poor condition. Many of the condition issues would have been easily identified.

If you note the significant sponsors on the videos, it seems unbelievable that they would have participated in such uncertainty. The refit was likely anticipated and built to be a fake reality show.

Given the possibility of this fraud in the setup, it would be plausible that the solo refit was fake too. Niki is a marketing professional in Germany. It seems she would be fairly resourceful and I would give a total high five, even if she was coached. However, it just seems unlikely she was as solo as made to appear.
8 Hours Ago 09:57 PM
drosymor
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Knew a lorry driver from Kent once. He had been a Royal Marine Commando CSM. Used to pop ashore frequently - on the German occupied coast of Europe. Interesting cat.
9 Hours Ago 09:32 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Actually, I'm from Kent.

Heh-heh.
9 Hours Ago 09:04 PM
chall03
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Back when she was still at the beginning of the refurb at Shelter Bay the promo video was published showing her sailing around on a cleaner, prettier Karl with brand new lines and sails when in the weekly diary the boat was still a dump.

So while we are playing I told you so, I think at the time I also called it

I see no huge crime committed. But I have to admit that it does feel a little annoying being lied to for no good reason. All her FB posts etc have been on the same timeline as the videos ie " wow weather here has been crazy this week".

Her story still has good traction though i believe and i will certainly keep following her updates. Lets be real all anyone's online presence, whether it be here, a blog, FB YouTube etc can be is the version of reality we wish to present. (Hey I heard Smack is really a cross dressing truck driver from Manchester )

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Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
She made no secret that there were male companions with her at various points. The nature of those relationships is irrelevant to the plot line, and also NOYFB.
I took Gamayun's post as sarcasm FWIW.
10 Hours Ago 08:13 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

I was just gratified that she let crusty old dudes cruise around with her. Gives the rest of us hope.
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