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Re: Have sailing Youtubers jumped the shark?

Being a member of the Face Book, "YouTube Sailing Channels-Creators Only", from comments there, I get the feeling most creators do not watch many other sailing channels. So I would agree with SanderO's and Mike O Reilly's earlier comments about a cruiser not having much desire to watch someone else doing what they do every day. It is rare I watch other sailing channels. Since Rebecca and I are out crossing oceans on our own boat, I don't need to watch someone else doing the same thing. I will watch the occasional sailing channel to get creative ideas to see what is working and what is not, and why some channels will never succeed. We have met a number of sailing YouTubers who can't understand why their channel has not become the next Delos. It isn't just a difficult, competitive forum, it is very difficult to get a grasp on how to make a good video with lighting, sound, steady camera, interesting topic and a personality to carry it all. "Look at us, join our adventure", videos, would be the most difficult, requiring all the above. Look at how many TV shows get cancelled every year; all produced by talented professionals. What chance does someone suddenly picking up a video camera and learning how to do basic editing, have to succeed. Sailing on their boats, we have met professional movie and video producers who had a great career in a distant genera but just can't make their YouTube sailing channel work. They can't get the subscriber numbers to increase substantially and only get several hundred or thousand views for each video. They keep at it though. But this YouTube thing adds another fun aspect to living on a boat and crossing oceans, whether the channel succeeds or not. I won't say why we make "how to" videos, as the answer would be too long, but, one side and unforeseen benefit, is the people we meet. We just got back from doing a visa run to Maputo, Mozambique, where we stayed for 5 days with great new friends we met through Youtube. He just sold his business and with his girlfriend, is getting their catamaran ready to sail to the Med. Here in Richards Bay, S.Africa, when we asked around for a car to rent, a YouTube subscriber just lent us his old Jeep Cherokee, he hadn't got around to selling. We have had that vehicle for our entire stay here which has been a tremendous benefit. And it is just fun having a beer with people who have seen our videos and are planning their own escape. So the money is a pittance but the side benefits are real.
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Being a member of the Face Book, "YouTube Sailing Channels-Creators Only", from comments there, I get the feeling most creators do not watch many other sailing channels. So I would agree with SanderO's and Mike O Reilly's earlier comments about a cruiser not having much desire to watch someone else doing what they do every day. It is rare I watch other sailing channels. Since Rebecca and I are out crossing oceans on our own boat, I don't need to watch someone else doing the same thing. I will watch the occasional sailing channel to get creative ideas to see what is working and what is not, and why some channels will never succeed. We have met a number of sailing YouTubers who can't understand why their channel has not become the next Delos. It isn't just a difficult, competitive forum, it is very difficult to get a grasp on how to make a good video with lighting, sound, steady camera, interesting topic and a personality to carry it all. "Look at us, join our adventure", videos, would be the most difficult, requiring all the above. Look at how many TV shows get cancelled every year; all produced by talented professionals. What chance does someone suddenly picking up a video camera and learning how to do basic editing, have to succeed. Sailing on their boats, we have met professional movie and video producers who had a great career in a distant genera but just can't make their YouTube sailing channel work. They can't get the subscriber numbers to increase substantially and only get several hundred or thousand views for each video. They keep at it though. But this YouTube thing adds another fun aspect to living on a boat and crossing oceans, whether the channel succeeds or not. I won't say why we make "how to" videos, as the answer would be too long, but, one side and unforeseen benefit, is the people we meet. We just got back from doing a visa run to Maputo, Mozambique, where we stayed for 5 days with great new friends we met through Youtube. He just sold his business and with his girlfriend, is getting their catamaran ready to sail to the Med. Here in Richards Bay, S.Africa, when we asked around for a car to rent, a YouTube subscriber just lent us his old Jeep Cherokee, he hadn't got around to selling. We have had that vehicle for our entire stay here which has been a tremendous benefit. And it is just fun having a beer with people who have seen our videos and are planning their own escape. So the money is a pittance but the side benefits are real.
I love this well thought out post. For sure documenting and sharing your sailing experience is something to do... aside from sailing etc. Why not? I would imaging that as interesting and diverse as cruising can be...it is perfectly sensible for anyone at any station in live to need to do something need, to master something, to connect with others and so on. Creating "content"... written word, photographs, videos certainly can have a monetary value. And sure some producers have monetized this quite successfully... for any number of reasons. Among them is high production values. But that alone will not mean success. The content itself needs to be compelling to an audience. Many know some of the plot lines and elements of $ucce$$ful content. Attractive... attracts... well DUH!

How to's are useful when you have a specific need.... or I suppose if you just like learning how to do and fix things... this will not be a very profitable stream of money.

Don't forget people are voyeurs... for all sorts of reasons. But if it isn't interesting to peep... it sure ain't gonna get someone to pay.
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There are internet vids that are helpful to cruisers. The reality sailing blogs and channels aren’t Do check cruising friends blogs but even that rarely. Usual behavior is I need to fix something, thinking of going somewhere, or thinking of buying something. In all cases want knowledge and experience I don’t have. So go to the internet. The sailing reality stuff provides neither.
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How do you search for a specific YT about repairs and fixes?

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How do you search for a specific YT about repairs and fixes?
You can do a search in google and click on the "videos" tab. Or you can do a search in you tube itself.

You can be very specific. Youtube has an incredible amount of how to videos.
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How do you search for a specific YT about repairs and fixes?
There is a DIY channel, Sail Life, where all he does is boat restoration projects. He's on his second boat. I'm not sure he'll ever sail, but I've lost touch.

Another, Boat Works Today, is a channel done by a professional restoration expert, especially fiberglass and coatings. In fact, his channel is often republished by Jamestown Distributors.

No eye candy in either, you should like them. Although, Mads in Sail Life revealed he was getting married and his fiance said hello, iirc. That'll probably ruin it for you, although, he's in Norway, so all were heavily clothed.
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There is a DIY channel, Sail Life, where all he does is boat restoration projects. He's on his second boat. I'm not sure he'll ever sail, but I've lost touch.

Another, Boat Works Today, is a channel done by a professional restoration expert, especially fiberglass and coatings. In fact, his channel is often republished by Jamestown Distributors.

No eye candy in either, you should like them. Although, Mads in Sail Life revealed he was getting married and his fiance said hello, iirc. That'll probably ruin it for you, although, he's in Norway, so all were heavily clothed.
I don't care one way or another about nudity. I asked how does one search for specfic repair... let's say... pressure water pump... or replacing deck hardware....

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There's not a single YouTube vid with nudity (unblurred anyway), so the fact that you refer to it that way is aligned with the many comments you've made about bikini clad women. You do you.

As to your specific question, it was answered by ARCB. I just gave you a couple of specific channels, which you could access and flip through.

Often these days, the equipment manufacturers themselves have a youtube channel, with how to advice. Even folks like West Marine and Jamestown Distributors have advice vids, although, I find their a bit clipped.

Another good site, but not on YouTube is Maine Sail's. It's still pics, rather than vids.

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There is a DIY channel, Sail Life, where all he does is boat restoration projects. He's on his second boat. I'm not sure he'll ever sail, but I've lost touch.

Another, Boat Works Today, is a channel done by a professional restoration expert, especially fiberglass and coatings. In fact, his channel is often republished by Jamestown Distributors.

No eye candy in either, you should like them. Although, Mads in Sail Life revealed he was getting married and his fiance said hello, iirc. That'll probably ruin it for you, although, he's in Norway, so all were heavily clothed.
Boatworks Today great channel for all things fiberglass. Think he must have a special deal with Jamestown as he only uses Total Boat products.

Lost interest in Mads Sail Life he never seems to sail just works on the boat. Reminds me of the Sailing Nervous they have never left the Intercoastal Waterway.

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Minni, I have nothing for or against bikini clad women. I can enjoy the visuals of a beautiful female who "displays her body". I love, for example, and spend a fair amount to see ladies spin and twirl and so on. However I don't bother with porn.... and I am not saying that these sailing vids have porn.

I do like travel videos... we were watching one last night about Puerto Rico... done by a couple and it did include shots of each and maybe both of them. But it is clear that they are not even a tiny part of the message. I suppose it allows a viewer to identify with the sort of people doing that travel. Maybe.

Further.... as a senior with grand daughters I am past or never was interested in oggling at women less than 1/3 my age displaying their bods. YES ballerinas are often in their 20s up to 40... and have beautifully toned bodies.... but their bodies are used in service or as part of an art form... not their OWN form. Many men never get past peeping / perving / oggling younger women as if they could have a relationship with one of them (most young women without a daddy complex have no interest in males north of 45 or 50... I find the way they appear... and I admit I have seen only tiny bits.. gratuitous. And I certainly wouldn't... as many others support these people. Sex sells and it's been selling my whole life. I ain't buying.

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