Become Sailing La Vagabonde’s 3rd Crew Member!!!

Riley and Elayna are looking for someone with an iron stomach great editing and video skills to cruise the Med. Adobe premier pro, a lust for travel, and drone piloting skills are an asset. Must be willing to stay at least a year. Private berth in luxury catamaran is included. I have no idea what the other 6 jobs are!

 

The application process to be crew on the Slow Boat in the Marquesas is a lot simpler. Non-smokers can pledge $99 for the one Star/Executive Producer spot. No video editing is required to join me for one to two weeks while we film season 2 between May to July 2017.

Top 10 Best Paid Sailing Channels: La Vagabonde, SSL, Wynns, Delos, RAN, Gecko, Uma, & More

This video ranks the top ten highest paid sailing channels based on my estimates of their Patreon and AdSense revenues from their channels. 9 of the 10 were vloggers. All channels incur expenses such as buying and replacing camera and computer gear to keep the pipeline of videos flowing. Only two channels made six figures. The highest paid channels did not necessarily have the most subscribers. My recent study looked at 444 sailing YouTube channels. Thus, the other 98 percent of channels made less than the top 10 from Patreon and AdSense.

I assumed that their average patron paid for 32 videos per year, and the channels made $1.50 per 1,000 views on Adsense. My estimates could be way off if either one of those estimates was off for any particular channel. Advertising revenues vary greatly based on a lot of factors. Not all public pledges are the same on Patreon because patrons can limit the number of times they are charged per month. Nevertheless, this assumption for Patreon was in line with the 2016 Patreon blog reported earnings for Sailing SV Delos and Sailing La Vagabonde.

See https://ssrn.com/abstract=2919840

The channels’ Patreon revenues were based on the public Patreon pledges and the annual views reported by Socialblade.com. The revenue estimates are guesses and could be significantly higher or lower.

0:33 Chase the Story Sailing and Sailing Miss Lone Star have more subscribers than some in the top 10 but did not make the highest paid list.
0:50 #10 Sailing Uma sail a Pearson 36 sailboat in Haiti.
1:01 #9 Jamie and Liz are Brits sailing a Oyster 435 since 2005.
1:16 #8 RAN Sailing is sailing out of Sweden.
1:32 #7 White Spot Pirates produces the Untie the Line vlog. It pulls in a $32K/year from Patreon and Adsense. Check out Nike’s interview on episode 14 of the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast at

1:57 #6 Sailing SV Lazy Gecko sails with kids and pets in Florida.
2:13 #5 Rick Moore and his Ambient Real Life production company is sailing Sophisticated Lady (SSL) in the eastern Caribbean.
2:29 #4 Boatworks Today is the only DIY channel in the top ten. .
2:43 #3 Gone with the Wynns are one of only 3 channels with over 100K subscribers.
3:03 #2 Sailing SV Delos were interviewed on episode 10

and

episode 33

of the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast.

3:43 #1 Elayna and Riley of Sailing La Vagabonde are number 1 in terms of subscribers 288K.
4:41 Some top channels interviewed on the Slow Boat Sailing with over 10K subscribers have suspended their cruises. Examples are Wicked Salty, Sailing Baby Blue, and Resolute Sets Sail.

5:55 The majority of sailing channels on Patreon are making $73 or less per video. See https://ssrn.com/abstract=2919840

6:18 AdSense estimated earnings are often much smaller than Patreon estimated revenues for these channels.

6:30 Affiliate and sponsorship income examples
Sailing La Vagabonde II Outremer 45 sponsorship:

Sailing SV Delos Supersailmakers sponsorship:

7:20 Assumptions for revenue estimates
8:20 sailing channels are companies with costs
8:42 SailingSaltyMermaid totaled their boat while filming a vlog series:

Check out our round the world vlog:

Check out our video on how to make money on Patreon

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.

http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.

Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How To Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.

Slow Boat to the Bahamas

and

How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon. Slow boat to Cuba launches on Amazon on November 21, 2016.

Support the vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

The vlog is also a video cruising guide of the places we visit focused on the seamanship necessary to visit the exotic foreign ports that we visit. The vlogs recount the adventures of the Slow Boat Crew.

Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast
music by http://www.BenSound.com

Ep. 32: SY Zero Sails without a Rudder and Sailing Across the South Pacific

Subscribe for free to the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher!

Christian from the SY Zero YouTube channel and blog talks about doing the north Pacific circle from Mexico, to Hawaii, to Alaska, sailing the inside passage, and back to San Diego California. He talks about how he survived a busted rudder and used sails and motor to get back to port under his own power.

Our “On the AIS Segment” guest is the creator of the Adventuresare life (Sailing Windfall) YouTube channel who sails with her previously estranged father on the Great Loop.

The host Linus Wilson talks about the sailing in the 3,500 nautical mile passage from La Libertad, Ecuador to Hiva Oa in French Polynesia’s Marquesas Islands. He talks about sailing wing and wing and the different sail combinations he used to sail dead downwind for most of the passage.

We came out with some great new videos on the Slow Boat Sailing YouTube channel that have been well recieved since last episode. Check out our “How to Transit the Panama Canal” video, which features Janna and Sophie for the first time since episode 1:

Further, you can get the full VIDEO interview with sailing SV Delos of which part will make up episode 33 of the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast in April. You can watch it now at

 

Finally, Linus summarizies the findings of his latest study that finds YouTube sailing channels that use Patreon make a video a week vs. a video every three to four months for sailing channels not on Patreon. Unlike the popular perception that Patreon supports the sailors, it only typically pays less than $80 per video and does not cover the cost of video production. You can see the video about that study at

 

Slow Boat Sailing is making a podcast and vlog about sailing around the world part-time. The podcast interviews the most interesting cruising sailors in the world, including the crew of SV Delos, White Spot Pirates, Chase the Story, Sailing Miss Lone Star, Wicked Salty, SV Prism, and many more. This costs time and money and we love our supporters who subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube as well as those who support us on Patreon.

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.

http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.

Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How To Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.

Slow Boat to the Bahamas

and

How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Support the vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

The vlog is also a video cruising guide of the places we visit focused on the seamanship necessary to visit the exotic foreign ports that we visit. The vlogs recount the adventures of the Slow Boat Crew.

Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

SV Delos, Crew Changes & Sailing the Indian Ocean on the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Ep. 33


Brian, Brady, and Karin of Sailing SV Delos talk about their Indian Ocean sailing & recent crew changes on the video version of the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast #33 hosted by Linus Wilson. You can hear their first interview on the podcast on episode 10 at

Subscribe to the podcast for free and hear it on your podcast app as the episodes come at at
iTunes: http://apple.co/2c05jND
&
Sticher: http://bit.ly/2lpZYoJ
On the podcast we interview the most interesting sailors in the world such as the creators of SV Delos, Untie the Lines (White Spot Pirates), and Chase the Story (Turf to Surf and SV Cheeky Monkey).

0:00 Intro music was Onetox- Ramukanji (2011 official remix)

0:03 Linus Wilson, Host of the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast at
introduces the interview. A more comprehensive interview that explores the entire SV Delos voyage is in episode 10 of the free podcast.
0:20 You can get your own really cool SV Delos shirt and sticker at
http://bit.ly/2mpBcEV
0:27 Interview begins with Brian, Brady, and
0:55 Q: What was the longest offshore passage of the Indian Ocean crossing?
A: Andaman Islands to Cocos Keeling Island (16 days)
2:00 Managing the Aghulas Current
3:35 Help pay for the Slow Boat Sailing Podcasts’ Skype recording software and get great rewards at
http://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
6:20 Port hopping in South Africa and the lack of anchorages
Cape Town
Mossel Bay, South Africa
East London, South Africa
Durban, South Africa
8:03 We discuss crew changes on SV Delos
9:07 Max and Frida rock Delos
10:05 Does SV Delos fit 7 crew?
12:12 Why did Karin go to college in Australia?
14:50 Winners of become a Delos pirate crew member competition
18:05 What makes the ideal Sailing SV Delos crew member
21:10 Chagos was remote
22:00 Favorite Indian Ocean stops of the 2015 & 2016 cruising seasons
27:11 Will Delos round Cape Horn before they go to the Caribbean?
Brady seemed interested in the Horn, but Brian seemed more interested in cruising the Caribbean.
29:10 The cruising community in Cape Town, South Africa
30:55 The last time Delos was in a major cruising destination was 2 years ago in Thailand. Brian luvs pad Thai!
31:30 Is butter chicken enough to recommend the Andaman Islands of India?
32:15 How do new crew members help out with the cool videos? Brian gives filming tips..
33:25 The scariest moments on SV Delos:
Hitting a reef in Madagascar
Hand steering in big waves on the way to Cocos Keeling
37:17 What kind of autopilots do you use on SV Delos and what problems have you had sailing offshore?
Raymarine linear drive 2 is the big seas autopilot. The planetary gear have worn out. It is attached to the back quadrant.
40:15 They also have a chain mounted wheel pilot which is not robust enough for big seas.
41:30 When has a saltwater leaking been a problem on Delos?
43:30 They will be taking 1, 2, 3, or 4 crew in addition to Brian, Brady, and Karin on the Atlantic crossing. 2 most likely. That crew list is not finalized…
44:00 Stops planned on the Atlantic crossing St. Helena, Ascension Island (possible), Namibia (sand dunes “droneland”), Brazil, Rio (possible), Salvador, Recife, Brazil…
45:00 Brian Trautman plans to go slow and only arrive in Trinadad in November 2017. Other round the world (circumnavigators) cruisers
45:50 SV Totem stopped in Namibia
46:00 Cruising in Namibia is tricky. There are only 2
47:30 How much time have you taken off the boat?
50:40 Last time hauled out the boat. Plan to haul next in Trinidad and Tobago…
52:05 What do you like about Cape Town, South Africa?
55:30 What is Durbin, South Africa like?
57:40 How many countries has Delos visited? 30 something…
58:00 What are the favorite countries you have visited?
Philippines, New Zealand, Madagascar…
58:45 What are the most recent upgrades to SV Delos?
Silent wind wind generator, dive gear, new camera gear, ice maker, dodger
59:30 It’s 5 O’clock in Cape Town! Beer!
1:01:30 Boat’s washing machine
1:03:20 What is you advice for someone wanting to start offshore cruising?
1:05:19 Moonshining & stills: Air Still and Turbo 500

by Linus Wilson (c) 2017

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How to Transit the Panama Canal with Sailing LaVagabonde ‘s Line Handlers by Yacht-S1E11

See how to transit the Panama Canal in a small sailboat or yacht. This video puts you in the cockpit for each one of the six locks in the Gatun, Pedro Miguel, and Mira Flores locks of the Panama Canal. It shows you all the secrets of a successful Panama Canal transit.

You can skip ahead to the parts you want to see:
0:25 Shelter Bay Marina, Colon, Panama
0:28 Panama Canal agent
0:40 Line rental and fenders
0:50 Provisioning, groceries, and meals for line handlers at Rey Supermarket at the Quatros Altos Mall in Colon, Panama
1:15 Name painting tradition for Panama Canal transiting boats visiting Shelter Bay Marina in Colon, Panama
1:30 Our line handlers Jose & Pedro from Sailing La Vagabonde
1:50 Our line handler Pedro form Sailing La Vagabonde
1:58 Number of line handles needed = 4
2:04 Port of Cristobal
2:10 Flats Anchorage, Colon, Panama, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean
3:10 Our line handlers watch themselves on Sailing La Vagabonde Episode 35 & 36 at

3:48 Sophie gives art advice
5:10 Three options for transiting the Panama canal: 1. Tug Tied, 2. Rafted to Another Yacht, or 3. Wall Tied
5:00 Gatun locks
5:20 Rafting to another yacht
5:33 Monkey fist throw
5:45 Do all your line handlers need to be experienced?
6:25 Rafted in the center
6:55 Adjusting the lines when rising in the locks
7:00 Costs of transiting the Panama Canal
7:30 Walking the monkey fist
8:00 Do smaller boats need to use their engines when rafted?
9:05 Winching Panama Canal lines
10:34 Lock #3 of 3 of the Gatun Locks
10:50 Mooring v. anchoring in Gatun Lake
11:10 How to moor to moorings made for ships in Gatun Lake
11:35 Our second Panama Canal advisor on day 2
11:50 You need a galley slave on your Panama Canal Transit!
13:40 Pedro Miguel Lock
13:50 Rafting to a sidewall tied ferry
14:33 Are Panama Canal advisors helpful?
15:14 Currents created by ships in the locks
15:55 Last in first out (LIFO) rafting
16:30 Mira Flores lock 1 of 2
17:00 Discussion of the new Panama Canal locks launched in 2016
17:08 Covering solar panels to prevent damage
18:25 Mira Flores Lock #2 of 2
18:46 Unrafting
19:03 Exiting the Panama Canal in the Pacific Yacht Club
19:29 Port of Balboa, Panama
19:38 Balboa Yacht Club, Panama City
20:00 Moorings and dinghy ban in the Balboa Yacht Club
21:00 Plans to sail to Ecuador!
21:05 More Panama Canal tips
21:15 Benefits of supporting the channel at
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
22:50 Bonus episodes, free audiobooks, drawing to sail with us, the Star/Executive Producer reward is awesome!
23:48 What is the most important thing to do when visiting Panama by sailboat or yacht?
25:00 Should you use volunteer or professional line handlers?
26:20 Insurance issues
27:00 How long does it take to get a Panama Canal transit date?
27:30 Agent or no Panama Canal agent? Which is better?
29:15 How to select a reputable Panama Canal agent?

This is episode 11 of Slow Boat Sailing’s round the world vlog series. You can watch this and past and future episodes at

Episode 12 will take the Slow Boat offshore to Ecuador and across the equator. Episode 10 in Panama and New Orleans will not be released to the public until June or July 2017. Patrons of the YouTube channel will get to see episode 10 three months earlier than the public.
Music by http://www.Bensound.com

Story, video, and editing by Linus Wilson (c) 2017
Associate Producer, Anders Colbenson

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Slow Boat to Cuba

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On the podcast we interview the most interesting sailors in the world such as the creators of SV Delos, Untie the Lines (White Spot Pirates), and Chase the Story (Turf to Surf and SV Cheeky Monkey).

Or support the podcast and or videos on Patreon for some awesome rewards, including a chance to star as a crew member on the Slow Boat!
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How to Make $ on Patreon Like Sailing LaVagabonde & SV Delos: Tips, Tricks, Facts, and Advice

Learn the secrets of top YouTube channels about making money on Patreon such as Sailing LaVagabonde and Sailing SV Delos. Linus Wilson completed a study of 444 sailing channels and gives you the tips, tricks, and secrets of the most successful channels on Patreon. He breaks down his study at the start of the video and reads it at the end of the video. You can download the study for free at

http://ssrn.com/abstract=2919840

0:04 Intro
1:04 How Linus Wilson got interested in Patreon
1:40 SV Delos making $6,000/episode
2:34 Patreon channels make a lot more videos than other YouTubers
3:10 Learn how much is Sailing LaVagabonde and SV Delos made in 2016 from Patreon
3:50 How much does the typical channel make?
4:40 One hour per minute rule for good video
5:17 How many patrons can you get per 1,000 subscribers
5:55 Don’t quit your day job.
6:58 Patreon pays for video creation not for your lifestyle
8:45 How much does it cost to start a YouTube channel?
9:40 Can you earn minimum wage from your YouTube channel and Patreon?
10:16 Is getting on Patreon hard?
11:06 Drivers of success on Patreon
11:57 Patreon rewards
12:15 Join the Slow Boat on the Marquesas

http://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
12:50 Getting your first 100 subscribers
13:40 Can you be as big as Sailing SV Delos or Sailing La Vagabonde?
13:50 Gear needed for a sailing YouTube channel: How much does it cost?
14:50 Destroying $5,000 equipment
15:07 Computer gear needed
15:39 25 hours of editing for 15 minutes of video for a top YouTube sailing channel making $200-$300 per video
16:35 Tips for having a successful YouTube channel
18:20 Consistency!!!
19:10 Titles, tags, keywords, thumbnails
20:25 Facebook!!!
21:36 A dramatic reading of my academic study entitled:
“A Little Bit of Money Goes a Long Way:
Crowdfunding on Patreon by YouTube Sailing Channels”
http://ssrn.com/abstract=2919840
21:50 Abstract
22:44 Section 1: Introduction
25:06 Section 2: Literature Review
28:41 Section 3: Sailing-Channels.com and YouTube Data
32:20 Section 4: Patreon Data
39:35 Section 5: Results
44:30 Section 6: Conclusion
46:06 Like, Subscribe, Share, and Comment: Does Daly (dog) need a haircut?
46:43 Credits

Suggested citation for my paper:
Wilson, Linus, “A Little Bit of Money Goes a Long Way:
Crowdfunding on Patreon by Youtube Sailing Channels,” (February 17, 2017). Available at SSRN:
http://ssrn.com/abstract=2919840

Dr. Linus Wilson is Grow Your YouTube Channel Certified. He has written three books and has talked to many of the most successful YouTube sailing channels on his Slow Boat Sailing Podcast. He gives you the results from the first ever academic study on Patreon that he wrote, conversations with top YouTube creators, and what he learned from his YouTube certificate. Linus Wilson has been the author or coauthor of more than 30 peer-reviewed academic studies.

Slow Boat Sailing is making a podcast and vlog about sailing around the world part-time. The podcast interviews the most interesting cruising sailors in the world, including the crew of SV Delos, White Spot Pirates, Chase the Story, Sailing Miss Lone Star, Wicked Salty, SV Prism, and many more. This costs time and money and we love our supporters who subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube as well as those who support us on Patreon.

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.

http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.

Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How To Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.

Slow Boat to the Bahamas

and

How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon. Slow boat to Cuba launches on Amazon on November 21, 2016.

Support the vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

The vlog is also a video cruising guide of the places we visit focused on the seamanship necessary to visit the exotic foreign ports that we visit. The vlogs recount the adventures of the Slow Boat Crew.

Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast
music by http://www.BenSound.com

How You Can Sail the Marquesas on the Slow Boat in 2017

See never before seen footage of Sahia and Ben in Season 2 of Slow Boat Sailing! We are giving away berths in the South Pacific and so much more to viewers like you who support the videos and podcast on http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Slow Boat Sailing is making a podcast and vlog about sailing around the world part-time. The podcast interviews the most interesting cruising sailors in the world, including the crew of SV Delos, White Spot Pirates, Chase the Story, Sailing Miss Lone Star, Wicked Salty, SV Prism, and many more. This costs time and money and we love our supporters who subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube as well as those who support us on Patreon.

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.

When we hit $80 per round the world vlog episode or podcast episode, I will give away up to 2 weeks in a private berth for two to one of our Patrons. Patrons will be randomly selected based on their long-term support on Patreon. This is several thousand dollar value. Captained charters of similarly sized monohulls usually exceed $400 per day. Thus, this reward is over a $5,000 value.

The timing of that berth depends on the schedules of the winner and Captain Linus Wilson. The Slow Boat is Hiva Oa in the Marquesas. Linus Wilson will be cruising there in May to July 2017. Hopefully, a patron and possibly his or her significant other can join the boat as crew. Any will crew pay their own travel expenses to and from the boat, must sign the required waivers, and agree to the boat rules.

Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.

Before joining the boat, crew drawing winners or star (executive producer) patrons must supply copies of passports, sign the required waivers, and have a round-trip ticket back to their home country. Crew pay their transport expenses to and from the boat.

Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How To Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.

Slow Boat to the Bahamas

and

How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon. Slow boat to Cuba launches on Amazon on November 21, 2016.

Support the vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

The rewards of being a Patreon far outweigh the costs.

Since starting the podcast and YouTube channel we have had to upgrade our cameras, computer hard drives, and audio equipment. Podcasts must pay hosting fees. We have incurred high internet access fees in foreign countries to put out a regular podcast and to upload videos. For every hour of podcast or minute of video many hours of work must go into them to produce them. We only produce highly edited podcasts and videos because we believe our listeners and viewers time is so valuable.

We make content that is for all audiences and will not sacrifice safety or our relationship with our loved ones to create suggestive thumbnails. Our crew wears life jackets and harnesses in all weather. We don’t cut corners on crew safety to get exciting video.

The vlog is also a video cruising guide of the places we visit focused on the seamanship necessary to visit the exotic foreign ports that we visit. The vlogs recount the adventures of the Slow Boat Crew.

The host of the podcast and the captain of the Slow Boat is Linus Wilson who holds a “six pack” captain’s licenses issued by the United States Coast Guard.

The “Slow Boat” is an Island Packet 31′.

There are 12 episodes planned for season 1.
We have already begun filming season 2 in across the Pacific and in the Marquesas.

Hopefully, we will have the support to film many more seasons of our round the world voyage. Season 1 goes from New Orleans, to Florida, to Cuba, stops at Providencia, though the Panama Canal, and across the equator into the South Pacific.

Subscribe to the podcast at
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Violin by Janna Wilson
Other music by http://www.BenSound.com

S1E9: Sailing Offshore to Panama, Shelter Bay Marina, #PanamaCanal, and Checking in Colon, Panama

You will see Linus and Stevie go offshore for the last time together. You will see them pick up anchor in the remote island of Providencia, Colombia to sail two days non-stop to Colon, Panama 250 nautical miles away.

0:04 recap of last episode
0:24 departure from Providencia
1:04 engine problems 50 miles from Panama
2:35 entrance channel to Shelter Bay Marina
3:11 tour of Shelter Bay Marina
4:05 bus ride to Colon, Panama driving over Panama Canal, Gatun Locks
4:58 getting a 72 hour visa
6:45 getting a cruising permit from the Cristobal Port Captain
7:42 Stevie leaves the boat
7:59 getting 90-day mariners visa
8:54 preview of the next episode S1E10
9:23 credits

The Slow Boat hits light winds, and they have engine problems 50 miles from the entrance to the Panama Canal. Linus has a spare fresh water pump and replaces the part and they are soon motoring past container ships at the entrance to the Panama Canal on the Caribbean Sea side, Colon Panama.

They tie up at the only marina at the entrance to the Panama Canal on the Atlantic Ocean side. While the marina is well marked, there are rocks near some buoys. They tour Shelter Bay with its workout facilities, dry storage yard, pool, restaurant and bar, and library.

They try to check in to the country in downtown Colon, which is across the Panama Canal from Shelter Bay Marina. There is a free marina bus but the ride is 30-60 minutes into town depending on the traffic, ferry schedule, or bridge openings over the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal. The bus stops at the Quatros Altos mall but also drops passengers in downtown Colon.

Stevie and Linus get their 72-hour visas at the cruise ship terminal, but are rebuffed by the Cristobal Port Captain and the Immigration office in the Colon 2000 mall. Stevie leaves the boat and the country to avoid paying the $105 “mariners’ visa”.

Linus returns to Colon, Panama to finish the check in process and get a 90-day mariner’s visa, but refuses to pay an extra $50 “captain’s fee” that he thinks is bogus.

Music by http://www.Bensound.com

Story, video, and editing by Linus Wilson (c) 2017
Associate Producer, Anders Colbenson
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In the Red: Some new camera and recording gear for season 2 and year 2 of the podcast

Besides giving away $1,500 worth of books last month as part of hitting our old $20 
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing goal, the podcast and video series has had to incur a lot of costs.
In Season 1, Episode 1, I lost my iPhone which we film with. That was about $900+ to replace. Because of the filming, I got one with a 128GB hard drive ($200 more), which is always maxed out from the videos despite frequent backups and deleting.
We have bought external hard drives and a new laptop computer since the audio and video files maxed out the capabilites of the hard drive and the processor. We got three GoPro knock offs and lots of GoPro attachments. We purchased several HDMI storage cards. New selfie sticks and tripods add to the pile of camera gear we purchased for season 1. In total, I would guess the gear, hosting, and extra internet expenses abroad exceeded $1,000. When I do our financials, I’ll probably have hard numbers.
We also pay monthly hosting for the website and the podcast. 
Through January 2017, we have earned about $150 from Patreon. Obviously, the vlog and podcast are badly in the red.
Below is some new filming and podcast gear that I purchased today. I get no money from these links. Amazon is in a dispute with Louisiana about sales taxes, and I could not set up an Amazon store if I wanted to.
The content does not pay for itself in direct costs of providing podcasts or video. I get no payment for my time. I give away books which I could otherwise sell. If the costs don’t cover the costs of hosting, camera and recording gear, hard drives, podcast and website hosting, I am volunteering my money to produce content that takes a lot of my time. I can think of many better charities than the folks watching sailing videos or listening to podcasts. The demographics of my listeners and watchers are people that can mostly afford to pay for the content they consume.
That being said, I am planning on giving away berths for free that are worth many times I will collect in Patreon pledges. This is similar to my giving away 10 times more books in dollar terms than I collected in pledges. It is a tremendous value being a Patron and the rewards outweigh the pledges.
Delivery estimate: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by 8pm
Delivery estimate: Sunday, February 5, 2017 by 8pm
AmazonBasics 50-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag Sold by: Amazon.com LLC $16.99 Condition: New Add gift option Buy it Again
Delivery estimate: Sunday, February 5, 2017 by 8pm