Thanks for all the comments.
What is coming is a much more detailed tour of the boat and its a good idea to have Lesley comment, so the video will include both of us.
one will include both the sea trial and the tour.
I shoot a lot of video - its shot in HD to National Geographic broadcast standards and then reduced to a tiny fraction of its original quality but that allows a lot of scope
in post production. I have to balance the video with me getting answers to my many questions on the sea trial and I only have the one camera
to shoot with - they are not set pieces but I think that helps make them better.
I am happy to shoot anything connected with sailing - it costs the owner/builder nothing and builds up my footage library. I accept no editorial control nor any contributions to cost. So if anyone out there wants some sailing or other footage of their boats, interview footage etc I am only too happy to try and it it in. I am in South Africa
soon and will be covering the coast from Port Elizabeth down to Cape Town
I really can see no reason why all boat builders do not use video to show off their products. if there were videos of all the boats models that would make it a lot easier for prospective builders. Videos do not have to be to Utube fuzzy standards.
Talbot - I am used to docking
large 60 foot power boats with the props much nearer than the St Francis - that is not the problem. The problem is that I only have 5 ft Lesley as featured in the video as my total crew and in UK ports
we are often put in incredible situation with wind
blowing a spare space of no more that 1 or 2 feet - I never let crew jump of a boat - they only ever step off and there are still problems with a cat in wind
in tough situations. In the pontoon on the video anyone could have docked the boat even in a wind but such space is rare in my experience.
Once again - thank you for all the nice comments.