Learning the Lines is creating DIY and adventure vlogs.
71
patrons

THANK YOU SO MUCH 

We first want to begin by thanking YOU for even slightly considering supporting our production. It means a great deal to us, and for that we're forever grateful. We aren't asking you to buy us a big fancy boat or pay us to sail the world. We've already got the boat, and we've saved for the past three years while working multiple full time jobs to pay off debt and to make cruising a reality for us.

YOUTUBE COSTS

That being said, there are significant costs associated with sharing our projects and our journey with you. Cameras, camera gear, drones, computers, and editing software aren't cheap, and the marine environment is harsh on all of our equipment. Also, shooting and editing just one 10-20 minute video can easily take upwards of 40 hours of work, if not more. This also doesn't include the time spent responding to comments, emails, and social media messages. In order to produce a quality YouTube channel, it takes time and money. 

YOUTUBE DOESN'T PAY FAIRLY 

It's well known that most YouTubers don't get compensated fairly on ads alone. YouTube typically only pays around 2 dollars for every thousand views. That means if a video gets 20,000 views, the YouTuber is only making around 40 dollars total. If that doesn't sound low to you already, let me give you this visualization. A typical hockey or basketball arena seats around 20,000 people. So, if a YouTuber's video reaches the same amount of people that would normally fill a sports arena, they're only going to get $40.00. Ask yourself, does that seem fair?

WHO ARE WE? 

We are Jordan and Randi, a couple in our late twenties that have a different idea for how to go about life. We believe that if you have a dream, you should do whatever it takes (within the laws of your country) to make that dream a reality, and you shouldn't be scared to get your hands dirty and learn along the way.
Tiers
Va'a-tele
$2 or more per weekly video.

Va'a-tele, or "big canoe" is a large traditonal Samoan multihull voyaging vessel. On these types of vessels, the people of the South Pacific ventured off into the blue water and discovered new islands to settle on. 


You are helping contribute to the production of our videos. As a thank you, you'll also get access to patron-only posts and monthly livestreams.


Also, when Freebie is finally finished a plaque will be made with all active patrons on it, and placed aboard. 


Knarr
$5 or more per weekly video.

A Knarr is a ocean-going Viking ship that was used for trade, exploration, and expansion. Knarrs were capable of long sea voyages and transporting up to 24 tons of cargo. 


You find real value in our videos, and you have our gratitude. For this, you'll get access to the Learning the Lines private discord server! You'll be able to use this to voice chat or text message us anytime we're online. You'll also be able to chat with anyone else in the server.
 

You'll also get all $2.00 rewards. 



Includes Discord rewards
Junk
$10 or more per weekly video.

Junk ships are ancient Chinese sailing ships. They were wildly used during the Song dynasty and evolved after that. Junk-rigged boats are still being made today. 


Learning the Lines T Shirt! You'll get a T shirt shipped to you after four videos supported.  


You'll also get all $2.00 and $5.00 Rewards. 



Includes Discord rewards
Caravel
$15 or more per weekly video.

The caravel was a smaller, highly maneuverable sailing ship. The lateen sails gave it speed and the capacity for sailing to windward. Caravels were used by the Portuguese and Spanish for oceanic exploration voyages during the Age of Discovery.


Skype video call! Want to ask more questions about Freebie? Maybe you want to offer some advice, or want to tell some awesome stories, at any rate let's talk DIY and sailing. 


This will be subject to our crazy schedules but I promise we'll make this happen if you're in this tier.  


You'll also get all $2.00, $5.00, and $10.00 Rewards. 



Includes Discord rewards
Galleon
$30 or more per weekly video.

A large three-masted sailing ship with a square rig and usually two or more decks, used from the 15th to the 17th century especially by Spain as a merchant ship or warship.


Learning the Lines hoodie! You'll get a hoodie shipped to you after two videos supported.  


You'll also get all $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, and $25.00 Rewards. 



Includes Discord rewards
Goals
71 of 100 patrons
At 100 patrons we really have no excuse to not have a drone, right? 
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THANK YOU SO MUCH 

We first want to begin by thanking YOU for even slightly considering supporting our production. It means a great deal to us, and for that we're forever grateful. We aren't asking you to buy us a big fancy boat or pay us to sail the world. We've already got the boat, and we've saved for the past three years while working multiple full time jobs to pay off debt and to make cruising a reality for us.

YOUTUBE COSTS

That being said, there are significant costs associated with sharing our projects and our journey with you. Cameras, camera gear, drones, computers, and editing software aren't cheap, and the marine environment is harsh on all of our equipment. Also, shooting and editing just one 10-20 minute video can easily take upwards of 40 hours of work, if not more. This also doesn't include the time spent responding to comments, emails, and social media messages. In order to produce a quality YouTube channel, it takes time and money. 

YOUTUBE DOESN'T PAY FAIRLY 

It's well known that most YouTubers don't get compensated fairly on ads alone. YouTube typically only pays around 2 dollars for every thousand views. That means if a video gets 20,000 views, the YouTuber is only making around 40 dollars total. If that doesn't sound low to you already, let me give you this visualization. A typical hockey or basketball arena seats around 20,000 people. So, if a YouTuber's video reaches the same amount of people that would normally fill a sports arena, they're only going to get $40.00. Ask yourself, does that seem fair?

WHO ARE WE? 

We are Jordan and Randi, a couple in our late twenties that have a different idea for how to go about life. We believe that if you have a dream, you should do whatever it takes (within the laws of your country) to make that dream a reality, and you shouldn't be scared to get your hands dirty and learn along the way.

Recent posts by Learning the Lines

Tiers
Va'a-tele
$2 or more per weekly video.

Va'a-tele, or "big canoe" is a large traditonal Samoan multihull voyaging vessel. On these types of vessels, the people of the South Pacific ventured off into the blue water and discovered new islands to settle on. 


You are helping contribute to the production of our videos. As a thank you, you'll also get access to patron-only posts and monthly livestreams.


Also, when Freebie is finally finished a plaque will be made with all active patrons on it, and placed aboard. 


Knarr
$5 or more per weekly video.

A Knarr is a ocean-going Viking ship that was used for trade, exploration, and expansion. Knarrs were capable of long sea voyages and transporting up to 24 tons of cargo. 


You find real value in our videos, and you have our gratitude. For this, you'll get access to the Learning the Lines private discord server! You'll be able to use this to voice chat or text message us anytime we're online. You'll also be able to chat with anyone else in the server.
 

You'll also get all $2.00 rewards. 



Includes Discord rewards
Junk
$10 or more per weekly video.

Junk ships are ancient Chinese sailing ships. They were wildly used during the Song dynasty and evolved after that. Junk-rigged boats are still being made today. 


Learning the Lines T Shirt! You'll get a T shirt shipped to you after four videos supported.  


You'll also get all $2.00 and $5.00 Rewards. 



Includes Discord rewards
Caravel
$15 or more per weekly video.

The caravel was a smaller, highly maneuverable sailing ship. The lateen sails gave it speed and the capacity for sailing to windward. Caravels were used by the Portuguese and Spanish for oceanic exploration voyages during the Age of Discovery.


Skype video call! Want to ask more questions about Freebie? Maybe you want to offer some advice, or want to tell some awesome stories, at any rate let's talk DIY and sailing. 


This will be subject to our crazy schedules but I promise we'll make this happen if you're in this tier.  


You'll also get all $2.00, $5.00, and $10.00 Rewards. 



Includes Discord rewards
Galleon
$30 or more per weekly video.

A large three-masted sailing ship with a square rig and usually two or more decks, used from the 15th to the 17th century especially by Spain as a merchant ship or warship.


Learning the Lines hoodie! You'll get a hoodie shipped to you after two videos supported.  


You'll also get all $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, and $25.00 Rewards. 



Includes Discord rewards