Television programs featuring boats typically teach you about fishing, exotic locales, love, or all three, though only in that crossover episode where Tina Louise needs to be dropped off at Fantasy Island, presumably to fish. For a show about a boat not even Gavin MacLeod could ruin, check out Boating With Clyde.
Scheduled to hit the Internets this spring, B w/C is a planned online series of variety show-style shorts that's currently trying to raise its production budget via Kickstarter.com, and was conceived by a video producer/music booker who often used a rowboat he built -- and that serves as the show's location -- to take bands he booked out on the water, though it's hardly what they were expecting when he said he had a gig for 'em. In addition to intimate in-boat performances from both local and touring musicians he's friends with, joining Clyde "adrift on an 8ft dinghy in brackish waters" to explore the "culture and history" of Seattle's waterways will be various scientific experts (a sound engineer to talk water acoustics, a science correspondent from Portland), nautical figures (several local sea captains/boating experts), and artists inspired by the water, including a poet laureate and the author of the graphic novel Berlin -- a book that'll totally Take (Your) Breath Away. Rewards for people who help fund the show range from a t-shirt designed by Sparky Taylor, to a ticket aboard S Lake Union's Sunday Ice Cream Cruise, to the opportunity to choose a scientific topic for the show, and even to appear/perform on B w/C, or rename the boat by smashing it with a bottle of "mini-Champagne", which is also the question Mickey asked before the first time he did some smashing of his own.
Unlike many Kickstarter projects, B w/C's already raised the minimum it needs (mostly to replace gear stolen from Clyde's studio last year) but cash given before the donation window closes means extras like an underwater camera rental that's needed for submarine reports starring a puppet named Pinky Bottomfeeder, whose adorable last name makes him easy to love no matter what the