Ever wonder why sailboats have spreaders? And why some have many while others only have one? In this video, Herby and Maddie explain what spreaders are for and how they work. They also go into detail about keel stepped vs deck stepped masts, as well as typical single and double spreader setups.
Herby and Maddie continue tearing out the old head to make room for the head refit they are doing. They also take a break from the work to visit the sulfur pits on the island of Terceira, Azores.
In a previous how to, I showed the farmer’s loop and called it an alpine butterfly knot. This is a correction to that video and a comparison of the two knots. They have similar properties and similar ways of being tied, but they are different knots!
Herby prepares Wisdom for Hurricane Helene! After the storm, he continues working on the boat. The project on the menu is to remove the rotten wood from the closet, and there is a lot of rotten wood! Solid beams of wood have turned into mulch. Herby then returns to the states where he and Maddie…
This video will showcase and describe various ways to connect two ropes of the same size and of different sizes. The knots shown in this video are: Sheet Bend, Double Sheet Bend Double Fisherman’s Knot Acres Bend (also called the Zeppelin Bend) These knots are reviewed for their different strengths and weaknesses, offering insight into…
Learn how to tie this super useful knot in just five seconds! Impress your friends as you whip this fancy knot out at parties, right before their eyes 😉 The Alpine Butterfly Knot is a bight knot that will let you tie a bight in a line that can be loaded from either direction. Best…
Sailing across an ocean means sailing 24 hours a day. How do you sleep and still stay safe? In this video, Maddie and Herby discuss what worked for them as they voyaged on their transatlantic adventure. They found a way to always keep a person on watch and still see each other during the day.