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What’s the Deal With SPREADERS? | Sailing Wisdom

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.


10/02/2019 0

How Rigging Doctor Began | Sailing Wisdom

Ever wonder how your favorite Youtube Channel started? How it came to be? Herby and Maddie take a look down memory lane to talk about how they started Rigging Doctor!


10/02/2019 0

Chop it up into little pieces | Sailing Wisdom [S3 Ep24]

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.


10/02/2019 0

How To Tie the Alpine Butterfly Knot (Correction Video) | Sailing Wisdom

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!


10/02/2019 0

Boat Work and Boat Show! | Sailing Wisdom: S3 Ep19

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…
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07/01/2019 0

4 Ways to Connect 2 Ropes! | Sailing Wisdom [4K]

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…
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07/01/2019 0

How to tie an Alpine Butterfly Knot [in 5 Seconds] | Sailing Wisdom in 4K

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…
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07/12/2018 0

Port at Horta! | Sailing Wisdom: S3 Ep 15

We made it! Now it’s time to get off the boat and start exploring! Come along with Herby and Maddie as they hike, eat, and explore the town of Horta, the fourth busiest port in the world, and their first landfall in a month!


02/12/2018 0

Storm Avoidance and Weather Routing: Atlantic Crossing Affected by Climate Change | Sailing Wisdom

Herby and Maddie discuss their tactics for storm avoidance while crossing the Atlantic. They discuss the gear they used and how they used it to better predict the weather and plan their route accordingly. Blog: Weather Routing: https://www.riggingdoctor.com/search?… Blog: Reading Clouds: https://www.riggingdoctor.com/search?… Blog: Forecasting by Clouds: https://www.riggingdoctor.com/search?… Reading Clouds: https://youtu.be/phxMe2mdbzk https://youtu.be/E6mYBHJs8HQ


02/12/2018 0

Watch Schedules and Safety Across an Ocean | Sailing Wisdom

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.


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