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What Kind of Weirdo Brings MILK?! Things We Didn’t Think Could Exist | Sailing Wisdom [S3 Ep25]

Herby and Maddie take a vacation from the boat work and venture off to the magical land of Flores (pronounced Floresh) where the encounter untouched natural beauty in the westernmost point of Europe and the most western Portuguese Colony. Herby and Maddie saw Flores in the distance as they entered the Azores archipelago after sailing…
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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.


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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!


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We Have a Dirty Little Secret | Sailing Wisdom [S3 Ep23

We are living in squalor and celebrate São Martinho and eat whole sardines. Herby finished the closet reconstruction while Maddie does the laundry at a friends house. The boat painting continues as the floor project gets completed. Herby also works with foam core to build the chimney base. A powerful wind storm blows over as…
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Bend and Snap | Sailing Wisdom [S3 Ep22]

While Wisdom is being repainted, Herby and Maddie explore the island of Terciera, Azores! They venture off the beaten path to find a side of the Azores rarely seen (like a geothermal power plant). The wood finally arrives at the boat so that they can begin the galley refit! The plan is to build sepele…
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The Worst Part of the Boat | Sailing Wisdom [S3 Ep21]

Herby and Maddie explore the island of Terceira, Azores, and decide to undertake some projects inside of the boat as well as outside! Galley refit! Did we mention Halloween in the Azores? Scott also loans us his car which gives us the freedom to drive around and get amazing footage of the island. Prepare yourself…
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How To Tie an Anchor Bend and All About THE Classic Anchor

You know this anchor, you see in tattoos, pictures, decorations, but never on a boat! This anchor goes by many names: Fisherman’s Anchor, Admiralty Anchor, Kedge Anchor, Anchor Tattoo Anchor, etc. This video discusses the parts of this anchor, what it’s uses are, and how to work the anchor. Most importantly, Herby discusses how to…
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How To Avoid Getting SCAMMED! | Sailing Wisdom

There’s a common scam that has effected many boaters recently and we are going to tell you all about how to recognize and avoid it!


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We Lost All Our Memory Cards! | Sailing Wisdom: S3 Ep20

Herby and Maddie suffer from the confusing effects of jet lag after returning to Terceira, Azores, to work on the boat. While on the island, they are given a tour of the sights and scenes of the land in the middle of the Atlantic. Panic ensues when they lose all of their memory cards, but…
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How to Tie a Monkey Fist ???? ???? | Sailing Wisdom

The Monkey Fist is a complicated looking knot, typically used for decorative purposes, but this knot has much more practical uses as well. Aside from looking cool, it adds weight and can be used to heave a line to shore to warp a boat into its mooring. This video shows you how to tie a…
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