Rigging Our Sailboat (Part 2 of 3)- Sailing SV Delos Ep. 62.
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Rigging Our Sailboat (Part 2 of 3)- Sailing SV Delos Ep. 62.

August 13, 2019


  • Reply jason fraser December 28, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    always good content.
    cant we the fans get another video? (new years bonus hehehe)
    are we about 6 to 8 months behind your current location?

  • Reply mark duncan December 29, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Hmmm!! All of those bathing beauties!!!!

  • Reply mark duncan December 29, 2015 at 12:06 am

    Thats interesting!! Sweating your 'Balls Off'!!!!

  • Reply sledboy sledder sleddy December 29, 2015 at 1:37 am

    josje , the cable manager like u , I can tell

  • Reply sledboy sledder sleddy December 29, 2015 at 1:42 am

    your a good match with him ? he's go a good job obviously

  • Reply tudomerda December 29, 2015 at 2:29 am

    Brian, I'm curious, what was your favourite beer in South Africa ?, and please don't say it was castle ! :-))

    Thanks for the video of the actual swageing process and the disassembly of old swages to show internal corrosion.

    I wonder, if the base of the buckle and cable is sealed with marine silicone, would that help prevent the onset of corrosion by preventing salt water from pooling in crevices of the buckle/cable ?. But it must be Marine Silicone and if the silicone has a vinegary odour it isn't proper marine silicone sealant, some cheap brands of Marine Silicone have a vinegary odour, indicative of inferior quality.

  • Reply Marooned December 29, 2015 at 5:16 am

    happy new year guys in advance

  • Reply justfly2525 December 29, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Awesome…. Thanks for the little drawings of how the rigging goes together! Great job as always…

  • Reply Anjin- San December 29, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Where is part 3 of 3?

  • Reply mikeberg December 29, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    sweating my balls of

  • Reply Gutto December 29, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    A necessary stop for maintenance. Go Delos!

  • Reply hamsandwich77 December 29, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Why didn't you take the mast down to get this job done? Seems way more difficult leaving it up.

  • Reply outttkast December 29, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Hey Guys I still loviN Ya'll

  • Reply Jason Kaine December 29, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Phenomenal work ! And nice sweaty bewbz! +1 +1 (y)

  • Reply JulesJuliette December 29, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Amazing video, as always ! You guys make me sail all around the world while I am studying for exams … thank you 🙂
    Also, the rig man, David, has to be French !

  • Reply Teresa and Ben Carey December 29, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Cool stuff you guys — very detailed! 😉

  • Reply Jerry Harlan December 30, 2015 at 5:05 am

    Wow, what a job

  • Reply Matt Hood December 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    You all are truly an inspiration! I've always wanted to retire, buy a sailboat, and travel the coastlines. Thanks for sharing your experience, it has been an honor to watch and gain a better understanding of what my future holds. Everyone on Delos past and present are all awesome in my opinion, but Brian, i'm sure you must get this all the time,… You are exceptionally amazing to watch, listen too,  and learn from. Thank you for keeping my dream alive! Happy sailing, I can't wait for episode 63!

  • Reply Robert Orzech December 31, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Wow I can't believe that guy used that grinder without eye protection . Great video , Loved every minute of it. Can't wait for part 3.

  • Reply Empty Nest Sailing December 31, 2015 at 2:17 am

    Awesome work guys!

  • Reply B.J. Martin December 31, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Damn, that's hard work. You guys need a beer, lol. Added more to the beer fund.

  • Reply Marke Hooker December 31, 2015 at 9:49 am

    It's a shame they made you leave the marina. I am looking forward to part 3! Guess I should send you guys some beer money!!!

  • Reply Romeo Whiskey December 31, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Funny that your LAST comment was "We get asked to leave the marina!".
    Before your comment…I was wondering how the marina felt about you 'working' IN the marina…and NOT up on the hard.

    Glad to see that you got the rigging sorted out.

  • Reply American McGee January 1, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Great video. Love the technical details. Happy New Year from Shanghai!

  • Reply Kestrel Feather January 1, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Good work you guys and gals, you're a good team, you should be proud. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us! Safe sailing!

  • Reply Down In The Islands January 2, 2016 at 2:15 am

    I just replaced all my standing rigging. Its was nice to see how they press the swage fittings.

  • Reply escope1959 January 2, 2016 at 2:27 am

    The captain went up the mast. WTF?    That was really cool to see how the rigging is put together. Thanks guys for another great episode…

  • Reply brians48now January 2, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Very cool video guys. It's going better than I thought it would but sounds like the next episode will be interesting. Stay safe and good luck.

  • Reply pete49327 January 3, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Having watched all the 60+ videos more than once, I thought I would find these rig replacement videos boring, but not the case at all. I guess I am hooked now and vicariously feel like part of the crew. Very interesting can not deny. Thumbs up, way up, thank you.

  • Reply Christina Dean January 3, 2016 at 1:57 am

    So we've watched all your vids so far. Super Diggin it Y'all! We just bought a Dutch built Contest 31. It's our second cruising boat. Maybe by the time we get her all fit out for voyaging we'll catch up with you guys somewhere 🙂 Peace

  • Reply Jeff Hornback January 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Merry Christmas & a Very Happy New Year to the entire crew of Delos!
    Love your videos & all of your adventures!!!

  • Reply Hocbao January 3, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Great video! I like all your videos. But, I especially enjoyed the technical nature of this one. If it doesn't bore your subscribers too much I'd like to see more technical information about cruising – how do you navigate; how do you monitor the weather; how do you trim the sails, etc. I have always been impressed with Brian's ability to manage the technical elements of cruising. Please share more. Thanks!

  • Reply rayneberry January 4, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    +ChangeTip, send a Jackalope!

  • Reply Chris Knapp January 5, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I've watched most of your videos at this point and I never realized how much of a gap there was between filming and posting video here on You tube.  Keep up the good work!

  • Reply DAM FLA January 5, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    17:30 He probably doesn't know it, but Brady has learned the perfect sitting position for so many things in Thailand. Squatting over your ankles is good for eating, hanging out with friends, waiting for a bus, and of course…. well if you have ever seen a Thai toilet, the feet are involved. 😉

  • Reply Rumusic January 6, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Where is part 3 guys? Happy New Year too..

  • Reply Billy Boy January 6, 2016 at 2:40 am

    You ladies and gents never cease to amaze me with your dedication and imagination. Long may it continue!

  • Reply acemannw January 6, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Did you guys leave on a polorizing filter? Seems kind of dark.

  • Reply David Nordstrom January 7, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Kinda worried bout u guys. Not getting as many vids in the time frame that u usually put them out. ??? Hope all is well!

  • Reply Dave Edward January 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    you guy rock

  • Reply Andrew Jones January 9, 2016 at 4:38 am

    You guys are freakin brilliant! I would sail with you to the ends of the earth:))

  • Reply luvkante January 9, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Fantastic video guys! Learned so much for my own AMEL.


  • Reply drx1 xym January 9, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    nice to see the 'other' side of sailing … yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

  • Reply Three Random Words January 10, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Did the Rolly Tasker guy say what kind of metal that pinching machine is made of? Tungsten maybe?

  • Reply PorkchopSailor January 14, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Great vid, how cool is it that you got to make part of your rig!!

  • Reply Caleman4639 January 14, 2016 at 7:09 am

    you guys are amazing and can do everything. I admire your positive attitudes but is there ever despair off camera? thank you for sharing your adventures.

  • Reply Bill Kinney January 17, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Hey guys, great videos! You get better at production all the time. You made only one mistake that I saw in your re-rig. That was to use the undersized pins in the main shrouds at the chainplate! Having a 14mm pin in a 16mm hole will lead to SERIOUS distortion of the hole in the rigging fork with time and cyclical loading. The reason is that when the pin is smaller than the hole, it leads to a point load where as if it is correctly sized, the load is spread around the circumference of the hole and pin. You need to go back and fix this! Maybe drill out the hole like you did on the mizzen chainplates?

  • Reply Viviane Bernardin January 18, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Please be aware, there is a case of a person being killed after falling form the top of the mast when ascending using an electric winch where the button stuck and broke the line. Best use the manuals.

  • Reply TheSailingChannel.TV January 24, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Let us know why you decided to go with swages rather than mechanical fittings: Noresman or Sta-Lok? Was it just the extra cost? Many long range cruisers prefer mechanicals for their strength, reuse, and ability to DYI with spare wire you can carry aboard with you.

    Regarding going up mast, you used the spinnaker halyard through a block on the spinnaker boom. For safety, we've been advised to always use a halyard that goes over the top of a mast sheave in the mast head box as your primary hoisting halyard. If you have a spare sheave, it would be a good practice to install a spare halyard as a dedicated hoist when all others are in use. Also serves as an emergency stay for the mast.

    Thanks for sharing these detailed maintenance videos. Yes, cruising is fun and sun, but it's also hard work that requires a keen eye to maintenance and safety. Thanks for setting a good example.

  • Reply dwood1975 February 21, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    3:35 YIKES! fraying on your mizen backstay bridle!!!! 8-P

  • Reply william tell February 25, 2016 at 2:46 am

    I really enjoyed watching this process. So 18 cables 10k dollars. So it's like about 5500 per cable. This is all very inportatnt stuff for anyone thinking of getting a big boat like yours. Thank you for this valuable video !! Cheers

  • Reply Michael Good March 26, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Again, always amazed at how nobody shows snippiness to each other in these confines. I realize most of it is editing but, really, never see anyone get short with another.

  • Reply Michael McNair May 12, 2016 at 2:18 am

    There is so much crap on "TV" these days. I love watching you all. Good luck. Happy sailing!

  • Reply The Quizzle May 14, 2016 at 12:34 am

    No safety glasses in thailand?? Guess OSHA dose not have jurisdiction there lol!!

  • Reply Mikey Musterhead May 14, 2016 at 3:57 am

    Hey brian , what was the verdict with the a/c motor?? it would have been nice to see the follow thur on it. You guys are great!! We love the mood and flow of everyone on board DELOS. You guys are the best. sweet winds &sailing.

  • Reply Whiskey Catalina May 23, 2016 at 2:03 pm


  • Reply Rhampaul Tv May 30, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    I loved to sailing liked you guys…..

  • Reply Michael Kerr June 18, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Brian, how much do you think you saved doing the rig replacement in Thailand compared to if you had it done in the states? Just curious.

  • Reply David Hawkins July 30, 2016 at 4:32 am

    awsome vids 🙂

  • Reply joost de graaf August 9, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    David, do you have my rig? It really tied the boat together

  • Reply joe z August 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    It amazes me how absolutely reliant you are on electrics. I realize it allows you to sail a bigger boat, but we lived on a Columbia 26 MKII for 15 years and I chose the boat because for my wife it wouldn't be an overwhelming challenge. We had the room of a 30' boat in a 26' package. And whether it was sails or anchor, she could muscle things through. Don't get me wrong. I'm not being critical. And I'm not anti-technology by any means.

  • Reply Colin Cren September 5, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    So impressed you guys are so game to try these things on your own.

  • Reply F S October 7, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    So you started this whole trip without making sure your standing gear is current?…..silly man…

  • Reply john gardiner October 8, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Pro job guys on all fronts

  • Reply Joseph Magi October 11, 2016 at 1:58 am

    #Impressed w the mechanical work

  • Reply lowell mccormick October 13, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Brian, why didn't you fix that guy's electric saw?  ;^)

  • Reply grey bush November 24, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Can't believe that guy was running a cut off wheel without a face shield.

  • Reply Mike Skor December 3, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    This process of changing the rigging seems amazingly complicated. Kudos for attempting it. I like how the crew are all pitching in. Thanks for the pics showing what each piece of rigging is.

  • Reply Jack Cade December 6, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Yeah, Brian is a bad ass.
    "Well the mast didn't fall over. I was pretty sure it wouldn't."

  • Reply Myles Nicholas February 3, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I used to replace all the rubber hoses on my engine every year as the rubber perishes in the heat, belts too.

  • Reply Myles Nicholas February 3, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Time to buy hardhats

  • Reply Dan Cady February 3, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Fascinating, educational, wonderful work!

  • Reply Dario Fabijančić February 5, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    This was super interesting, feel free to film all the repair stuff in the future 😀

  • Reply MinnieMay9 March 13, 2017 at 1:13 am

    I'm curious as to what all went on that sandwich! Details please.

  • Reply Safet Hamzagic April 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    wtf delos cant stop watching you guys….im gonna have to buy yiu guys beer no two ways about it

  • Reply Patric April 26, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I love these technical videos. Im watching all the series from the start but the technical bits are amazing!

  • Reply FlyersNation98 May 16, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Oh boy, that David is so French…..:D Unmissiable awful Frenchy accent 😀 🙂

  • Reply Micah Melnyk May 23, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Love learning with you guys, thanks!

  • Reply Teddy KGB June 15, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    I think I enjoy the "fixing stuff" episodes more than the "seeing stuff" episodes. Great work guys!

  • Reply Kay Shipton June 26, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Wow! That looks complicated. Don't really understand it all, especially the measuring. How did you manage to differentiate between them all?

  • Reply Stryke August 1, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Is David french? 😀

  • Reply Free Man August 7, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    The cable is under compression and has no movement and once it protrudes from the sheath there is less pressure and the deflection of the cable starts at the end of the sheath. its essentially flexing at that point.

  • Reply Aaron R August 10, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Drinking too much water in order to avoid dehydration may not be the best idea due to hyponatremia.

  • Reply DB Jamaica August 14, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you.  Fascinating and informative!

  • Reply Lauren Kelly August 20, 2017 at 2:04 am

    It's so amazing and blows my mind how you guys are so capable of doing so much of this on you own. Brian, you're a master!!! Brady too. Such capable people – so inspiring!

  • Reply Jimmie USAF-POL October 20, 2017 at 10:20 am

    All these videos are so addicting to watch…and after watching enough of them, the Delos family feels like family to me, even though they have no idea who I even am. Such a good job on all the videoing and editing…it feels like being there without the smells, heat, problems to solve and hot sweaty work…but watching the process is very entertaining. I feel your pain with the heat…after many trips being deployed to the Middle East, working 12-14 hr days…you just do what you've got to do, to get done what you've got to get done…and hydrate somewhere in there as much as possible.

  • Reply woolitejones November 10, 2017 at 3:44 am

    BABS IS SOOOOOOOO FLIPPIN HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Nathan Devaux January 22, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Hey Brian love the videos i have been a long time follower. I just wanted to bring to your attention strictly for your safety that rope that goes onto your harness needs to go through the belt and the webbing between your legs. That small piece of webbing that connects the 2 is only to keep them together not to hold weight. see this image. Keep up the great videos and please be careful. (message from a long time recreational climber and Cell Tower Tech/climber) https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTq1gCmb1JJt81kFi_fWmkxzRuBAJdrw7ok3yQGyNhuLt51bjAH

  • Reply BajaNate March 25, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Awesome vid.

  • Reply Steve Mazz April 4, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Time for Hard Hats or Climbing Helmets with someone working over head like this….

  • Reply Samuel Connolly April 8, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Shit, Brian is a trooper! I would buy him a drink if I wasn’t 16 lol

  • Reply James Dillon May 6, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Great job guys and girls!! Very interesting to see hands on and behind the scenes. Just great information and experience for future projects. Stay cool, happy safe and well and keep us entertained! Great job! Oh and Bryan, you are a friggin McGyver machine! Good on ya! Jamie

  • Reply Fowler Flap October 30, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Extremely impressed!

  • Reply Nalle December 19, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Uhh, guys helmets on for God´s sake. If Brian loses a wrench or a shackle you don't want to stay under…

  • Reply david morrison January 26, 2019 at 6:22 am

    You guys and girls have made get off my arse and stop working my life away. And do what I want to do and travel Australia 🇦🇺 by 4×4/

  • Reply Mike Sandberg February 2, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Rewatching this series. I admire your spirit. The heat there is quite a lot to bear. We were there a few years ago. Walked right down the same dock. You guys make me smile every video. Thanks.

  • Reply Giuseppe Maffei February 19, 2019 at 12:48 pm

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  • Reply James Van Riper April 19, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Frida and Max getting a lot of work in, rather than a sailing adventure so far.

  • Reply Mike Hagen June 26, 2019 at 2:23 am

    That was a really cool episode! Screw BI/SQL/.Net programming, I need a new job!

  • Reply Anita Hardesty June 28, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Oh God. I'm freaking out with Brian up so high! You guys need electrolyte water and you need to get in the water. Oh wait these are older videos lol

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