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Boat Maintenance Tips

Blog articles on looking after and improving your dinghy, keelboat, or SUP, including articles showing how to repair or fix issues.

How to Change your Mylar Slot Gasket with 3M Tape

By Steve Cockerill 31st March 2021

We did it. I was inspired to track down the tape that was used to win the 470 gold at the Olympics. We ended up working closely with 3M to find this solution. Its been on my boat now for 12 months and is super easy to fit and durable. Check out the latest Blog post below. Now available from Rooster in 10mm width rolls and 19mm width rolls for Mylar Slot Gaskets.      

Competition Entry #1: Keep Your Burgee On

I sail at Combs Sailing Club in the Peak District. It's a reservoir surrounded by hills so gusty winds and capsizes are inevitable. I got fed up with righting the boat and finding the burgee staff with no burgee on it.....
By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

Ronstan Orbit Lashing Blocks and Attachment Methods

Ronstan’s latest range of small 20 and 30 mm diameter Orbit blocks are designed to be used on dinghies and keelboats and are versatile enough to be used in most applications where strength, weight and friction-free running are important. The design of the range is based on modern ropes to secure with the elimination of heavy rigid shackles.
By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

Need a Premier Hull Finish? - Use SpeedSIX HydraPRO

Field application of SpeedSIX HydraPRO SpeedSIX HydraPRO comes if two handy sizes either a 100ml tin (enough for most dinghies)...

By Mark Harper 2nd October 2020

#BoatPrep101 - Part 3 Blocks Hardware and Rope

So far in the #BoatPrep101 series we have covered: #BoatPrep101 - Part 1 - Trailing Safety, (Straps, ties, lighting boards,...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020