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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.

The Laser/ILCA Daggerboard Board - Major repairs

By Rooster Sailing 30th September 2020

As we close in on the start of the new spring/summer sailing season, one question that comes up is how to carry out DIY repairs on foils such as the Laser dagger board.  So from the 'Rooster archives' is a short video on how to repair major trailing edge damage  - Check out the below video.  The paint used is a quick drying (and a very similar colour match to the existing satin white finish) is the Plastikote Multi-surface Spray Paint product available from all good hardware stores.... For really strong repairs (in lieu of conventional laminating resin) the WEST G/flex product is recommended....

Rooster Carbon Tiller Extension Repair - Accidents do happen...

The Rooster Carbon Tiller Extension is a valuable assent to the dinghy sailor, being strong, light, robust  - and they...

By Mark Harper 25th January 2023

How to fit a typical dinghy sheave box into a spar

This a short article on how to cut a neat slot in your alloy mast or boom to fit a...

By Mark Harper 11th January 2023

Using the latest Rooster Brushed EVA Pro Grip Deck Flooring - Theo Galyer

After the success of our pro grip lengths for racks and small sections. We decided it would be a sensible...

By Rooster Ambassador 19th May 2022

RS800 Ropes by Rooster

Name Length Diameter Type Jib sheet strop 3.4m 4mm Rooster Spectwelve (grey) Jib sheet 4.5m 6mm Rooster AllSpec Pro™ Spinnaker...

By Rooster Sailing 2nd October 2020