Boat Maintenance TipsBlog articles on looking after and improving your dinghy, keelboat, or SUP, including articles showing how to repair or fix issues.
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 typical sheave box. This example is fitting a small 15mm diameter sheave block (from Ronstan) into a boom for the adjustment of the outboard end of a mainsail flattener. Tools required: Pencil. Masking tape. Ruler. Vernier Callipers. (Optional) Hand/Electric drill and bits. A center punch. A small metal file. (Flat or triangular). A 'Dremel' tool and cutting disc attachment. (Optional) Self tapping screws or pop rivets to fix the sheave box. Duralac Anti Corrosive Compound. A typical Sheave box ...
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...
How to Change your Mylar Slot Gasket with 3M Tape
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