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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.

RS800 Ropes by Rooster

By Rooster Sailing 2nd October 2020

Name Length Diameter Type Jib sheet strop 3.4m 4mm Rooster Spectwelve (grey) Jib sheet 4.5m 6mm Rooster AllSpec Pro™ Spinnaker Sheet 12.7m 6mm Rooster AllSpec Pro™ Standard mainsheet 7.25m 9mm Rooster Polilite® 5:1 Mainsheet 10m 9mm Rooster Polilite® New rear sheeting mainsheet 12m 9mm Rooster Polilite® Mainsheet strops 2.5m 4mm Rooster Spectwelve™ Boom strops (main) 0.7m 4mm Rooster Spectwelve™ Boom strops (kicker) 0.9m 4mm Rooster Spectwelve™ Continuous kicker 13.5m 4mm Rooster EasySplice Continuos Control Line Cunningham 13.5m 4mm Rooster EasySplice Continuos Control Line Cunningham tail 1m 4mm Rooster Spectwelve™ Tramp ties 3.6m 4mm Rooster Polyloc™ Toe Strap Ties 0.8m 5mm...

4000 Class Upgrades

Since the Dinghy Show in 2014, Rooster's involvement in the 4000 class could be construed as slow but steady. Early...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 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

The Laser Boom - Bolt it up! (From the Rooster Archives)

If you have just acquired an old Laser/ILCA dinghy, this was the method of attaching the aft mainsheet block to...

By Mark Harper 2nd October 2020

Continuous Control Lines Made Simple with EasySplice

How to splice your new continuous control lines using Rooster EasySplice
By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020