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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....

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

Spinnakers Without Tears & Split Mainsheets: Solved

How to Stop Your Spinnaker Halyard Getting Jammed? When pulling it up or "your standing on the spinny halyard" When...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 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

How to Mend a Leaking Topper

  Leaks are bad news but there are only so many places that water can possibly get into a Topper....

By Dave Cockerill 2nd October 2020