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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.

#BoatPrep101 - Part 2 Hull Cleaning and Repairing

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020

Hull cleaning and repair. Two videos - one on boat cleaning and one on gelcoat repair - enjoy. Hull Cleaning When sorting out an old pre loved GRP dinghy you might find yourself looking at old stickers, rusty marks from Stainless that's not the ‘316 grade' it claims to be and grime in the gelcoat deck texture that makes our new loved acquisition look just too tired to be fast. To tackle those old hard stickers that seemed to want to fall off on the second day of the regatta, but that are now fixed hard to your boat. I...

#BoatPrep101 - Winter Maintenance: Trailing Safety

TRAILING SAFETY ESSENTIALS: With -  VIDEO: How-To: Replace your Dinghy Trailer Hub Advice on Tie Down Straps Links to Hubs,...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020

Varnishing a carbon mast

I'm now of an age where my memory isn't quite what it once was. At work, I have become highly...

By Mark Harper 30th September 2020

Steve's Start of Season Checklist

Here is my checklist for when the season starts and I lift the cover off the boat - usually too...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020

Computer Fan for Post-Sail Hull Drying

Chris is changing the game here guys ONLY USE WHEN NOT ON THE WATER! : "I made these hatch fans...

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020