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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.

How To : Change a Universal Joint on a Rooster Carbon Tiller Extension

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

We are proud that you can change your universal joint in the blink of an eye with our Rooster Carbon Tiller Extensions. If you need to cut down (shorten) your tiller then simply remove the small cross headed screw, extract the inner plastic sleeve and UJ and then carefully mark and cut  the tube with a hacksaw (use a good sharp or a new blade) the carbon tube to length.  (TIP Use the Rooster tape to mark the cut line so it nice and square). Use a small metal file to remove any sharp carbon burrs from the new cut end. Now, drill a...

The Gennaker Link Loop

The key ingredient to a smooth blow through gybe with a Gennaker is the smoothness of the clew against the forestay. ...

By Steve Cockerill 8th February 2021

How to - Make a Soft Shackle with a Dog Bone

With a 6 or 7 Dogbone you can quickly create some super smart soft shackles that are safe, secure and...

By Steve Cockerill 7th February 2021