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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 Mend a Leaking Topper

By Dave Cockerill 2nd October 2020

  Leaks are bad news but there are only so many places that water can possibly get into a Topper. You may even have a boat where you remove the bung and air gushes out, followed by water. Hard to believe that a Topper can be airtight but not water tight isn't it! The view is that when the boat is left out in the sun the air inside gets hot. Where the hull is airtight and then put onto cold water the air contracts and creates a vacuum. When the boat flexes in the waves, water is sucked in!...