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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.

Spinnakers Without Tears & Split Mainsheets: Solved

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020

How to Stop Your Spinnaker Halyard Getting Jammed? When pulling it up or "your standing on the spinny halyard" When pulling it down "- ***m its re-cleated again". This short video shows you what we did recently to solve this problem. Its a development of what we have seen on a well rigged Feva and appears to make the kite sheet run smoothly. The trick is to use a stainless ring and 3mm elastic to pull the halyard to one side of the cleat - so it will not cleat - unless you get the tension when the kite reaches the...

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

It's Riveting Stuff

Here you will find some top tips on how to drill off a blind rivet and more information on rivets...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020

Simple Eye Splice in Spectwelve - VIDEO

Sometimes the simple things look the best - I hope you find this video useful. Be inspired - buy lots...

By Emma Ralph 30th September 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