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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....

Simple Foil Repair using the WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy System

A simple guide to fixing typical damage on leading and trailing edges on dinghy foils. - Write up by Abi...

By Abi Bentley 2nd October 2020

Rooster How to - Laser Gunwale Repair With West 610

Probably the most common repair we will ever need to do to an old Laser is the gunwale repair.  ...

By Steve Cockerill 5th February 2021