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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.

Restoring a wooden 23 year old Solo dinghy..

By Mark Harper 5th August 2021

At the local club (Dell Quay SC in Chichester Harbour) we have strong Solo Class. To help encourage the National Solo class to grow , the decision was made by two existing owners (who currently race Solo FRP boats) to find and purchase a wooden Solo, in order to help continue to promote this strong fleet at the club.Over the next few weeks, I will try to give an insight on how to restore a 23 year built boat and be competitive for club racing.... Most of the materials and fittings used during the restore are available from the Rooster...

How to Change your Mylar Slot Gasket with 3M Tape

We did it. I was inspired to track down the tape that was used to win the 470 gold at...

By Steve Cockerill 31st March 2021

Competition Entry #1: Keep Your Burgee On

I sail at Combs Sailing Club in the Peak District. It's a reservoir surrounded by hills so gusty winds and capsizes are inevitable. I got fed up with righting the boat and finding the burgee staff with no burgee on it.....
By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

Ronstan Orbit Lashing Blocks and Attachment Methods

Ronstan’s latest range of small 20 and 30 mm diameter Orbit blocks are designed to be used on dinghies and keelboats and are versatile enough to be used in most applications where strength, weight and friction-free running are important. The design of the range is based on modern ropes to secure with the elimination of heavy rigid shackles.
By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

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