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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.

#BoatPrep101 - Part 3 Blocks Hardware and Rope

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020

So far in the #BoatPrep101 series we have covered: #BoatPrep101 - Part 1 - Trailing Safety, (Straps, ties, lighting boards, bearings, wheels etc) with some tips to speed up your boat up. Vital as my road trailer seized 3 miles from the sailing club! #BoatPrep101 - Part 2 - Hull Prep, Cleaning and Repairs. So we had taken an old war weary Laser 4000 from this: and by the end of the refurb it looked like this:   The process of taking an unloved boat, cleaning off the old pro grip, checking and replacing with Rooster Pro Grip, adding only...

#BoatPrep101 - Part 2 Hull Cleaning and Repairing

Hull cleaning and repair. Two videos - one on boat cleaning and one on gelcoat repair - enjoy. Hull Cleaning...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020

#BoatPrep101 - Winter Maintenance: Trailing Safety

TRAILING SAFETY ESSENTIALS: With -  VIDEO: How-To: Replace your Dinghy Trailer Hub Advice on Tie Down Straps Links to Hubs,...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020

Varnishing a carbon mast

I'm now of an age where my memory isn't quite what it once was. At work, I have become highly...

By Mark Harper 30th September 2020

Steve's Start of Season Checklist

Here is my checklist for when the season starts and I lift the cover off the boat - usually too...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020