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Tuning Guide

Blog articles related to boat speed and tuning.

Racing a Solo as a Lightweight

By Steve Cockerill 26th January 2023

I have always thought of myself as a lightweight whilst racing the Solo.  In 2022 I was 74Kg which was not the lightest or heaviest I have been over my 35 years of Solo sailing.     Actually the Solo is quite forgiving for lightweights, since height to windward is not as compromised in the Solo as it would be in say a Laser or Aero once you start using the vang to de power.  In fact the other advantage is that Solo's don't generally go well in foot mode upwind (bow down).  Height is king in the Solo fleet which...

What’s The Difference Between a Phillips and a Pozidrive head on a typical screw?

When you purchase self-tapping screws or machine screws from Rooster, make you you use the correct screwdriver for the job.... A typical Rooster...

By Mark Harper 11th January 2023

Stainless Steel v Monel Metal

A number of Rooster customers ask the question what is the difference between Stainless Steel and Monel Metal ? - as used for example...

By Mark Harper 13th June 2022

RS400 Wing Wangs – What’s under the bonnet?

It was time to change my Wing Wang Primary Lines on my RS400 and I had noticed that the wing...

By Steve Cockerill 4th October 2021

Gybing an RS400 - Update

Gybing an RS400 Gybing an RS400 can be trickier than some other dinghy classes due to its size, speed and...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020