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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.

Ronstan Orbit Lashing Blocks and Attachment Methods

By Steve Cockerill 22nd February 2022
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.

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 22nd February 2022

#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 22nd February 2022

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 22nd February 2022

#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 22nd February 2022