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Boat Maintenance Tips

Steve's Start of Season Checklist

By Steve Cockerill 14th April 2021

Here is my checklist for when the season starts and I lift the cover off the boat - usually too late! Toe straps - I check my toe straps for signs of wear, the toe strap fixings and rope attachments. Spars - Look over your rivets and fittings for any signs of wear. If there are any wobbly fittings then it's time to change the rivet. You might also like to check the related blog on helpful hints on Riveting. Don't forget to use some Duralac to help stop the corrosion that occurs between dissimilar metals and please use a 4.8mm drill...

#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 14th April 2021

#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 14th April 2021

#BoatPrep101 - Part 3 Blocks Hardware and Rope

So far in the #BoatPrep101 series we have covered: #BoatPrep101 - Part 1 - Trailing Safety, (Straps, ties, lighting boards,...

By Steve Cockerill 14th April 2021

Little Boat Bimble - a Threaded Deck Bush

Sometimes a new product comes along that deserves a little more explanation.   Why do small things cause so much...

By Steve Cockerill 14th April 2021