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Boat Maintenance Tips

Varnishing a carbon mast

By Mark Harper 14th April 2021

I'm now of an age where my memory isn't quite what it once was. At work, I have become highly skilled in feigning a detailed understanding of problems whilst frantically attempting to recall them from memory (it's working, they haven't found me out yet!). And when I came to revarnish my mast last weekend it was apparent that I could not recall the process that gave a glass finish last year. So I thought I'd write a quick article about it as an aide memoire for me next year, and also for anyone else looking at the task. I should...

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 14th April 2021

#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