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You won't be able to bear away unless....
RYA seeks to broker a meeting between builder and class in Squib dispute
Don't spill a drop
Don't lose your head in a broach... Keep hold of the guy!
Clearly mark the lifting points on the hull of your boat
Winch handle pockets degrade over time and end up looking dirty and messy – so stick them on with industrial-strength Velcro and keep them down below when the boat’s not…
Splicing an eye in hi-tech Dyneema rope is a slightly different process than for polyester braid, demonstrated in PBO August 2013, although the principle is very similar.
Give the o rings a smear
We paint the hull and deck of our Snapdragon 23 with two-pack polyurethane topcoat
Hamble river boatyard plans new layout for berths at Bursledon
Maritime Museum rededicated to celebrate village link with the sea
We paint the hull and deck of our Snapdragon 23 with two-pack polyurethane undercoat
...and how to stop it cracking
An elastic band is your saviour...
Use the mainsail to blanket it
How much should you tighten the nuts?
Heat the scraper, not the paint!
After months of filling and fairing, we epoxy prime our Snapdragon 23's deck moulding
Flexible scrapers are best