A little flutter?

What's the quickest way to destroy a sail? The solution is simpler than you might think...

Antifoul in the autumn

The painting conditions in autumn are more favourable than they are in Spring

Protect your Nav Lights

Nav lights are severely affected by UV light, which crazes the lens and makes you less visible at night. If you make a cheap canvas cover to protect them when…

Protect your decks!

Never use a jet washer on your teak decks! Teak is relatively soft, and a powerful water jet can damage the fibres.

Fitting new oil filters

When you're fitting a new oil filter, make sure you lubricate the O-ring seal with a little oil before you screw the filter on. If you don't, the O-ring may…

Springing-off, singlehanded

A snap-hook spliced onto the end of a warp, with a tripping line led to the helm, can make springing off a berth much easier for a singlehanded skipper.

How to re-use a glue brush

If you’re using a brush to apply contact adhesive, keep it in a large sealed tin with a little residue glue. The fumes from the solvent will stop it drying…