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Going aground, I suspect,is far more common than we think. It’s one of those things that falls into the category where the measure isn’t the cock-up itself but the number…

Picture the scene: it’s a beautiful summer evening, the marina is bathed in golden light and there are crowds of people outside the bar sipping gin and tonics. You’ll soon…

How to check your rig

A screwdriver, a straight edge and a good set of eyes are all that’s required for a basic rig check. Gordon Bonney, of Performance Rigging, explains **IN ASSOCIATION WITH GJW…

how-to-repair-gelcoat

How to deal with gelcoat chips and achieve a perfect colour matched surface. Bruce Jacobs finds out from Mark Buckett of Solent Repairs. IN ASSOCIATION WITH GJW DIRECT

Knowing how to patch up a sail can get you home safely, extend your cruise and save you money. Rob Kemp at Kemp Sails talks Rachael Sport (www.rubicon3adventure.com) through sail…

how-to-service-a-winch-video

Servicing winches regularly is critical for safety, to keep things working easily and to prolong your equipment's life. Rachael Sprot of Rubicon 3 (www.rubicon3.co.uk) explains how to disassemble, clean and…

Whether you’re replacing an old halyard for new, or mousing the mast over winter, Rubicon 3’s Rachael Sprot explains how to avoid losing the lines in the mast