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At-home tips, tricks, hacks and entertainment - Top Rooster Reads in May 2020

by Rooster 26 May 2020 01:00 PDT
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Thank you Bruce Kirby

By Steve Cockerill on May 25, 2020 02:10 pm

Thank you Bruce Kirby

I would like to start by saying that the goal of this article is not to take a stance on the current lawsuit that Bruce Kirby is involved in. Likewise, I am not taking sides between ILCA and The Laser Class. These are matters that, despite having a law degree, have gone too far for …

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A Tuck Splice in Roosters Zero Pro Finish Dyneema® Simples

By Steve Cockerill on May 16, 2020 09:40 am

A Tuck Splice in Rooster’s ‘Zero Pro Finish Dyneema® – Simples

Rooster’s latest high-performance traveller for the laser/ILCA is again a breakthrough in rope technology. Made from 3.5m of 5mm Rooster Zero Pro Finish Dyneema®, this new rope has the same ‘zero’ stretch inner core but now has a super smooth outer jacket to make steering with a tight traveller smooth as if you were sailing …

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The Windward Leeward Follow on

By Steve Cockerill on May 13, 2020 07:27 pm

The Windward – Leeward Follow on…

  Tactics – Interestingly I used this routine to film the Boat Whsieper Tactics DVD‘great oaks from little acorns grow’ is a 14th-century proverb.  And the same is true of the leeward mark rounding.  You will see from our Tactics DVD the importance of the leeward mark rounding.  A bad rounding leaves you with bad …

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Ronstan Orbit Lashing Blocks and Attachment Methods

By Steve Cockerill on May 13, 2020 03:38 pm

Ronstan Orbit Lashing Blocks and Attachment Methods

Ronstans latest range of small 20 and 30 mm diameter Orbit blocks are designed to be used on dinghies and keelboats and are versatile enough to be used in most applications where strength, weight and friction-free running are important. The design of the range is based on modern ropes to secure with the elimination of heavy …

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Re-Cycle Hack Using an Old Topper Boom

By Steve Cockerill on May 03, 2020 08:45 am

Re-Cycle Hack – Using an Old Topper Boom

In light of the importance of reuse, reduce and recycle, Janet Keenan has found another use for an old topper boom! It is now her washing line pole! This has certainly got me thinking what should I be making out of old, but serviceable, aluminium laser top masts.  Perhaps time to make them into a …

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This is a Trailing Hack

By Steve Cockerill on May 02, 2020 07:38 pm

This is a Trailing Hack

Simon Turner from Norfolk sails an OK or at least he would if we were not on lockdown. After many different configurations of roping his lightboard on and pulling over from driving to check his lighting cable was not dragging on the ground, he came up with a couple of simple fixes which also help …

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Lockdown Hack

By Steve Cockerill on Apr 28, 2020 04:38 pm

Lockdown Hack

These sailors are ingenious.  What we will do to get some trapezing practice whilst getting a smart entry into the Home Hack competition. Jake Wills of Hill Head Sailing Club’s story: Having bought an old Hobie 405 at the end of the season last year, Jake didnt have much chance to get out in his Hobie …

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Confessions of a lockdown sailor

By Steve Cockerill on Apr 27, 2020 12:02 pm

Confessions of a lockdown sailor

Im not gonna lie, I hate lockdown. I know some people have found solace in digital sailing but its not for me. I was just looking forward to getting my GCSEs out of the way ahead of a non-stop summer of sailing – and then lost the opportunity to do either! I used to think …

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Little Boat Bimble a Threaded Deck Bush

By Steve Cockerill on Apr 26, 2020 08:33 pm

Little Boat Bimble – a Threaded Deck Bush

Sometimes a new product comes along that deserves a little more explanation. It can be so irritating when the deck bush comes out of the thwart,  Allen’s new threaded deck bush solves the issue once and for all.   Check out the threaded deck bush product page for all available colours and dimensions. If you …

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