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Toestraps are an essential part of a hiking dinghy - without them, hike too far and you'll go for a swim! The toestraps in our Laser 2 were adequate, but we wanted to completely overhaul the boat, and felt they needed retensioning and adjusting to our needs.
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|Centreboard Project - Shortening - If your lake is quite shallow, you may look at ways to make it easier to sail, such as shortening your centreboard. You should think twice before doing this - it is a particular size to counter the forces against your sail, and shortening it can upset this balance. |
|Dinghy Repair Centreboard Damage - Centreboards and daggerboards, as strongly constructed as they are, can take a pounding when sailing. Find out how to bring them back up to scratch.|
|Dinghy Repair Cleaning - Cleaning a bot can be a boring job - but not only can you make your boat sparkle and be proud of it, but it's easier to spot damage that needs repairing.|
|Dinghy Repair Coming Soon - We've got an update on the dinghy repair series we're running here on Caution Water - check out whats' coming soon.|
|Dinghy Repair Hull and Deck Repair - Most second hand boats these days will have some kind of damage - see if you're up to the job of repairing it with our guide.|
|Dinghy Repair Introduction - How fun do you think it would be to restore a used dinghy back to better condition? Find out with us on our dinghy restoration project.|
|Dinghy Repair Repainting a Boat - Repainting a boat is not a task to underestimate - you can't just open a can and slap on a bit of paint. Find out how to prepare and paint your boat properly.
|Dinghy Repair Rudder Repairs - The rudder and tiller on your boat are pretty important pieces of kit - you may have sails full of wind, but without a rudder and tiller, you'll be hard pushed to get the boat to go in the direction you want. Sure, you CAN steer a boat using body weight, but it's difficult!
|Dinghy Repair Sail Repair - Need to repair dinghy your sails? We've got a few tips on how to replace a sail window and mending stitching.|
|Dinghy Repair Spars - Boom and Mast - Spars are pretty important on a boat - without them, there's nothing to hold the mast up! Different masts require different actions and maintenance, and we're going to be considering aluminium masts in this article. |
|Dinghy Repair Toestraps - Toestraps are an essential part of a hiking dinghy - without them, hike too far and you'll go for a swim! The toestraps in our Laser 2 were adequate, but we wanted to completely overhaul the boat, and felt they needed retensioning and adjusting to our needs.|
|Laser 2 News - Things have been quiet on the Laser 2 front of late - time for an update on our progress.
|Winter Care for Fair Weather Sailors - This is for all those fair weather sailors who aren't keen on sailing over winter and the colder months. Take some time to put your boat to bed for the winter.|