Boat Owners Checklist part 3
We’re all about keeping you safe on the water. With the improved weather, more and more people are wanting to get out on their boats, but you need to make sure that your vessel is in good condition before you set sail. The guys at Islands Insurance have put together some great advice, which we’d like to share with you all.
Follow the Boat Owners checklist series here.
Part 3: Sailing Boats
As a rule of thumb, rigging has a ten year shelf-life, and masts can last up to 20 years (unless it’s carbon or your race your boat).
Make sure to check the following:
- Halyards and backstays for cracks, rust and general wear. Consider replacing or swapping them end-for-end
- Stays for fraying and “fish hooks”, plus forestay and backstay connections
- Sail track, rigging, turnbuckles and clevis pins for corrosion
- Masthead fitting and pulleys
- Check and lubricate roller furling
- Turnbuckles, cotter pins, and spreaders (and tape)
- Reefing points and reefing gear
- Battens and batten pockets
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Bingo night 28/10/2021
Join us for some family fun at Trinity Parish Hall on Thursday 28th October. Entrance fee £2 and raffle will be held on the night. Arrive 7pm for a 7.30 start.
Fundraising stall 20/11/2021
Our lovely fundraising team will be out (hopefully) enjoying the sunshine. Come and see us on our JLA stall, which will be packed full of goodies for you.