Technical Pages

Find out about: Rig set-up & tuning Sail setting Better sailing Spinnaker Systems Reefing Maintainance Tips & good ideas Outboards

Welcome to the technical section of the website.

This is for owners and enthusiasts to refer for setting the boat up and for better sailing. 

These pages are full of useful information gathered over the many years of sailing by the members and kept herein.  If you have a suggestion or an edit please email Mike, the Technical Secretary who will review the information for inclusion in the pages.

Technical Articles

RYA SafeTRX

Previous Next The best thing you can download in 2019 App review by Simon Edsforth Being reasonably new to sailing I’m always on the lookout for good safety gear. Staying…

Attaching Fenders

Having found that occasionally additional fendering is both useful and necessary while river cruising, especially when passing through a lock, or tying-up alongside a rough river-bank, the problem was how…

More Fender Fixings

If you feel the need to attach fenders to your wanderer, here is how I have arranged mine:- I have a bow fender, a “V” shaped thing, about 14″ across.…

Fitting A Topping Lift

If you mostly sail with a crew, like to row or use an outboard, want to rig a simple boat tent or have a picnic afloat while at anchor of…

Avoiding Jib-forestay Tangles

The picture above shows a simple spacer that can be made up from a piece of Perspex [have also seen in wood -Ed] and three Holt Allen HA144 forestay jib…

Centreboard Friction Device

I had some problems with the centre board; It didn’t want to stay down after storage. It seemed that the “park” position compressed the friction pad so that it wouldn’t…