Tag Archives: Sailing

How to make a simple, sturdy and functional sailing dinghy launching trolley (dolly)

This sailing dinghy launching trolley is made out of wood and epoxy and is able to be constructed using simple tools.┬áMost people do not have the skills or tools to weld a metal launching trolley, but this trolley is a simple, sturdy and functional alternative. The trolley design can be readily adapted to suit both sailing dinghies and small motor boats such as tinnies and inflatable boats. When we purchased a Minnow sailingmore »

How to make a hot knife for less than $14

Paint scraper butane torch hot knife

A hot knife is a very handy item to have in your tool kit if you sail boats and need to cut ropes. A hot knife can cut and seal nylon and polyester ropes in one action, preventing fraying and leaving a nice, clean rope end. If you only need to cut ropes one or twice a year, it can be hard to justify the cost of an electric hot knife, which canmore »