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Mozzy Sails talks us through making your own soft shackles and regripping RS800 racks

by Thomas Morris 29 Mar 11:10 BST
Making a soft shackle from Dyneema © Thomas Morris

Thomas Morris has been improving his RS800 for some time now, and has shared his best tips and techniques in a series of videos.

The first one we look at here is how to make your own soft shackle from Dyneema. Thomas wanted these for the Harken FLY soft-attach 18 blocks he was using, as an improvement over the longer, and weaker, sewn loops.

To make the diamond knot there is a separate video tutorial to watch, once you need it.

We also enjoyed Thomas' video on a re-grip of the RS800 racks which are looking flawless now. He's using a product from Rooster Sailing which he rates highly: Brushed EVA Self Adhesive Deck Grip. The beauty of his finished work is due to his careful application, but we don't recommend his idea of drinking neat acetone.

If you like these videos, there are plenty more on the 'Mozzy Sails' channel: www.youtube.com/user/656mozzy

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