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Deck and Above

Deck and Above

Welcome to the 'TECHNICAL TIPS - DECK & ABOVE' section of the SOA Website.

This section is mainly all about the rig, the main source of power for your Shrimper.  For the racing enthusiast, rig alterations are necessarily restricted to ensure that all boats remain one-design.   Information on Shrimper 19 Class Rules and sail measurement can be found under About the SOA.

Those interested in more leisurely pursuits enjoy greater freedom for improvement and these pages will feature ideas to make your Shrimper sailing easier and more enjoyable, especially for the short handed.  Also included are a few alternatives on that major topic of discussion amongst owners, how to get the mast up.

Contributions are always welcome and should be sent to


Transom boom support 

Jib furling drum line guard

Barry M's mast raiser

Hinged bowsprit mod on Bumble Chugger

Getting the mast up the Gamba Way

Barry M's tips

Deck & rig improvements

Sikkens spar finish & forestay mod

Mast Band Modifications

Folding Boom Support

Mast Maintenance & Repair Tips

Fitting a Raymarine ST1000 tiller pilot on Gamba

Check Your Rigging

Sail trim from the experts - PBO article Getting To Grips With Gaff

Fly Away Jib Pole

Mainsail Outhaul & Reefing Line Modifications

Pixie's Mast Raising System

Cockpit Fender Attachment Rings

Cockpit Step n Stow Box

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