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MacLeod's Maidens, Isle of Skye

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Warning not to use out-of-date flares for festivities

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Missing sailors found safe and well

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Cowes Breakwater construction on track

The 2014 phases are nearing completion, ready...


Video: BayRaider Expedition on test

Meet the two-berth 20-footer that can be trailed behind a hatchback and launched in less than 15 minutes.


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Repair: White stains in interior varnish

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Can you add cheaper rope tails to Dyneema halliards?

Thinking of upgrading my genoa halliard to...

PBO Project Boat Hantu Biru

Video: PBO Project Boat Hantu Biru sets sail

Bought on eBay for £510 back in 2011, the Snapdragon 23 boat's restoration is now complete

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Glossary of nautical terms

Don't know a sampan from a sampson post? Perplexed by parrels, pelorus or pirogues? Harrassed by a harmattan? Welcome to the PBO glossary containing over 1,500 words, from simple sea terms to archaic sayings and ancient nautical nomenclature.

Podcast October 2014

Dave Selby podcast: 'Mad About The Boat'

'The advent of selfie-steering gear...'