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Wraysbury Quagga Mussels. Credit: David Aldridge, Cambridge University

Boaters urged to help stop the Quagga mussel spread

About 19 hours ago

The invasive specied can affect freshwater ecosystems, block water pipes and smother boats' hulls

Police appeal for missing skipper

Concern for missing sailor Jeffrey Hewitt...

Sir Robin Knox-Johnson takes on the Route du Rhum

'Age has nothing to do with it. I am fitter...

Rigging failure prompts Southsea yacht rescue

The yacht's forestay had snapped leaving the...


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.



One step up from a YAPP. A Yachtie Android...

applying epoxy barrier partly

Hi all,
I am just sanding down previous coat...

Dyneema reefing lines - what exactly to buy?

Ariam's single-line reefing system is due an...

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

PBO reader survey 2014

Complete PBO questionnaire for chance to win iPad mini

Complete the Practical Boat Owner reader survey and you'll be entered into a draw to win an iPad mini

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...'