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Lyme Regis towing yacht Louise. Credit: RNLI/Lyme Regis

Police appeal for missing skipper

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Concern for missing sailor Jeffrey Hewitt after his new boat washed up near Lyme Regis

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...

UK-wide weather warning for severe gales

Batten down the hatches...60 to 70 mph gusts...

BayRaider

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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vynal rap

A friend has his boat vyanl rapped.He has a...


Solar panel connecting, what do I need?

I'd like to fit a solar panel on my Colvic...


12v supply

I have just replaced the fuel pump that tops...


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...'