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Weather Warning Map, 20 October 2014

UK-wide weather warning for severe gales

About 9 hours ago

Batten down the hatches...60 to 70 mph gusts are forecast in some exposed coastal areas

New lighthouse visitor centre at Portland Bill

Trinity House announces plans for a new...

Britain's influential yacht designer David Thomas has died

Tributes are pouring in for the UK's most...

Navitus Bay wind farm: supporters and opposition speak out

An open floor hearing on the proposed Navitus...


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.


thermo top - runs but cuts out.

I have been messing about with a thermotop...

Second hand boat prices one year on

I was looking for a shallow draft 30 footer a...

Cleaning a Jabasco wc

I seem to have volunteered myself for the job...

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...'