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Cutter docked. Credit: Border Force

Three yachtsmen charged after Border Force seize cannabis worth 7.5m

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

The yacht was apprehended around 10 miles off the East Sussex coast of Newhaven

Oldbilbo and the PBO forumites raise 1,055 for charity

PBO contributor Wil Bailey, 'Oldbilbo', walked...

Disabled teen to embark on extraordinary sailing attempt

Miss Isle sailor Natasha Lambert aims to sail...

Coastguard warning not to use toy boats out at sea

The Irish Coast Guard advises seafarers not to...


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.


Ford Lehman 2715E - Tiny fuel or oil amount in telltal

The ford Lehman has a telltale which starts to...

Best (safest) solvent for cleaning GRP?

When we got the yacht it needed most of its...

Cheap MPPT controllers- any good?

I'm going to install a medium sized solar...

Topcoating the PBO Project Boat

Video: Top-coating the PBO Project Boat

We paint the hull and deck of our Snapdragon 23 with two-pack polyurethane topcoat

Salona 35

Video: Salona 35 on test

A family cruiser that's fast, fun to sail and capable of winning races?

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.

seamiles Dave Selby podcast August 2014 issue

Dave Selby's 'Mad about the Boat' podcast

'So there I was, unreefed in a hurricane off Bradwell, when I had to decide whether or not to amputate...'