Will Sayer_Ostar

Is racing across the Atlantic in a boat bought with a student loan really feasible? Here's the story of PBO reader Will Sayer's preparations to compete in the OSTAR in…

What's that boat?

PBO readers call for help to identify their newly-bought project boats...

Before GPS sets became so ubiquitous, swinging a compass was a yearly ritual for most boat owners, and the compass was the most important navigational tool onboard. After all, even…

 Two ways to calibrate your speed instruments ‘Set to GPS’ feature The simplest way to calibrate your speed instruments these days is to use the GPS speed over ground (SOG)…

It’s recommended that you take your lifejackets for a full service every year, but for many boat owners this job is near the bottom of the ‘to-do’ list and often…

Diesel engine service

The unique challenges of the marine environment mean regular engine servicing is essential for any boat owner. Winter is the ideal time to do this, making next spring’s launch much…

acrylic drilling plastic

A reader's question about drilling acrylic is answered by one of PBO's experts