PBO APRIL 2016 cover

In the April 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...

PBO Project Boat winner Anna Millington and her partner Andrew Ellison

A knock on the head while surfing convinced 29-year-old Anna Millington that she was dreaming when she was later notified about winning the PBO Project Boat.

Kill cord

The results of a survey to investigate the causes of kill cord and kill switch failure and the results have been published.

The finishing touch to the interior of many boats is the vinyl-covered headlining panel, which can be detached to access under-deck fittings. Jake Kavanagh watches upholsterer Alan Dring make one…

replacing drooping headlinings

It happens to us all eventually – things start to sag, and it’s particularly true of foam-backed vinyls. For boatbuilders, vinyl is comparatively cheap and easy to install, so it’s…

Pushpit gate

Peter Crick makes a gate in his pushpit - which then goes on to save a life!

Rick Allender goes back to basics with a low-cost and simple way to shower on a small boat