On sale now! The latest issue of Practical Boat Owner offers downwind sailing advice, a guide to winter propeller checks and some secret Greek cruising…
Dick Everitt explains how sailors can apply knowledge of tidal streams to ensure that water flow is a help, not a hindrance
When the movie circus rolls into town, Darcy-fanciers vainly search for Colin Firth – although PBO columnist Dave Selby and his dog Bart are the real stars-in-waiting
A Marine Accident Investigation Branch report has been published into a high-speed powerboat crash at the Hamble River entrance, which seriously injured a teenager.
In the April 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...
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.
The Ocean Cruising Club is calling for sailors in the South Pacific area to join the Fiji recovery efforts following Cyclone Winston.
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…
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…
Peter Crick makes a gate in his pushpit - which then goes on to save a life!
Paul Newton mounts an anchor light and emergency VHF antenna on his pushpit
Rick Allender goes back to basics with a low-cost and simple way to shower on a small boat
A sailor who was airlifted to safety after his yacht ran aground off the west coast of Scotland has been arrested on an international warrant.
Haslar Marina is installing Rolec’s new electricity service pedestal and upgrading washroom facilities in the first phase of improvement works.
If you need to plug a hole in your glassfibre boat, fear not – repairs are easy to make. Jake Kavanagh shows how it’s done and offers some useful tips
DIY engine cooling water alarm
Derrick Grover makes a remote throttle and steering control for a small outboard
The spinnaker pole that came with my Jeanneau SO34.2 is stout and reasonably strong, but is a little short to use as whisker pole when goose winging the genoa. More…
How to make your own cleat boots
A yachtsman has been airlifted to safety after running aground off the west coast of Scotland amid strong winds and extremely rough waves.