Pick up a copy of the April issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine for amazing new practical ideas, to brush up on some basic seamanship…
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.
Using Ikea bed slats for a comfortable night's sleep - and as a floor for an Avon Dinghy
The container ship APL Vanda was deliberately run aground on West Bramble Bank in the Solent following 'a loss of power'.
David Witton converts a caravan tank to make a holding tank for his small boat
As a result of two successive call outs to unmanned drifting vessels, lifeboat volunteers have made a plea to boat owners to check all moorings
Even the worst cases of osmosis can be professionally treated, and while the process is expensive and time consuming, it will revive the boat and restore its value. Jake Kavanagh…
Four female rowers have been rescued in the Atlantic Ocean after their rowing boat capsized and they lost vital equipment.
The owner of a harbour tanker has been fined £3,000 and more than £7,000 in costs for operating a 'dangerously unsafe' vessel.
Plans to generate energy from Swansea Bay lagoon face further delay as UK energy minister announces a six-month review of the sector.
A good use for that leftover epoxy resin - Hanne and Matthijs Siljee-van Beek beef up their oars
Graham Swetman makes his own heavy-duty bearing extractor
If you’ve found a few blisters on your gel coat, don’t despair. You may not need to do a full gel coat strip – which on cheaper boats may not…
After a few knocks a yacht’s keelbolts can work a little loose – but that might be just the beginning, as the owners of Quartet discovered.
Hornsea Project One wind farm will span an area of approximately 407 square kilometres off the Yorkshire coast with up to 240 wind turbines, each one 190 metres tall
An 'oil spill incident management exercise' was carried out in Brightlingsea Harbour