In the February 2017 issue of Practical Boat Owner...
I often sail single-handed and picking up mooring buoys can be awkward, so I’ve constructed a lasso line consisting of a 1m length of 6mm chain with 12mm line woven…
Norman Eastwood assembles a bucket pump to remove the final few bits of water from his boat’s bilges
David Berry describes the unexpected problems he faced after purchasing a Rocna anchor for his Moody Eclipse, Aderyn Glas
The Government’s scientific advisors have provided proposals on where a final set of 50 Marine Conservation Zones are needed around England.
We took a trip to Brightlingsea to sail a Secret 20 while ours was in transit
MP Suella Fernandes is urging boat owners to be vigilant about the growing problem of thefts from boats in the Solent area.
Although the average boat length is 15.51m (51ft), almost half of the boats sailing in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2016 range from 40ft-50ft.
Has Navtex been superseded by smartphones and the internet, or does it still have a role in modern sailing?
A 500lb German bomb was found in Portsmouth Harbour during dredging work ahead of the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth.
The RYA is reminding boaters about the dangers of carbon monoxide after three men received treatment for the effects of suspected poisoning following a leak on board their motor boat.
The overall DAME award 2016 went to Torqeedo GmbH for its Cruise FP range of electric saildrives, with a further 28 products named as category winners and commended with special
British yachtswoman Jeanne Socrates has repaired last month's storm damage and resumed her record-breaking quest aboard her 38ft yacht Nereida.
Ramsgate's all weather lifeboat was launched to assist a small yacht which had been dismasted after a collision with a container ship 24 miles east of the town.
A potentially lifesaving rescue device fashioned from the unlikely source materials of empty plastic bottles will be trialled in the UK for the first time by the RNLI.
20 antifouling paints tested in 13 UK locations: which works best where you keep your boat?
It’s vitally important to ensure that the tension of your boat’s rigging is within the correct limits: Alex Bell tests four rig tension gauges to assess their accuracy
Olympic Champions Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have won the female Rolex World Sailor of the Year award; Argentina's Santiago Lange took the men's accolade.
Ben Meakins takes B&G’s new compact 5in multifunction display for a trial sail
In PBO’s dehumidifiers group test, the Meaco DD8L Junior won the best buy award – and Meaco have now produced an additional model with improved features, writes Alex Bell.
Using double-wall vacuum technology, the Chilly’s Bottle is a reusable bottle that is promised to keep your drink cold for up to 24 hours (or hot for 12 hours) whatever…