PBO August 2016 cover

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

Dave Selby_Bart

I’m so daunted by the enormity of Marlin’s Mission I’ve fled to Sardinia to spend a week with friends on a boat before I really get stuck into all the…

Shipwright Robin Benjamin says modern, thin teak decks need lots of regular care, and so it’s vital to follow his advice on how to keep them looking good

A typical reefed sail plan on a cruising yacht – the leech pennant needs to be tighter and the headsail car is too far aft – but it’s better than many. Credit: SailingScenes.com

How do you ensure an efficient reef with a roller-reefing headsail and slab-reefing mainsail? David Harding explains

PBO January 2016 cover

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

Compact freshwater hose test

How portable, practical and useable are cassette-type hoses? Ben Meakins wrestles with the problem, tests six models and promises not to gush