The former Chairman and Managing Director of a well-known Swanwick boatyard has died aged 91.
LED and laser flares claim to replace pyrotechnic flares on board: but how do they compare with a traditional flare and an LED torch?
Sam Longley uses soil pipe to protect his boat's bow from marina pontoons
Howard Betts had a brainwave to design a versatile cockpit table – then he slept on it
Hurricane-force storms during the winter of 2013/14 caused a lot of damage in the west of Ireland. Beaches were washed away, roads and bridges were destroyed and many piers, jetties…
Off-the-shelf anodised aluminium sections can provide a Meccano-type solution for many structural projects on a boat. I used some to make adjustable brackets for my solar panels. The pivoting bracket…
Using a lifesling to make contact with and recover a man overboard.
Getting back to a man overboard under power
The RORC-recommended Quick-Stop method of getting back to a MOB.
‘Man overboard!’ It’s a cry that chills the blood. But most of us go sailing to relax and enjoy some time afloat, and even the most well-meaning of us will…
We delve into a plethora of sailing weather apps and websites in an attempt to discover which ones offer the most comprehensive detail and the best value
How effective is forward-looking sonar at flagging up shoals and obstacles on the seabed? David Pugh compares the findings from five devices
David Witton replaces his coving line witha 'third hand' to hold the reel of tape
To reduce the amount of water that runs down my chain pipe, I have a two-piece cover cut from a scrap piece of plastic, square-section downpipe. Each piece has two…
How to cut rounded corners with a hole saw
When I bought my new boat a couple of years ago I was very disappointed to find that her mast was bent. It took up an elongated ‘S’ shape when…
Shipwright Alan Campbell passes on a useful tip to help deal with a broken screw
Bob Goode shows how you can increase your accommodation by making a custom boom tent
Letting PBO readers in on a Secret... deputy editor Ben Meakins reveals the next PBO Project Boat and welcomes you to the latest issue.
Colin Brown describes a series of checks you can carry out to assess the structural integrity of the bolts which attach the keel to your boat