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
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
Using Ikea bed slats for a comfortable night's sleep - and as a floor for an Avon Dinghy
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…
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.
Boat leaks are the bane of a sailor’s life, but with patience their source can be traced. Here are some ideas of where to start...
Which gelcoat cleaners are best at combating waterline yellowing on boat hulls?
Watch this space and in PBO to find out what you can do to defend your rights to apply antifouling yourself, in a safe manner.
How to install an Automatic Charging Relay on board to upgrade charging two battery banks - a step-by-step guide
There are basically four viable options for charging two battery banks on board: Battery switches, twin alternators, split charge diodes, and VSRs. Here's a brief guide to them...
Simple steps to make the winter laying-up process straightforward, painless and effective