David Pugh

David Pugh

David Pugh is the editor of Practical Boat Owner

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Secret 20

Chine in your hands: PBO takes a turn at shaping the project boat’s bilge. David Pugh reports

Secret 20_Gunwales

Strong and stable: PBO’s Secret 20 is strengthened before being turned in the next step of her construction. David Pugh reports

Project Boat Secret 20

With the addition of her 6mm ply hull panels, PBO’s Secret 20 starts to look less like basketwork and more like a boat. David Pugh reports

Project Boat Secret 20

Building a kit boat is a bit like a child’s dot-to-dot drawing. See the full set of articles: Building the Secret 20 kit boat with PBO. The framework is made…

Project Boat Secret 20

It’s time for PBO’s Secret 20 kit boat to be equipped with a beneficial set of hatches. David Pugh reports

What to do when you run aground

Whether you go to sea under power or sail, you'll almost certainly find yourself aground at some point in your on-water career. It’s one of the hazards of the sport…

Diesel engine service

The unique challenges of the marine environment mean regular engine servicing is essential for any boat owner. Winter is the ideal time to do this, making next spring’s launch much…