Chine in your hands: PBO takes a turn at shaping the project boat’s bilge. David Pugh reports
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It could be put off no longer: the time had come to work on the bottom of our Secret 20, which meant rotating her through 180°. David Pugh reports
Strong and stable: PBO’s Secret 20 is strengthened before being turned in the next step of her construction. David Pugh reports
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
It’s time to fit the intermediate and lower stringers to PBO’s Secret 20 kit boat. David Pugh reports
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…
It’s time for PBO’s Secret 20 kit boat to be equipped with a beneficial set of hatches. David Pugh reports
David Pugh describes the process required to produce accurate coves while keeping mess and waste to a minimum
A streak of the antisocial... the editor's welcome to the latest issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine
We examine what the Recreational Craft Directive requirements really mean, and test the traditional tiller pilot against a modern, stabilised version.
Happy 50th Birthday PBO... Editor David Pugh welcomes you to the latest issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine.
Tech should be at our beck and call... Editor David Pugh welcomes you to the latest issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine.
50 years old, and still aspirational. Editor David Pugh welcomes you to the latest issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine.
David Pugh welcomes the opportunity to test Habitent’s new, narrower Sirocco boat tent
David Pugh tests 12 readily-available snubbers to find out which one best absorbs a snatch load
Here’s to a learning environment. Editor David Pugh welcomes you to the latest issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine.
We're inviting all sailing clubs, classes and associations celebrating their 50th anniversary year to get in touch - Editor David Pugh welcomes you to the latest issue of Practical Boat…
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…
It’s London Boat Show time again, but this year is a bit different.
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…