A vital piece of kit in any boat cockpit, Alex Bell and a PBO test team check out popular handheld radios for effectiveness and ease of use
Charmian Entwistle shares the rich history of a port fit for kings
A suspected drug smuggler killed himself by jumping from the mast of his yacht while Border Force agents searched below, an inquest in Plymouth has recorded.
Why the art of anchoring is something to be shared, like it or not
Why make heavy going in choppy conditions when a less demanding alternative heading will get you to your destination in about the same time? Asks Dick Everitt.
Pat Manley, a long-time contributor to PBO and who regularly featured in our Ask the Experts pages, passed away on 5 September.
Emboldened by the lack of response to his first PBO practical article, Dave pledges to reveal how to remove your own appendix at sea
Dr Ed Reeves outlines a variety of treatments intended to alleviate the misery of seasickness – while noting that prevention is better than cure, in this extract from Heavy Weather
I hope you’ll join me for the next leg of Marlin’s Mission, either in your boats or aboard Marlin, says Dave Selby
If you’re simultaneously a bit shallow yet out of your depth when it comes to echo-sounders, a cup of tea can confer great dividends
Dick Everitt explains how you can get a little lift from the tide
Simple step-by-step chartwork can show us when we’ll need to tack to clear a headland, says Dick Everitt.
Formerly ohmless and happy, ‘analogue Dave’ is now going digital
You can keep cool in hot weather without resorting to amp-chewing fans and air-conditioners. Richard Hare shows how to make a simple hatch blanking plate
Dave Selby's 300-mile voyage in a Sailfish 18 has begun but some 'mucky weather' is hampering progress...
GPS will keep us on the straight and narrow by constantly showing how much we need to adjust our heading for changes in tide, wind and boat speed.
PHEW! In fact DOUBLE PHEW! Marlin’s in the boat shed at last, writes Dave Selby sorts out his trailer and takes to the road...
The real cost of engineering solutions to a problem that didn’t exist in the first place, muses PBO columnist Dave Selby.
Breton Plotters are simple to use in practice, but tricky to explain on paper – it’s much easier if you have one in front of you as you follow the…
GPS is not infallible, so it makes sense to know the basics of shaping a rough ‘course to steer’ on a paper chart, says Dick Everitt.