I’m so daunted by the enormity of Marlin’s Mission I’ve fled to Sardinia to spend a week with friends on a boat before I really get stuck into all the…
The Cruising Association has issued an Eastern Mediterranean overview, and urges sailors not to be deterred from these waters by the ongoing migrant crisis.
Dave Selby finds out how much work he has to do to prepare his Sailfish 18 Marlin for their forthcoming 300-mile voyage.
Ed Dubois was a good friend of PBO contributor Peter K Poland and this was probably the last and most up-to-date profile on him.
PBO contributor Alan Watson reports on the Innovation in Maritime Navigation conference, hosted by the Royal Institute of Navigation at Trinity House, London
Lin and Larry Pardey's step-by-step guide to producing a durable canvas bucket: from the January 1995 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine.
Alex Bell and a PBO test team get stuck into a thorough trial of nine products to assess which adhesives and sealants bond best to aluminium, steel, acrylic and glassfibre
If space is tight or the weather looks unsettled, it’s worth having a few skills up your sleeve to make the most of a tricky anchorage. Here are 6 tips...
Some tips and tricks to get the best finish possible when varnishing your boat's woodwork
Ian Bray shows how he designed his replacement sprayhood to fold down and convert to a spray-dodging windscreen
Small modifications to his Hunter Pilot's jib track mean that Dave Young can now heave to easily with his self-tacking jib
The outboard on my Hunter Liberty is located in a well in the cockpit from where it is difficult to see the cooling water tell-tale. On my first trip this…
James Boyce uses a crocodile clip to retrieve a lost halyard
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Seadogs (and cats) sent in by PBO readers. Take a look at some of the cutest pets on board in our ever-growing gallery
A basic colour match may not be perfect – but in most cases it’ll do the job and is much easier to use than professional repair products
Everything you need to know to make an invisible gelcoat repair, from preparation and filling to topcoat and polishing
With the turbulent forecasts for the UK and global economy, many of us have had to ask ourselves if we can really justify the outlay required to own a boat…
PBO’s unique annual guide features 259 coastal marinas around the British Isles with regional and national price rankings, plus information on the facilities available. Compiled by Laura Kitching
Keeping dampness at bay from boat interiors is an ongoing battle: Alex Bell assesses nine dehumidifiers for efficiency, power consumption and portability