Practical Boat Owner

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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…

Westerly Fulmar. Credit:

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.

Canvas bucket article

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...

Ian Bray shows how he designed his replacement sprayhood to fold down and convert to a spray-dodging windscreen

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…

Mowgli - PBO Seadog of the month - Jan 07

Seadogs (and cats) sent in by PBO readers. Take a look at some of the cutest pets on board in our ever-growing gallery

cut sailing costs

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

The dehumidifier test

Keeping dampness at bay from boat interiors is an ongoing battle: Alex Bell assesses nine dehumidifiers for efficiency, power consumption and portability