Practical Boat Owner magazine’s great UK antifouling showdown is unveiled in the January 2016 issue, on sale today!

It represents the biggest and most in-depth test of antifouling paints ever carried out by a magazine in the UK, involving 26 panels, 20 paints and 4,400 miles of driving to 13 locations around Britain.

Previous tests have focused solely on one location, but as fouling conditions vary greatly between ports and harbours around the coast, we reasoned it would be of far more use to boat owners around the country if they could draw on some test results closer to home when choosing their antifouling paint from the bewildering range of options out there.

This month’s PBO also features a ‘Winter on the water’ article with tips to extend your sailing season, a step-by-step guide to fitting port light seals, replacing the old, perished rubber, a Project Boat article on fitting an alternator…and fixing a solar panel, plus a chance to win the fully restored Snapdragon 23 yacht.

There’s an article on how lifejackets are made and tested, following a visit to the SeaSafe factory for the company’s golden anniversary year, tips on how to tell your killer whales from your harbour porpoises, a test on two ‘trailable, sailable, saleable small boats, a look at key models in the German firm Bavaria’s boatbuilding history… and much more – so pick up your copy today!

Find a full list of the contents here

Practical Boat Owner magazine can be found in most good newsagents or by visiting the iTunes app store to download your favourite sailing magazine onto your iPad or iPhone.

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