We are building on the success of Practical Boat Owner magazine's Ask the Experts pages by bringing PBO Ask the Experts Live to Beaulieu Boatjumble!
Join us for free practical presentations, demonstrations and the chance to quiz the experts about your boating questions.
We’ll also be showcasing the PBO Project Boat, Hantu Biru – a Snapdragon 23 that was bought as a wreck on eBay and restored over two-and-a-half years.
When we were at the Southampton Boat Show with the PBO Project Boat, one of the most frequently asked questions was ‘How did you achieve that amazing paintwork?’ At the next Beaulieu Boatjumble, we’ll show you!
The PBO Ask the Experts Live area will be held in an undercover marquee, with the potential to open up the sides if the weather is fine. It will be located in a prime spot, to the left of the visitor entrance.
We’ll soon be sharing a detailed itinerary and details of how to book a free place in advance at our dedicated web page: www.pbo.co.uk/expertslive
Confirmed topics and experts so far include:
- Basic fibreglass skills
- Using sealants
- Painting your boat’s hull
- Basic diesel engine maintenance
- Polishing and restoring faded fibreglass
- Lifejacket servicing
- Electronics and radar
- Preparing your boat for long distance cruising
- A liferaft demonstration
- Using tablets for navigation
- Knots and splices
Basic fibreglass skills
Wessex Resins will share their expertise with some hands-on demonstrations of using epoxy and fibreglass to refit and repair your boat.
Sika‘s technical services expert Gareth Ross will be giving a talk with demonstrations on how to use sealants for bonding and waterproofing on board
Painting your boat’s hull – how to get a perfect finish!
Experts from International Paint will show you how to roll-on and tip-off paint to get a mirror-shine on your new paint job!
Basic diesel engine maintenance
The RYA team will give their top tips to keep your diesel engine in tip-top order.
Polishing and restoring faded fibreglass
Silky Marine will share their expertise with hands-on demonstrations showing how to make your gelcoat shine again.
The RNLI will show how to service your inflatable lifejacket, as well as keeping it in good order and some safety tips.
Independent surveyor Nick Vass will be talking about what to look for when looking at a potential purchase, identifying common problems that show their heads during surveys, with examples of fittings that have been condemned.
Preparing your boat for long distance cruising
World Cruising Club director Jeremy Wyatt will be offering top tips on how to get your cruiser ready for adventure.
A liferaft demonstration by Ocean Safety
Ocean Safety will be demonstrating how to fire a liferaft and giving you the chance to look inside and familiarise yourself with the raft and its safety equipment
Using tablets for navigation
Visitmyharbour.com‘s Steve Bryant and the team’s harbour research man Don Thomson will give a talk about using tablets for navigation on boats, accompanied by plenty of demonstration equipment.
In addition, Navionics will be sharing their expertise on electronic charts.
Knots and splices
A rigging expert will be on hand to give practical demonstrations on useful splices, and you can practice your knots, learn new ones and teach your kids on the RYA Active Marina team’s knot wall.
We will be announcing more demonstrations soon – watch this space!
Discount ticket code
Visit the Beaulieu Boatjumble website. Don’t forget to quote PBOMAG15 to get a 15% discount on advance boatjumble tickets valid from now until 19 April 2015.
Beaulieu Boatjumble is taking place on Sunday, 26 April 2015.