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As the owner of a Moody 29 with a swinging mooring on the River Cleddau, I sometimes found wind and tide tested my extending aluminium boat hook. Despite much searching…

A better shower pump

John Edwards suggests a more efficient way to empty your shower tray

When I bought Crusader, my Aqua Star Ocean Ranger 33, the table arrangement in the wheelhouse/saloon left a bit to be desired. Although the table itself was a beautiful piece…

Cockpit table are great things on any boat but where to stow them when they’re not in use is always a headache. We saw the perfect arrangement for us on…

I often sail single-handed and picking up mooring buoys can be awkward, so I’ve constructed a lasso line consisting of a 1m length of 6mm chain with 12mm line woven…

Norman Eastwood assembles a bucket pump to remove the final few bits of water from his boat’s bilges

David Berry describes the unexpected problems he faced after purchasing a Rocna anchor for his Moody Eclipse, Aderyn Glas

Instrument panel from an Ikea tablet stand: Howard Bentley creates a neat instrument panel from a low-cost Ikea tablet stand. Check out the step-by-step article at https://www.pbo.co.uk/practical-projects/instrument-panel-ikea-tablet-stand-43304

Last year, having put a couple of instruments on my Christmas list – a battery monitor and a Navtex receiver – I was delighted when Santa duly delivered them in…