The spinnaker pole that came with my Jeanneau SO34.2 is stout and reasonably strong, but is a little short to use as whisker pole when goose winging the genoa. More…

Two uses for Ikea bed slats

Using Ikea bed slats for a comfortable night's sleep - and as a floor for an Avon Dinghy

A good use for that leftover epoxy resin - Hanne and Matthijs Siljee-van Beek beef up their oars

Just occasionally, the ‘perfect anchorage’ may turn out to be seriously uncomfortable. This is usually when the current or the wind makes the boat lie beam-on to the swell, and…

I recently carried out a repair to my boat using a 3D printed part in the process. There was a leak around my depth transducer housing, and I could either…

Robin Garside devises a cheap, simple and effective method of straightening out his boat’s damaged toerail

However your decks are constructed, the water from a deck leak often emerges a considerable distance from where it enters. The point of emergence is usually very clear to see…

Daria Blackwell uses a 'miracle' product to clean a heavy yellow stain from a fibreglass dinghy

Epoxy pump dispensers

Jonathan Humphreys uses empty hand-wash bottles as epoxy pump dispensers to avoid waste and ensure the mix is right every time