Practical Boat Owner January 2023 cover

GRP classics; Trailer-sailers; Asymmetric furlers; Birdwatching for boaters; Kit out your seadog; 5,000 miles in a 22ft yacht with a cat; PBO Project Boat sail loft visit; and 17 pages of DIY…

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GRP classics

Why ‘classic’ no longer has to mean boats just built of wood

Trailer-sailers: Viko S21

Modern trailer-sailer on test

Super Sailfish 18

Modestly-priced, surprisingly speedy

Tribute to Jeremy Rogers

Fair winds to the Contessa builder

Birdwatching for boaters

Your guide to the seabirds of Britain

Mooring on a budget

What are the practical options?

Kit out your seadog

Sailing with man’s best friend

Skye to Anglesey

Adventures with the tides

Shipping lane rescue

‘The bulk carrier was bearing down’

New tech

Asymmetric furlers explained

Christmas gifts

Great last-minute present ideas

ARC+ sailors set sail

90 boats, 400 crew transatlantic

Epic in the US: Great Loop

5,200 miles in a 22ft boat with a cat

Battery maintenance

How to keep your batteries fit as a fiddle through the winter

Waste holding tank

A compact, economical and user-friendly heads system

Cleaning the fuel tank

How to clear diesel bug sludge from a fuel tank

DIY boatyard ladder

Building a sturdy, safe boatyard ladder on a budget

PBO visits the sail loft

See how the PBO Project Boat’s new sails get stitched

Inflatable checks

Winter checks and improvements for your tender