Practical Boat Owner magazine (PBO) September 2023 issue cover

Best boats to sail around Britain, buyer’s guide to portable toilets, Jimmy Cornell’s secrets to a successful voyage, how to design mods for your boat, 25 pages of boat DIY know-how... and more!

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Best boats to sail around Britain

Duncan Kent recommends sail and motor boats under 40ft for circumnavigating the islands of Britain and Ireland

Buyer’s guide to portable toilets

The best places to go… when you really need to go

Secrets to a successful voyage

Jimmy Cornell shares his long-haul cruising checklist

Tested: Antila 33.3

An ideal inland sailing yacht

Handling in tight spaces

How to manoeuvre a powerboat in close quarters

Cruising the Polish lakes

Exploring the vastness of Poland’s Masurian Lake District

Latest new boats at 40ft and under

Bente 28, Pointer 30, BayCruiser 32 and VMG 40

Broads cruisers

Chartering a 43ft Silver Jubilee class motor cruiser

Ask the experts

Pot markers and VHF charging

How to design mods for your boat

Yacht designer Ian Nicolson explains how to make changes to living space on board

Boat electrics

Understanding signal wires and insulating connectors

Engine manifold repair

Budget fix for corroded parts

Fit your own autopilot

Guide to DIY installation

Kit boat build like a pro

Building and troubleshooting

Cleaner water on board

Fitting a water filtration system

Practical projects

Make a comfier bunk

Pummelled pontoons

Gale force winds marina experience

Tried & tested

Lightweight Zhik oilskins and SunGod sunglasses

New gear

Winches, wireless and more