Rupert Holmes charts the innovations and developments in yacht design that marked the post-war years through the 1950s
Olly Epsom explains how (and why!) he built his own 1kW electric outboard motor for under £600
Professional paint finishes look stunning but can be eye-wateringly expensive. A DIY job can achieve a tough, glossy result for a fraction of the cost...
As if loss of steering and starting to sink wasn’t bad enough, John Broadhead was forced to keep a cool head and think quickly when he became trapped in a…
Whether it's making an instrument panel from a tablet stand, turning bed slats into a dinghy floor, creating a wine rack from a book case, assisting with cockpit locker organisation…
PBO reader Tim Marsden shares a practical project to ensure the smooth closure of locker lids
Which gelcoat cleaners are best at combating waterline yellowing on boat hulls?
Tim Marsden demonstrates how he fashioned a smart pair of cockpit locker lids for his bargain boat using glassfibre and iroko hardwood
How would you cope if your boat lost its steering at sea? PBO tries a variety of jury steering fixes to see how well they help to regain control
Having upgraded from a Hurley 22 to a Westerly Griffon we now have a cockpit locker that can easily swallow whatever we throw into it. The problem is, everything seems…
A basic colour match may not be perfect – but in most cases it’ll do the job and is much easier to use than professional repair products
Everything you need to know to make an invisible gelcoat repair, from preparation and filling to topcoat and polishing
...and how to stop it cracking
Fill it before you use gelcoat filler
Cut back first
into a more efficient use of space