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Rupert Holmes charts the innovations and developments in yacht design that marked the post-war years through the 1950s

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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...

The propshaft slipped back and wedged the rudder, setting off a calamitous chain of events. Credit Dick Everitt

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…

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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…

Tim Marsden demonstrates how he fashioned a smart pair of cockpit locker lids for his bargain boat using glassfibre and iroko hardwood

Jerry Armitage found a kitchen utensil rail from Ikea was ideal for keeping his boat's cockpit locker organised

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…