No matter how many times I’ve measured my 18ft Sailfish 18 I’ve never once managed to park it in the 60ft by 20ft boat shed I rented...
If you’re thinking of buying your first boat – and quite possibly your last – you should get a Sailfish 18. Columnist Dave Selby shares the first lesson of boat
Self-isolating has never been a problem for me. In fact, I’ve been following government guidelines ever since 2005, when I bought my Sailfish 18, and two months later the sheet…
Tow your trailer-sailer to Maldon in Essex to take part in the famous town regatta on 22 September and you could be in with a chance of winning the PBO…
What is behind the East Coast red trouser invasion? Without funding, we’ll never know
An emotional homecoming to the River Thames, where Dave’s sailing odyssey began...from his October 2017 PBO column and podcast
Dave shares hard-won observations, with appropriate terminology, from a ‘modern apprenticeship’ on a Thames charter barge, in his September 2017 PBO column
Dave hatches a plan to tackle the America’s Cup in ‘state-of-the-ark’ SailfisHes (with random capitals), in the August 2017 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine.
Conventional thinking strongly favours the fitting of intakes and outlets in boat hulls – but some think that theory is full of holes, muses Dave Selby.
If you can navigate when you can’t see where you’re going, you’re a genius, says PBO columnist Dave Selby
Technological advances in onboard systems can inspire awe – or something else entirely, says PBO columnist Dave Selby
Your expert print-out-and-throw-away guide to free overwintering and hassle-free maintenance, from PBO columnist Dave Selby
Membership of AAA Acme Select Sea Stuff – a snip at two grand. Sorry, make that three grand, says PBO columnist Dave Selby
This just in: all the nice girls might not love a sailor after all
A salute to the Sailfish, ‘a pert piece of politburo polyester for the masses’
For a sailor in distress, golf is the thin end of the wedge, writes PBO columnist Dave Selby.
‘Where’s Bart?’ That’s the question I was asked more than any other after my epic 338-mile two-month voyage to Southampton, writes PBO columnist Dave Selby.
Why the art of anchoring is something to be shared, like it or not
Emboldened by the lack of response to his first PBO practical article, Dave pledges to reveal how to remove your own appendix at sea
If you’re simultaneously a bit shallow yet out of your depth when it comes to echo-sounders, a cup of tea can confer great dividends