A raw water pump for a boat

PBO reader Clive Hathway has a leaking raw water pump. Should he buy a replacement or rebuild it? Stu Davies gives his advice

A bottle of Shell GTL fuel

Would gas to liquid (GTL) fuel work better than diesel fuel? PBO's engine whisperer, Stu Davies ponders the question

A white yacht moored by a pontoon

PBO reader Will Kerr has an old dynastart and wants to know if it will be able to charge his batteries. Stu Davies has the answer

A typical water pump installation fitted with a Speedseal cover showing o-rings

Where can I find replacements for discontinued impeller cover o-rings? PBO's engine expert, Stu Davies has some suggestions

A boat with a hole in the white hull making it a boat write-off

Where does the responsibility for a boat write-off lie? RYA paralegal Lucy Rutter has the answer

A outboard bracket on a boat

Colin Staples wants to know what is the best product to lubricate metal to keep his stiffened outboard bracket moving freely

Portlights can leak creating damp conditions for curtains and soft furnishings

PBO reader Constantin Demner is struggling to get rid of a strange boat smell, which is permeating her clothing and her tools. Ben Sutcliffe-Davies answers her question

A boat hull showing signs of boat osmosis

When does boat osmosis need treating? PBO reader Alastair Hutchison Dorchester asked our experts