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...


We show you how to tackle everyday electrics: basic wiring skills, multimeters and more

Marine writer

Do you love marine gear and the latest technology or are practical projects your passion? We have a vacancy for a writer working across our marine titles...

Bilge cleaners on test

Ben Meakins gets down and dirty in the pursuance of the most effective way to clean oily, malodorous bilges

Overall DAME award winner ©NFP

The overall DAME award 2016 went to Torqeedo GmbH for its Cruise FP range of electric saildrives, with a further 28 products named as category winners and commended with special


It’s vitally important to ensure that the tension of your boat’s rigging is within the correct limits: Alex Bell tests four rig tension gauges to assess their accuracy

PBO October 2016 cover

In the October 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...