Compact freshwater hose test

How portable, practical and useable are cassette-type hoses? Ben Meakins wrestles with the problem, tests six models and promises not to gush

PBO Tested-handheld searchlights

Alex Bell and a PBO test team compare a variety of handheld lamps, meanwhile assessing LEDs versus incandescent bulbs, with some illuminating results

PBO November 2015 cover

In the November 2015 issue of Practical Boat Owner...

PBO OCT 2015 cover

In the October 2015 issue of Practical Boat Owner...

Line up leading marks to enter a harbour

Lining up a pair of appropriate land features or navigation marks can help keep you safe, as Dick Everitt explains

PBO August cover square

This August 2015 issue of Practical Boat Owner looks at 'boating by computer' - could two daggerboards and a laptop change sailing forever? A Sailcloth S.O.S feature gives on-water fixes…

Canvas bucket article

Lin and Larry Pardey's step-by-step guide to producing a durable canvas bucket: from the January 1995 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine.

Lifejacket test - jumping into the RNLI College training pool

Five dedicated testers took to the RNLI College's training pool to put 17 lifejackets through their paces.

The Bayliner 285 Arniston

A MAIB report has been published following the tragic deaths of a mother and daughter on board a motor cruiser on Windermere.