A propeller removed from a boat

While changing his engine oil, Chris Mardon noticed milky oil in his saildrive. Will it have caused damage to the leg? Stu Davies has the answer

A boat heaving to

How tricky is heaving to, and how much does it vary from boat to boat? We tried four different hull designs to find out. David Pugh reports

A mast hinged on a tabernacle being raised by men

Fed up with having to employ a crane every time he wanted to take the mast down, Barry Pickthall shows how he installed a tabernacle

Three Deben Cherub boats sailing with their red sails raised

It is a century since the first Deben Cherub was launched. Julia Jones looks back at the history of this 21ft river racing class