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10 of the best Youtube boat restorations

10 OF THE BEST YOUTUBE BOAT RESTORATIONS

Video blog reviewer Kass Schmitt shares 10 of her favourite Youtube boat restorations - as reviewed in the pages of Practical Boat...

DIY anti-surf device for towing a dinghy

DIY ANTI-SURF DEVICE FOR TOWING A DINGHY

Does your dinghy snatch or surf when being towed? If so, Max Liberson has a solution, which worked wonders when attached to his 23ft...

 
 
 
How to restore a 22ft trailer-sailer in 10 easy steps

HOW TO RESTORE A 22FT TRAILER-SAILER IN 10 EASY STEPS

This Jaguar 22 was in a sorry state when the owner asked Will Higgs to renovate it. Here's how he tackled the task I've been hooked...

What is AIS Class B+ and do I need it for my boat?

WHAT IS AIS CLASS B+ AND DO I NEED IT FOR MY BOAT?

Gilbert Park weighs up the benefits of AIS Class B+ for his powerboat I 'd been thinking about buying an AIS transceiver for my Merry...

 
 
 
What happens to boats too old to save? The truth about fibreglass boat disposal

WHAT HAPPENS TO BOATS TOO OLD TO SAVE? THE TRUTH ABOUT FIBREGLASS BOAT DISPOSAL

PBO is passionate about restoring old boats, but what happens when they're beyond repair? Nic Compton looks at the problem of disposal...

How to: troubleshoot your diesel engine electrics

HOW TO: TROUBLESHOOT YOUR DIESEL ENGINE ELECTRICS

Promotional feature in association with GJW Direct. If your engine won't start, knowing how to find the source of the problem will...

 
 
 
ColRegs refresher - 12 videos every skipper should watch

COLREGS REFRESHER - 12 VIDEOS EVERY SKIPPER SHOULD WATCH

Now we're allowed back on the water, is it time to brush-up on your ColRegs? Take a look at these fun model boat simulations with ex-RYA...

PBO Small Craft Almanac updates 2020

PBO SMALL CRAFT ALMANAC UPDATES 2020

The official updates to the 2020 PBO Small Craft Almanac published by Adlard Coles The official updates for the PBO Small Craft Almanac...

 
 
 
Norway to Scotland on a Nicholson 32 - a true North Sea passage

NORWAY TO SCOTLAND ON A NICHOLSON 32 - A TRUE NORTH SEA PASSAGE

Olly Wyatt sails from Norway to Scotland, but gale-force winds and on-passage incidents meant he got more experience than he bargained...

How to: check and change an anode

HOW TO: CHECK AND CHANGE AN ANODE

Promotional feature in association with GJW Direct. Keeping your anodes in good order prevents serious damage on board, says Rubicon...

 
 
 
How to remove a marine diesel cylinder head step by step

HOW TO REMOVE A MARINE DIESEL CYLINDER HEAD STEP BY STEP

Geoff Higginbottom replaces the cylinder head on his Volvo MD2030 marine diesel engine During the summer of the 2019 our Bavaria 39...

Overboard in the Atlantic - how I fixed a broken rudder

OVERBOARD IN THE ATLANTIC - HOW I FIXED A BROKEN RUDDER

When a repair to a cracked skeg leads to steering failure on an ocean crossing, dad Jarmo Lohikari dives under the hull in big swells...

 
 
 
How to: service your lifejacket

HOW TO: SERVICE YOUR LIFEJACKET

Promotional feature in association with GJW Direct. Checking your lifejacket is in top condition should be done at least every season,...

Coronavirus update England: “All watersports can go ahead”

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE ENGLAND: “ALL WATERSPORTS CAN GO AHEAD”

All forms of watersports - including sailing, kayaking and motorboating - are allowed in England, subject to local regulations D081YC...

 
 
 
Planning your next adventure? Here's some inspiration from the crews of ARC 2019

PLANNING YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE? HERE'S SOME INSPIRATION FROM THE CREWS OF ARC 2019

From frenzied preparations in Gran Canaria to jubilant arrivals in St Lucia, the candid crews of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers ARC...

Wild about sailing in the wonderful Whitsunday Islands

WILD ABOUT SAILING IN THE WONDERFUL WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS

Seize the day and see paradise among the Whitsunday Islands, says Huw Williams Long Island in the Whitsunday Group. thing exotic, visually...

 
 
 
Slow boat around Wales - coastal and inland circumnavigation in a Vivacity 20

SLOW BOAT AROUND WALES - COASTAL AND INLAND CIRCUMNAVIGATION IN A VIVACITY 20

Former Rhyl harbourmaster Arthur Davies celebrates his retirement with a circumnavigation adventure along rivers, canals and across...

Port hopping the north coast of Cornwall in a small boat

PORT HOPPING THE NORTH COAST OF CORNWALL IN A SMALL BOAT

Frank Sibly encounters tombstoning teenagers and other navigational hazards on a hop along the north Cornish coast Etap 22i Coast-inn...

 
 
 
British designer James Wharram's round-the-world adventure on Spirit of Gaia

BRITISH DESIGNER JAMES WHARRAM'S ROUND-THE-WORLD ADVENTURE ON SPIRIT OF GAIA

Nic Compton learns how the unorthodox British designer, James Wharram, took his family and fans around the world in his handcrafted...

How to get the last of the sealant out of the tube

HOW TO GET THE LAST OF THE SEALANT OUT OF THE TUBE

David Parker's top tip to make sure nothing goes to waste in the workshop OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA It's often the case that you just...

 
 
 



PC Harper killing: Attorney General asked to consider if jail terms unduly...

PC Harper killing: Attorney General asked to consider if jail terms unduly lenient

The Attorney General has been asked to consider whether jail terms given to the three teenagers who killed PC Andrew Harper are unduly lenient. Read more ...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Man Utd will not be rushed into Jadon Sancho move

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Man Utd will not be rushed into Jadon Sancho move

Jadon Sancho is Manchester United's top transfer target - but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists the Red Devils will not be rushed into a move Read more ...

Jadon Sancho contract details and shirt number as Man Utd move nears completion

Jadon Sancho contract details and shirt number as Man Utd move nears completion

Jadon Sancho is close to completing a Man Utd transfer and he is set for a significant increase in wages as well as a long-term deal and shirt number with plenty of history Read more ...

Audi blasted for 'revolting' car advert featuring a little girl eating banana

Audi blasted for 'revolting' car advert featuring a little girl eating banana

Audi has apologised for an advert they shared which features a little girl leaning against the grille of a car, eating a banana Read more ...

Brandon Williams signs new Manchester United contract until 2024

Brandon Williams signs new Manchester United contract until 2024

The 19-year-old has established himself as a member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first-team squad this season and has made 33 appearances across all competitions. Read more ...

Pizza Express to close 67 stores putting 1,100 jobs at risk

Pizza Express to close 67 stores putting 1,100 jobs at risk

Pizza Express could close around 15% of its UK restaurants as a result of the coronavirus lockdown Read more ...

Man hospitalised after car plunges into water at Strangford

Man hospitalised after car plunges into water at Strangford

A rescue operation has been launched in Strangford after a car plunged into the water. Read more ...

Brandon Williams sees wages rocket after signing new long-term deal at Man Utd

Brandon Williams sees wages rocket after signing new long-term deal at Man Utd

The Red Devils youth product has signed a new United contract until 2024, as his wages go from around £4,000-a-week to ten times that Read more ...

Ford CEO Jim Hackett is retiring as the carmaker reinvents itself

Ford CEO Jim Hackett is retiring as the carmaker reinvents itself

Ford said CEO Jim Hackett will retire in October, and be replaced by COO Jim Farley. Hackett took over as CEO in 2017 and had been leading an $11-billion restructuring of... Read more ...

Legendary Spain and Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas announces retirement...

Legendary Spain and Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas announces retirement from football

Casillas has hung up his gloves after a stellar career that saw him win the Champions League on three occasions with Real and the World Cup and two Euro Championships with Spain. Read more ...