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Cloudy diesel: What is making my fuel turn more orange than usual?

CLOUDY DIESEL: WHAT IS MAKING MY FUEL TURN MORE ORANGE THAN USUAL?

PBO reader Roger Brown wants to know if he should be worried about the orange cloudy diesel in his fuel tanks... Roger Brown's yacht...

Classic racing yacht restored to former glory

CLASSIC RACING YACHT RESTORED TO FORMER GLORY

Clarionet, a 1966 Cowes Week and Fastnet winner, gets a new wooden rig and set of sails in a bid to return to her former glory Spot...

 
 
 
Rope holding issues solved: How to repair rope clutches and when to replace them

ROPE HOLDING ISSUES SOLVED: HOW TO REPAIR ROPE CLUTCHES AND WHEN TO REPLACE THEM

We have all encountered clutches that won't hold a rope properly, but figuring out the best solution is not always obvious, writes...

Have your say on PBO and get a chance to win a case of wine

HAVE YOUR SAY ON PBO AND GET A CHANCE TO WIN A CASE OF WINE

We're running a survey to find out more about your views on Practical Boat Owner. From refits to racing - and much more besides - we...

 
 
 
Dog surfing and paddleboard championships this weekend

DOG SURFING AND PADDLEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND

Dog lovers, SUP-ers and surfers to head to Poole this Sunday - PLUS top tips for paddleboarding with dogs Does your dog love paddleboarding...

Yachtmaster training: How I qualified as a professional skipper during lockdown

YACHTMASTER TRAINING: HOW I QUALIFIED AS A PROFESSIONAL SKIPPER DURING LOCKDOWN

When Covid scuppers Josh Lindley's gap year, he takes on a demanding 5-month sailing course instead to qualify as a skipper Josh helming...

 
 
 
Electric boat: 3 yacht owners explain why they switched to an electric inboard engine

ELECTRIC BOAT: 3 YACHT OWNERS EXPLAIN WHY THEY SWITCHED TO AN ELECTRIC INBOARD ENGINE

Can electric inboard engines fully replace marine diesels for cruising boats? It's complicated, as Jake Kavanagh reports The Swedish...

UK seabirds: How to identify some of the most common breeds

UK SEABIRDS: HOW TO IDENTIFY SOME OF THE MOST COMMON BREEDS

The UK coast has one of the richest breeding grounds in Europe, and there's no better place to spot birds than from the cockpit of...

 
 
 
Wally the Walrus: boat owners asked to block bathing platforms

WALLY THE WALRUS: BOAT OWNERS ASKED TO BLOCK BATHING PLATFORMS

Isles of Scilly boat owners asked to 'gently deflect' Wally the Walrus with oars and erect temporary barriers Boat owners have been...

Becoming an Old Gaffer - How I found my ideal boat

BECOMING AN OLD GAFFER - HOW I FOUND MY IDEAL BOAT

After a succession of GRP and ferrocement boats, Max Liberson finally fell in love with a wooden 1930s gaff cutter, as told to Ali...

 
 
 
Maximus Boat Survey Part 1 - hull and decks

MAXIMUS BOAT SURVEY PART 1 - HULL AND DECKS

Is this boat seaworthy? Ali Wood gets an insider's view of what the marine surveyor is looking for in a pre-purchase boat survey Thinking...

Remember the Sailor vintage marine radio?

REMEMBER THE SAILOR VINTAGE MARINE RADIO?

We've fallen in love with this vintage marine radio onboard PBO Project Boat Maximus The vintage Sailor radio onboard Maximus Wow!...

 
 
 
Why is Wally the Walrus climbing aboard boats? Fascinating facts about walruses

WHY IS WALLY THE WALRUS CLIMBING ABOARD BOATS? FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT WALRUSES

Sealife expert Genevieve Leaper explains why Wally the Walrus is targeting boats, and how the Arctic walrus got so far from home n...

Wally the Walrus - boat owner films incredible encounter in Isles of Scilly

WALLY THE WALRUS - BOAT OWNER FILMS INCREDIBLE ENCOUNTER IN ISLES OF SCILLY

Lorraine and Tom Owen come face to face with Wally the Walrus, the boat-loving walrus who's been climbing aboard people's boats Wally...

 
 
 
Electric powered boats on display at Green Tech Boat Show Plymouth

ELECTRIC POWERED BOATS ON DISPLAY AT GREEN TECH BOAT SHOW PLYMOUTH

Broadblue catamarans, Pixii aluminium jet drive hulls, RS Electric boats, Plymouth ferry e-Voyager and more will grace the inaugural...

QuickTide: The £5 device that makes calculating tide times simple

QUICKTIDE: THE £5 DEVICE THAT MAKES CALCULATING TIDE TIMES SIMPLE

When you are on the sea, in any kind of boat, it's worth knowing a little about the tides for two reasons, writes champion kayaker...

 
 
 
How the diesel engine works - take a look at Maximus's Volvo saildrive

HOW THE DIESEL ENGINE WORKS - TAKE A LOOK AT MAXIMUS'S VOLVO SAILDRIVE

Marine surveyor Ben-Sutcliffe Davies finds corrosion in the Volvo saildrive engine onboard PBO Project Boat Maximus The Volvo Penta...

Tides explained: What causes the tide to rise and fall

TIDES EXPLAINED: WHAT CAUSES THE TIDE TO RISE AND FALL

At their simplest, tides come in and out twice a day, regressing about 50 minutes each day. In other words, if high tide is at noon...

 
 
 
SSB radio antenna: How can I install one on my boat? Our expert answers

SSB RADIO ANTENNA: HOW CAN I INSTALL ONE ON MY BOAT? OUR EXPERT ANSWERS

Former marine electronics director Andy Haines answers a reader's question about installing an SSB radio antenna. Got a question? Email...

Best lithium batteries: 12 powerful options for your boat tested

BEST LITHIUM BATTERIES: 12 POWERFUL OPTIONS FOR YOUR BOAT TESTED

Emrhys Barrell tests a dozen 12V lithium batteries with integral charge monitoring and the results are surprising Boat owners have...

 
 
 



Four people hurt as five gunshots fired during dispute at engagement party

Four people hurt as five gunshots fired during dispute at engagement party

Greater Manchester Police were called shortly after 1am today to reports of people with gunshot wounds. A 48-year-old man has undergone surgery, detectives said Read more ...

Australia vs Spain LIVE: Stream FREE, TV channel, team news for Olympic...

Australia vs Spain LIVE: Stream FREE, TV channel, team news for Olympic Football match-up - latest updates

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M25 Dartford Tunnel: Could Dartford Tunnel close from floods? Thunderstorm...

M25 Dartford Tunnel: Could Dartford Tunnel close from floods? Thunderstorm forecast TODAY

THE M25 Dartford Tunnel is an essential route for drivers around the UK, going from one side of the Thames to another. But could the Dartford Crossing close from floods on... Read more ...

This startup works with Facebook and Google to steer internet users away...

This startup works with Facebook and Google to steer internet users away from misinformation. Get an exclusive look at the pitch deck it used to land $7 million from VCs

Summary List Placement A startup that helps Facebook and Google fight fake news behind the scenes recently raised $7 million. Washington-based Moonshot, which was founded in... Read more ...

Roxanne Pallett showcases her blossoming baby bump in a black ensemble in...

Roxanne Pallett showcases her blossoming baby bump in a black ensemble in New York

Pregnant Roxanne Pallett showcased her blossoming baby bump in a black ensemble as her and husband Jason packed on the PDA in New York. Read more ...

John Rahm and Bryson De Chambeau out of Olympics after positive Covid tests

John Rahm and Bryson De Chambeau out of Olympics after positive Covid tests

US Open champion Jon Rahm has had to pull out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Read more ...

Meghan and Harry's daughter still missing from royal line of succession

Meghan and Harry's daughter still missing from royal line of succession

The daughter of the couple was born after they dramatically split from the Royal Family Seven weeks after she was born, the Royal Family still hasn't updated its public... Read more ...

Adele's new boyfriend Rich Paul steps out at NYC photography studio to 'meet...

Adele's new boyfriend Rich Paul steps out at NYC photography studio to 'meet with singer'

Adele's new boyfriend Rich Paul was seen for the first time since the pair confirmed their romance with a PDA session at NYC eatery Cipriani on Thursday. Read more ...

Tokyo Olympics 2021 - Adam King sends Team Ireland a ‘virtual hug' in...

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Missing British hiker's dental records requested after ‘human bones' found

Missing British hiker's dental records requested after ‘human bones' found

Esther Dingley, 37, disappeared in the Pyrenees last November A missing British hiker's dental records have been requested following the discovery of possible human remains... Read more ...