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Jaguar 27 review and test sail

JAGUAR 27 REVIEW AND TEST SAIL

The American designed Jaguar 27 became one of the most popular UK-built cruisers of its size, as Peter Poland reports Boat testing...

Restoring a 1950s Bembridge Scow

RESTORING A 1950S BEMBRIDGE SCOW

After a £6k quote to restore a 1950s Bembridge Scow John Rogers decides to take on the work himself and is delighted with the results...

 
 
 
Nicholson 32 review and test sail

NICHOLSON 32 REVIEW AND TEST SAIL

Rupert Holmes test sails the Nicholson 32, one of the most desirable early glassfibre yachts and still a great second-hand buy The...

Tony Curphey the man who sailed four times around the world

TONY CURPHEY THE MAN WHO SAILED FOUR TIMES AROUND THE WORLD

In May 2019 74-year-old Tony Curphey became the oldest person to sail solo, non-stop around the world. Here he tells Ali Wood why his...

 
 
 
How to: troubleshoot your marine diesel fuel system

HOW TO: TROUBLESHOOT YOUR MARINE DIESEL FUEL SYSTEM

Promotional feature in association with GJW Direct. If your diesel engine cuts out it might not be getting the fuel it needs. Rubicon...

How to paint your boat - tips from PBO's Project Boat

HOW TO PAINT YOUR BOAT - TIPS FROM PBO'S PROJECT BOAT

David Pugh and Ben Meakins explain how to prime and paint your boat's hull and topsides, as they turn a £500 eBay wreck into a smart...

 
 
 
Boats 2020 show at Southampton's Mayflower Park announced

BOATS 2020 SHOW AT SOUTHAMPTON'S MAYFLOWER PARK ANNOUNCED

Socially distanced boat show to go ahead in Southampton 11-20 September Last year's Southampton Boat Show News just in from British...

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,...

 
 
 



Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke breaks silence on Raul Sanllehi's sudden departure

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke breaks silence on Raul Sanllehi's sudden departure

The club announced on Saturday that head of football Sanllehi would be leaving the club with immediate effect with managing director Vinai Venkatesham taking his place Read more ...

F1 qualifying LIVE: Spanish Grand Prix updates from Barcelona

F1 qualifying LIVE: Spanish Grand Prix updates from Barcelona

Sportsmail's OLLIE LEWIS will provide live Formula One coverage of the qualifier at Silverstone including fastest laps, crashes, pit stops and more. Qualifying will begin at 2pm. Read more ...

Molly-Mae Hague reveals she and Maura Higgins nearly DIED in terrifying...

Molly-Mae Hague reveals she and Maura Higgins nearly DIED in terrifying yacht trip

The Love Island beauty, 21, looked shaken after the shocking ordeal as she took to Instagram on Saturday to detail the experience which Maura said left them 'petrified' and... Read more ...

Coronavirus: Debenhams owners draw up plan for department store chain's...

Coronavirus: Debenhams owners draw up plan for department store chain's liquidation

Debenhams' owners have begun drawing up plans for the liquidation of the 242 year-old department store chain in a move that could trigger the single-biggest jobs cull of the... Read more ...

Video captures a broken Lionel Messi inside Barcelona dressing room against...

Video captures a broken Lionel Messi inside Barcelona dressing room against Bayern Munich

Lionel Messi struggled to raise his spirits for the second half against Bayern Munich Lionel Messi suffered his greatest humiliation as a Barcelona player last night as his... Read more ...

Aaron Ramsdale: Bournemouth accept Sheffield United's £18.5m bid for goalkeeper

Aaron Ramsdale: Bournemouth accept Sheffield United's £18.5m bid for goalkeeper

Bournemouth have reluctantly accepted an £18.5m offer from Sheffield United for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, Sky Sports News understands. Read more ...

Manchester United 'ready to offer Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez...

Manchester United 'ready to offer Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez £150,000-a-week deal' this year

Manchester United are set to make Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez their top transfer target this summer, say reports. The Spaniard wants to play with Paul Pogba and Bruno... Read more ...

Lille: 'Gabriel is leaving'

Lille: 'Gabriel is leaving'

Lille President Gerard Lopez confirms defender Gabriel ‘is leaving' and just needs to choose, reportedly between Napoli, Arsenal, Everton and Manchester United. Read more ...

Liverpool hero Klopp named Premier League Manager of the Season

Liverpool hero Klopp named Premier League Manager of the Season

Jurgen Klopp has been confirmed as the Premier League Manager of the Year for guiding Liverpool to the title. Klopp enhanced his cult status at Anfield by bringing home their... Read more ...

Thai King Commutes Death Sentence Of UK Backpackers' Killers

Thai King Commutes Death Sentence Of UK Backpackers' Killers

Two men on death row in Thailand for the murders of British backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller have had their sentences commuted to life in prison, their lawyer... Read more ...