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In this issue

Electric motor woes
Why fitting an electric motor proved to be the wrong move.

Anchoring essentials
Best anchor types for varied cruising.

Outboard cowling refurb
Making a scruffy outboard motor cowling look like new..

A sailor's guide to UK sharks and fish

Genevieve Leaper looks at some of the shark species around the British and Irish coasts and how to spot these fish from your boat

A sailor's guide to UK sharks and fish

10+ mins

Multihull anchoring

Brush up on your multihull sailing skills before heading off on a holiday charter with Gavin Le Sueur's guide to anchoring

Multihull anchoring

5 mins

A revolution in fabrics

Marine fabrics are using natural fibres, less harmful chemicals and longer-lasting colours. Jake Kavanagh looks at the cut of the cloth

A revolution in fabrics

4 mins

Shoestring voyage of adventure

Richard King and Serafin Colmenares Jr. look back at the remarkable Pacific voyage of Florentino Das in his 24ft home-built boat

Shoestring voyage of adventure

5 mins

A fine day out with a visitor

Six hours afloat and a guided tour to vindicate a fictional sailing heroine's navigational skills

A fine day out with a visitor

3 mins

Boats for Baltic cruising

Duncan Kent picks the best sub-40ft sail and power boats for crossing the North Sea and exploring a Baltic summer

Boats for Baltic cruising

10+ mins

Boatyard life

The tide of the year Is rising. Time for work

Boatyard life

3 mins

Weather or not to go sailing

Ignore the apps: it's much safer to swear by the weather wisdom of a local oracle

Weather or not to go sailing

3 mins

The angelic East Coast pocket cruiser

It is 100 years since the first Deben Cherub was launched. Julia Jones looks back at the history of this 21ft river racing class

The angelic East Coast pocket cruiser

9 mins

Best anchor types for varied cruising

Rupert Holmes on choosing the best anchor for your boat, your style of cruising, how you’ll use it and your budget

Best anchor types for varied cruising

10+ mins

110 A WAYS TO CUT COSTS

From DIY to learning new skills, mooring, sails and rigging, Ali Wood has some top tips on keeping afloat as affordably as possible

110 A WAYS TO CUT COSTS

10+ mins

Shearwater sloop sailing in the 1960s

Genevieve Leaper shares her late father John Leaper's recollections-compiled from handwritten notes-of cruising the Channel

Shearwater sloop sailing in the 1960s

7 mins

Timing an Atlantic crossing

Professional meteorologist and sailor Chris Tibbs shares his knowledge of how to choose the best time to sail 'across the pond'

Timing an Atlantic crossing

5 mins

Transatlantic first

It's 70 years since Ann Davison became the first woman to sail solo across the Atlantic. Katy Stickland looks back at her achievement

Transatlantic first

5 mins

Going dizzy on an island sailing odyssey

Ken Fowler becomes the first sailor to circumnavigate every island in England and Wales-and all done in a 4m dinghy!

Going dizzy on an island sailing odyssey

10+ mins

Boats for coastal cruising

Duncan Kent chooses a selection of the best sail and motor boats under 40ft most suitable for adventurous cruising along the coast

Boats for coastal cruising

10+ mins

Industry view on HVO

The RYA, IWA and CA are working to help recreational boating transition to a Net Zero future, as the CA's

Industry view on HVO

2 mins

HVO RENEWABLE DIESEL Myth or miracle?

A new generation of biofuel that's cleaner, greener, better for your engine and less prone to microbial growth sounds too good to be true... but the facts beg to differ

HVO RENEWABLE DIESEL Myth or miracle?

8 mins

Little ships and the wrong sort of waves

Why the correct manoeuvres for the sea conditions will reduce hogging and sagging stress on both ship and crew

Little ships and the wrong sort of waves

5 mins

Watching boats, saving jerseys

It's amazing what you can see from a hospital window if it's the right hospital

Watching boats, saving jerseys

3 mins

Sweating the mooring asset

Sam Llewellyn looks at ways of getting top value out of his boat's swinging mooring

Sweating the mooring asset

3 mins

A little confession

The Sailfish 18 fan has had his head turned by another classic boat... made from wood

A little confession

3 mins

Routing in tide

Professional meteorologist and expert sailor Chris Tibbs explains how to navigate more efficiently through tidal waters

Routing in tide

4 mins

Sinking pontoons and a twisted knee

John Latham experiences an inauspicious start to his cruise from Dublin to Northern Ireland when hit by gale force winds in harbour

Sinking pontoons and a twisted knee

7 mins

Build your kit boat like an expert

Polly Robinson shares her best practice for constructing a boat from a pre-cut kit, and how to troubleshoot potential problems

Build your kit boat like an expert

7 mins

How to fit your own autopilot

Gilbert Park shows how he installed a new autopilot on his Trusty T23 motorboat

How to fit your own autopilot

7 mins

Diesel heat exchanger and manifold repair

Barry Pickthall explains how he carried out engine repairs on a budget after a couple of years of Covid lockdown neglect

Diesel heat exchanger and manifold repair

3 mins

Do I need my vessel re-certified?

Surveyor Ben Sutcliffe-Davies gives his advice on the implications to be considered when making changes to your boat

Do I need my vessel re-certified?

2 mins

How to design modifications for your boat

Yacht designer lan Nicolson explains how to make changes to living space on board

How to design modifications for your boat

10 mins

Portable toilet buyer's guide

Ali Wood checks out the best places to go... when you really need to go

Portable toilet buyer's guide

9 mins

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Practical Boat Owner Magazine Description:

PublisherFuture

CategoryBoating & Sailing

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

Published by Time Inc (UK).Practical Boat Owner is Britain's biggest-selling boating magazine, trusted and respected by all its readers. A source of useful and helpful information for both power and sail boat owners, PBO helps you get the most from your boat acting as a forum for interacting with like-minded individuals.

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