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Practical Boat Owner

Practical Boat Owner Apr-2018

Published by TI Media Limited 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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waiting for the tide

with the editor To receive the editor’s monthly email newsletter, go to our website: www.pbo.co.uk Watching paint dry T his month, while researching on the ‘Yachts and Yachty Bits’ Facebook page (highly recommended by the way), an advert caught my eye: ‘Wanted – old sails to paint on’. And alongside the words was the photo below. Now, to put it into context, my colleague, David Parker, had just returned from Düsseldorf boat show and was raving about the hall of marine art – some truly lovely paintings that he had seen – and other colleagues who went to Germany have said the same thing. In addition, we have begun the exciting task of organising the Ask The Experts Live marquee for April’s Beaulieu Boat Jumble. And the first to respond confirming an invitation to…

3 min.
alarmed smart kill cord set to improve powerboat safety

A new alarmed smart kill cord is now available in the UK, making sure boaters will never forget to clip on this vital piece of safety gear. Lifecord is the idea of John Barker, who worked with PBO’s sister magazine, Motor Boat & Yachting (MBY) to develop the product after reading about the tragic deaths of Nick Milligan, 51, and his eight-year-old daughter, Emily in May 2013. Nick and his wife, Victoria, were on their RIB with their children, Emily, Kit, Amber and Olivia when they were thrown from the boat into the Camel Estuary off Padstow, Cornwall. Neither Victoria nor Nick had remembered to reattach the boat’s kill cord after stopping to change drivers. As a result, the RIB carried on circling around them, fatally injuring Nick and Emily. Kit, Amber and Victoria…

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fatal yacht race collision

Investigations are continuing after a man died when the Volvo Ocean Race yacht Vestas 11th Hour Racing was involved in a collision with a Chinese fishing boat on approach to Hong Kong. Vestas 11th Hour Racing has temporarily withdrawn from the race after the night-time collision led to the death of a fishing boat skipper. Vestas was around 30 miles from the finish line of Leg 4 when the incident happened outside of Hong Kong waters at 17:23 UTC on 19 January. Vestas issued a Mayday distress call on behalf of the fishing boat, and this was picked up by the Hong Kong Marine Rescue Coordination Centre (HKMRCC). The Vestas crew also undertook a search and rescue mission, recovering the fishing boat skipper. He was airlifted to hospital but later died. The nine…

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win a luxury stay for beaulieu boatjumble

PBO has teamed up with the elegant Montagu Arms Hotel in Beaulieu to offer an indulgent stay for a pair of lucky boatjumblers. This year’s 41st Beaulieu Boatjumble on Sunday 22 April will once again feature the popular PBO Ask the Experts Live marquee, with free talks and demonstrations by marine industry specialists. Beaulieu Boatjumble remains the largest outdoor sale of maritime items in Europe and offers hundreds of stands packed with bargains. The lucky winner will receive a pair of tickets to visit Beaulieu Boatjumble (worth £19.60). Then round off the day with a seasonal three-course dinner from the award-winning Terrace Restaurant menu at the Montagu Arms Hotel, stay overnight then enjoy breakfast next morning (total stay worth £279) at this quintessential English country house retreat. The Montagu Arms is just minutes away…

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fines for speeding broads boaters

Speeding along the Broads in Norfolk has landed two boaters with fines totalling more than £3,000. Andrew Armitage and Richard Gibbs were prosecuted for speeding and failing to navigate with care and caution in separate cases brought by the Broads Authority. Magistrates at Norwich heard that Armitage was at the helm of a boat when it was spotted racing at excessive speeds on Breydon Water. The wake caused by his speeding resulted in other boats being damaged, as well as causing ‘considerable distress’ to others on the water. Armitage was handed a fine of £660 for failing to navigate with care and caution and £440 for failing to navigate at safe speed. A victim surcharge of £66 was also imposed and costs of £150. Richard Gibbs was also fined for speeding offences on four…

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expansion for 2018 scotland’s boat show

Plans are underway to include more exhibits under cover at the 2018 Scotland’s Boat Show in October. It comes following feedback from visitors and exhibitors to last year’s event at Kip Marina, Inverkip. Changes include adding to the RYA Scotland pavilion to create a specific covered area for marine trade exhibitors, a covered food court with seating and, for the first time, an indoor boat display pavilion Speaking to PBO, show organiser Kevin Blamire said the annual event, which bills itself as the UK’s largest brokerage boat show, will also be focusing on encouraging more young people to try sailing and boating. He said last year’s series of talks proved so popular that there would be more practical and information presentations for 2018, along with inspirational talks to encourage sailors to push their…