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Practical Boat Owner

Practical Boat Owner December 2017

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

Coming home What a long, strange trip it has been. More than 13 years have now passed since switching from full-time dinghy instructor to sub-editor at PBO. Since then, I’ve worked at a number of different magazines in a number of different roles, but I truly relish the opportunity to be back at PBO to take the helm of the UK’s best selling sailing magazine. PBO has always been the magazine sailors turn to when they are looking for answers, for camaraderie and support when simple jobs get tricky, or when ambitious renovations come out better than expected. We aim to share with you the ins and outs, do’s and don’ts, highs and lows of boat ownership and maintenance. Tell us your ideas, topics you want discussed. We love to hear from…

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buoyant scotland’s boat show

With more than £12 million worth of new and preowned boats on view to tempt all tastes and budgets, the first boat was sold by brokers Michael Schmidt & Partner at 0930 on the opening day – half an hour before the three-day show officially started. Elsewhere, the event’s record number of marine trade exhibitors reported buoyant sales, and an increase in strong customer leads to follow up afterwards. Organisers say an indication of the show’s success was the first reservation for a trade stand for the 2018 event barely six hours after the show started. Practical Boat Owner, in association with Sika, which sponsored the Marine Stage, hosted a series of talks over the three days of Scotland’s Boat Show, which ran from 13-15 October. All of them attracted novice and experienced sailors,…

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expert advice with pbo at scotland’s boat show

Practical Boat Owner, in association with Sika, hosted a series of talks during Scotland’s Boat Show. David Mossman, from Marlow Ropes, was the first Practical Boat Owner expert to take to the stage, showing the audience how to inspect for signs of wear and tear. A former professional sailor, David is experienced in rope design, development and testing. Next up was Penny Tranter, who was one of the forecasting experts during the 2012 Olympic sailing event in Weymouth. The Met Office meteorologist took her audience through planning, preparing and reacting to weather on the water from the point of view of a skipper. Sika’s technical services expert, Gareth Ross, demonstrated how to bond plastic windows, including, preparing, cleaning and curing. He showed how to make a watertight bond, using the correct adhesives. Other technical…

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preserving a lively lady

Work will begin shortly on restoring Sir Alec Rose’s iconic yacht, Lively Lady. The 36ft ketch has been towed from the Camber Docks in Portsmouth to the Hayling Yacht Company, which is overseeing the refit. The renovation will include a replacement deck, reassembling the wheel house, new electrics and work down below to make her health and safety compliment. She will also be repainted. Lively Lady was gifted to Portsmouth City Council by Sir Alec following his historic circumnavigation in 1968, and is now leased to the charity, Around and Around, which was founded by offshore sailor and Portsmouth native, Alan Priddy. Between 2006-2008, Priddy recreated Sir Alec’s voyage with an ever-changing crew of disadvantaged youngsters from the city. As part of the lease agreement, Around and Around agreed to carry out renovation work on…

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jeanne socrates abandons record attempt after fall

The attempt by British yachtswoman Jeanne Socrates to become the oldest person to sail around the world solo, unassisted and non-stop has been postponed after she fell from a ladder just days before setting off. Having being thwarted in a previous attempt last year, the 75-year-old was hoping to leave Victoria, Canada on 5 October. The fall happened while she was taking on final stores on board her Najad 380, Nereida. Socrates is recovering in hospital having undergone surgery to repair eight broken ribs. She also fractured a vertebra, broke her nose and badly damaged her right elbow. She wrote: ‘My latest nonstop attempt definitely having to be postponed for another year... Recuperation from bad fall going well – luckily, spinal cord is intact’. The current record was set in 2005 by Japanese sailor,…

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up to 400% tax increase for cruisers in croatia

Sailors who keep their boats in Croatia are being warned to brace themselves for an ‘enormous tax increase’ after new regulations were introduced by the Croatian Government. The Cruising Association (CA) is predicting that ‘hundreds, if not thousands of boat owners will leave Croatia rather than pay the increase, which could amount to more than 400%.’ The new rates for the so-called sojourn tax were published in the Croatian Official Gazette in September. The CA is urging all boat owners in Croatia to check to see what the new rates will mean for them and to liaise with their marina managers. CA member and boat owner, Peter Naish, who keeps his boat in Murter, said he managed to pay for an extra year in advance under the old tax payment. However, Naish is frustrated at…