PBO April 2011 Issue

On sale: Thu, 3 Mar 2011

Marina Price Guide, Everything you need to know about Antifouling, How to cut and polish plastic panels, replace your saildrive seal, stiffen up a cheap tender, Man Overboard special... and more!

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What's in the April 2011 issue of PBO:

Boats:
Cruiser-racers from £7,000
Few fashions of the 1970s are remembered fondly, but the decade's vogue for GRP One Design yachts resulted in 10 iconic cruiser racers that have stood the test of time

New Yarmouth 23
Now built in the Far East, this tidy, teak-trimmed gaff cutter is a little boat with big ideas. Does she live up to her promise?

Special Features:
PBO 2011 Marina price guide The UK and Ireland's only comprehensive marina price guide brings you the latest
information on annual berths, region by region

Beaulieu BoatJumble
Spring is here, so get thee to this handsome Hampshire estate for the biggest bargain boating bonanza in the country!

Antifouling
Everything you need to know, including manual and chemical stripping methods, preparation, application and tips for achieving a better antifouling finish

Cold boat, warm hearts
When her heater failed in the depths of winter, one frozen young liveaboard boat owner hit the internet to ask fellow PBO forum users for help

Practical:
Practical tip of the month
Can you trust your electrical connections? Check your anodes with a cheap multimeter

Improve your deck gear
The PBO Sketchbook shows how small modifications can make a big difference to deck gear stowage

Replacing a saildrive seal
Saildrive rubber seals should be renewed regularly ? PBO shows you how, step by step

Stiffen up a cheap tender
Transforming a brittle old dinghy into one tough tender

Make your own plastic panels
Cut and polish plastic panels for your boat

Practical projects
Build an LED nav bulb, kick-start your engine, halyard parking, bung your navel, level water lines and more

MOB Special:
MOB alarms - 8 on test
If you fall overboard, how effective will your alarm be? We tried out eight, ranging from receiver/fob combinations to dedicated direction finders. Which do we trust the most?

MOB techniques - sailing back to your man overboard
Defying the winter chill, PBO readers took to the water to investigate and compare the most widely-taught methods of recovering someone who has fallen overboard

Nav in a nutshell
Transits ? how lining up land features or marks can help keep you safe

Tarbert Loch Fyne
To Clyde yachting folk, Tarbert is as familiar as Cowes is to those who sail the Solent ? and has plenty to recommend it

Cruising notes
In America?s sunshine state, the canals of Fort Lauderdale offer everything both the megayachtie or careful cruiser could wish for

Trapped in Portland Race
A sketchy passage plan led to a solo skipper getting caught in the notorious tidal crunch just south of ?The Bill?

French canals: 20 top tips
A 1,000-mile odyssey across France by canal gave one cruising couple a valuable insight into what is essential kit. Here they share their knowledge with other PBO readers

Regulars:
Waiting for the tide
News and views from the Editor

News
Liverpool Boat Show cancelled, SAR sell-off
scrapped, Olympic sailing dates announced,
British sailors missing... and more

Regional news
Bargains of the month
Special offers from our chandlery pages

Readers? letters
Comeback about the coastguards, further engine trouble and MOB matters, the London let-down, logs, lights and more

Dave Selby
Sheds and Seagulls ? helping to make boating Britain what it is today

Sam Llewellyn
Stowage or storage, it all works up in the end

Andrew Simpson
Is the digital revolution undermining our capacity for camaraderie?

Ask the experts
Replacing a power-sailer daggerboard, batching your batteries, polishing a prop, a cheaper electric winch alternative? and more

Next month in PBO

PBO products
Practical books, boat plans and article reprints from PBO

PBO subscription offer
Get PBO delivered to your door for just £3 ? saving you £1.10 every issue

Course of the month
The two-day RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety course

Chart updates
Recent revisions from the Admiralty

Bosun?s bag
Maritime mischief as seen by readers,
including your Seadog of the month

Diary dates, boat shows and events

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