PBO February 2012 issue
On sale: Wed, 4 Jan 2012
Back issues cost £6.95 each and can be obtained by calling +44 (0)1733 385170 (24hrs), website www.mags-uk.com/ipc
What's in the February 2012 issue of PBO?
The Sadler story
Iconic boats including Contessas and Sadler 25, 29 and 32
Restoring our eBay bargain
Work begins on the PBO Project Boat!
Fin-keel and twin-keel configurations tested
Sail clinic - improving a rig
How to make a rig safer and faster
Create a wet locker
Illustrated hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook to help you store your oilies
Learn the art of veneering
A step by step guide to applying veneer
Fit a smart regulator
Installing a digital alternator regulator
From readers and PBO's experts
12 lifejackets on test
Buy wisely to be safe at sea
A new sail treatment, Gill winter gear, an amazing torch and a website for keeping track of your yacht maintenance
The evolution of antifouling
We visit two paint factories to find out the science behind antifouling
Course of the month
RYA Yachtmaster preparation course
Nav in a nutshell
Shaping a 'course to steer' on a paper chart, and how to use a Breton Plotter
Engine on the blink?
How to get home without it - we show you sailing techniques, and more...
ON THE WATER
Voyage of a lifetime
Circumnavigating Britain the extreme shallow-water cruising way
No sleep until Terschelling
Facing 40-knot winds in the North Sea
10 tips for sailing with children
How to make a success of a cross-Channel cruise with four under-12s!
Les Îles Chausey, and Weymouth
London Boat Show
• Guide - Map and standfinder (click links for PDF downloads)
• New boats at the show - The latest models displayed at ExCeL
• PBO new gear - New gear at the London Boat Show
Med on a shoestring
Budget charter holiday ideas in the Eastern Mediterranean
Waiting for the tide
The editor celebrates round-Britain sailors... and wants to know of more!
SAR helicopter base closures, fines for red diesel in Belgium... and much more
Bargains of the month
Readers' letters - your views!
Caution with cost-cutting, fire hazards, backing-up, DSC & AIS, and a real off-roader
Bart the dog's turn to dispense ruff justice (click for podcast)
Can ballroom floor varnish stand up to the rigours of life on a boat?
Casting for fish with a short rod
The highs and lows of boat ownership
A Filipino fish recipe, plus readers' tips
Ask the experts
Questions answered on electronics, sea safety... and more
PBO Products and services
Maritime mischief as seen by readers