PBO June 2012 issue
On sale: Thu, 26 Apr 2012
What's in the June 2012 issue of Practical Boat Owner?
Hunter Channel 245 on test: A little-twin keeler that takes some beating.
The Rival Story: Tracing the origins of Rival boats, among the most sought-after of cruising yachts.
PBO Project Boat: Hantu Biru gets in a scrape, as we set to work stripping her paint.
Overhaul a stern gland: Ideas and tools to help you access and overhaul that tricky-to-reach stuffing box.
How to build an exhaust alarm: A step-by-step guide to constructing an exhaust overheat alarm for just £15.
Fit a new set of instruments: Fitting depth, wind and speed instruments.
Minimise rope chafe: Hints and tips from the PBO sketchbook.
Create more headroom: One reader lowers the floor of his Sunrider 25.
It's a wrap!: How vinyl could transform your boat.
Practical projects and tips: PBO readers share their knowledge.
Ask the experts: Questions on boat-building, electrics, gas fittings... and more.
Spinnakers made easy: Techniques for hoisting, dropping and gybing.
Making comfortable progress to windward: Why make heavy going in cross-currents when there are alternative headings?
Nautical know-how: Booming out a jib safely.
Essentials for a budget grab bag: The right kit helps when abandoning ship - it could even save your life.
8 rope clutches on test: Which is best for grip and kindest to ropes?
New gear: Latest product news followed by new gear at bargain prices in our advertising section.
ON THE WATER
Learning from experience: How six-day meander for one reader turned into a non-stop 26-hour dash home.
Bridge over the Atlantic: How a celebrated Scottish bridge almost proved to be a bridge too far.
Cruising notes: Magdeburg to Prague in a steel cruiser.
Discover the Bristol Channel: Cardiff, Watchet and Porlock Weir.
Waiting for the tide: The editor makes new season resolutions after an Easter Monday dunking.
News: Sailors' lives at risk over unregistered EPRIBs and PLBs... and more.
Bargains of the month
Readers' letters: Navitus Bay windfarm, the advantages of tiller steering, burning plugs... and more.
Dave Selby: It's easier to go around the world than get off your boat once you've got on.
Sam Llewellyn: Is HMS Victory's restoration really using 'traditional' timber?, sailing books for kids... and more.
Andrew Simpson: Bright sparks save electricity.
Boat-owner's diary: The highs and lows of boat ownership.
Galley gourmet: Simple and filling - recipes for making tortilla and pancakes on board.
Bosun's bag: Maritime mischief as seen by PBO readers.BACK ISSUES Back issues cost £6.95 each and can be obtained by calling +44 (0)1733 385170 (24hrs), website www.mags-uk.com/ipc