June 2014

On sale: Thu, 17 Apr 2014

In the June 2014 issue of Practical Boat Owner...

PBO June 2014 cover.

PBO TESTED - New clutch technology: Better holding for less line wear?

PBO Project Boat - Heads,pumps and plumbing: Refurbishing the seacocks on Hantu Biru, installing a new toilet and fitting a bilge pump and flexible fresh water tank

Turbocharge your tablet: WiFi networks afloat

Step-by-step GRP dinghy restoration: Repairing a storm-battered tender

Construct an emergency outboard bracket: A means of using teh outboard of your tender if the main engine should fail

Make anti-insect screens: How to assemble a companionway cover

Cut a single-lipped scarf joint: Demonstrating this method of joining planks end-to-end on traditional wooden boats

Build a folding cockpit seat: PLUS keeping lazyjacks apart, and more reader projects and tips

Welding a steel mast from scratch: How a couple went about designing and building steel masts for their new boat

How to avoid, or deal with, a bad back on a boat: Ideas from the PBO Sketchbook

BOATS: Alan Hill designs: Moody, Trident, Vivacity and more

Sail to power... and back again: After a brief spell of motorboat ownership in his 80s, reader Roy Procter reverts to sail

Trailable trimarans: Considering a trailer-sailer? Why limit yourself to just one hull?

Leaving a mooring single-handed: Tips to enable you to spare the engine and sail off a mooring instead

A Westerly adrift: A boat belonging to a PBO reader is somehow unscathed after a storm wrenches it from its mooring

Calculating prop pitch: A different approach from the norm

Sailing near wind farms: Safe navigation around turbines


Waiting for the tide: PBO editor David Pugh welcomes you to the magazine - sign up for David's free monthly e-newsletter at: http://bit.ly/11uIqnM

Columnist Dave Selby: A pilgrimage to the Poundstretcher till

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: An ever-grateful receiver of wreck

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Do Mediterranean sailors miss playing with the tides?

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News: Rescue from the Irish Sea, wind farm latest, a cargo ship grounding... and more

Regional news Groundings, sinkings, fires and plans for harbour and marina expansions around the country

Readers' letters: your views

Ask the experts: Questions about osmosis, gas alarm installation, erratic engine revs... and more

New gear: A first look at the latest marine products

Sailing the coast of Scotland: From the Mull of Galloway to Kirkcudbright, via Luce Bay and the Solway Firth

When green does not mean go: A salutary lesson in safely negotiating French ports and waterways

Highs and lows of the Burgundy Canal: A fine cruising ground for a motorboat... but perhaps less so for a keelboat

Diary dates, boat shows and events

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