September 2014

On sale: Wed, 13 Aug 2014

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

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Restored from a wreck!: Hantu Biru sails again
PLUS: We reveal the cost

PBO TESTED - 5 gas stoves: Which would you choose for your galley?

PBO TESTED - 14 tablet nav apps: iPad and Android navigation software on test

Build cockpit duck boards: How to construct cockpit duck boards from wood

DIY rig service and replacement saves £500: Every step of a full DIY mast overhaul explained

Protect your batteries: Avoid overcharging with an over-voltage breaker

Epoxy and how to use it: Including a step by step guide to building a battery box as a starter project

Chart corrections: An easy-to-follow guide on how to update your own charts

PBO TESTED - Varianta 37 on test: The new budget yacht from Germany

Laying out a kedge anchor: Tips from the PBO Sketchbook

Make a lapped dovetail joint: An ideal way to conceal where a drawer front joins its sides

Assemble a boom tent: ... and make an instrument shelf, PLUS more projects and tips

New boats at the show: Previewing the new boats appearing at Southampton Boat Show for the first time

A designer with Elan: Checking out the later small-boat designs from the desk of Rob Humphreys

Bermudan vs junk rigs: PBO grasps the opportunity for a direct comparison of near-identical boats

Engine failure in the North Sea: A reader negotiates a re-plotted route under sail in near-darkness after his engine dies

WIN!: A Finlux TV/ DVD combo


Waiting for the tide: PBO editor David Pugh welcomes you to the magazine - sign up for David's free monthly e-newsletter at:

Columnist Dave Selby: What does it take to win something?

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: A Minimum Spot with maximum merit

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Sea fog clouds the issue

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PBO products and services

News: Government ?maintains position on red diesel?, Google Glass technology and its possible use aboard boats... and more

Regional news: Work begins on coastguard training centre, 400-year-old chandlery is saved, grounded yacht rescued... and more

Readers' letters: your views

Ask the experts: Achieving ?correct? ballast, painting perspex ? and more reader queries answered

New gear: A first look at new products making their debut at the Southampton Boat Show

Visit Portsmouth and Gosport: Unrivalled maritime history, great shopping and the hustle and bustle of a city

Solo sail to the Faroe Islands: After building a servo-pendulum windvane, a reader realises a sailing ambition

A cruise on the Great Lakes: A 700-mile delivery trip from Lake Michigan to Niagara County in the USA

Canal du Nord, the Seine and the Yonne: Cruising with due care and attention on France?s industrial canals

Diary dates, boat shows and events

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