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Navigate for less: PBO’s pick of basic instruments

PBO Project Boat 2 – Fitting the hatches: For storage and ease of access

How to link old and new electronics: Interfacing demystified

Passage tips: Where to stop and cheat the tide

PBO Boat Test – Haber 620: A trailer-sailer like no other

PBO Tested – Boracol: Wooden deck cleaner put through its paces

Strip and repair an outboard carburettor: …And save money in the process

Install a solar water heating system: David Berry demonstrates how he fitted such a system to his Moody Eclipse

Make wooden masts: From mere poles to the finished article

Branching out: An Essex creek-crawler’s cross-Channel experience

Broads sailing charter special: Sailing craft for hire on the Broads

Wind Elf over the Atlantic: Peter K Poland’s 1968 odyssey

Can you cruise the Med on a budget?: How feasible is Med sailing with modest funds, and how do you keep costs down?

Fitting coaxial plugs and sockets: Make reliable joints in your VHF cable

Nautical know-how: The Bernoulli principle

A false alarm: A combination of factors leads to a worrisome communication breakdown

Katakolon, gateway to Olympia: This cruise ship stopping-off point also offers a cheap boatyard and boat storage

Constructing insect screens: PLUS more reader projects and tips

Making hot drinks afloat: Hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook

PLUS…

Waiting for the tide: The editor’s welcome to this month’s PBO – sign up for PBO’s free monthly e-newsletter at: http://emails.timeincuk.co.uk/YBW_webcross

‘Mad about the Boat’ columnist Dave Selby: Sailfishing for compliments

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: That refit, rethought

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Going round the bend

PBO products and services: Books and plans from the PBO Shop

News: Famous ocean racing yacht Maiden is coming home… and more

Regional news: New marina for Stornoway, theft warning to boat owners… and more

New regular chandlery offers

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: A slow-starting engine, calculating rig tension, and more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products

10 Teak Cleaners tested

We get scrubbing to find out what effect a variety of teak cleaners have on the woodwork of a Sigma…

Padlocks test

12 padlocks tested

Ben Meakins utilises a saltwater spray tank, bolt croppers and a hacksaw to assess the effectiveness (or otherwise) of a…