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PBO tested – Autopilot technology: Cost vs complexity

RCD in practice: Testing a one-off to comply with the rules

JOG racing: Great adventures and the small boats that made them

Smarten your cockpit with plastic teak: Cockpit seats revitalised with Dek-King synthetic teak planking

PBO Project Boat 2: Planing the sheerline, fitting decks and gunwales

Repair your deck knees: Curing problems created by fresh water ingress

Convert your saloon berth to a double: Using IKEA slats to infill between bunks and create a double berth

Sleep & the single-hander: How to ensure a safe kip on passage

DIY restoration of a storm-struck yacht: How a wooden cruiser was brought back to life

Orkneys observation: Afloat with the Orkney Spinner 13 and Longliner 2

London to Pin Mill: The concluding part of Richard Hare’s Thames Estuary odyssey

Spring launch: PBO readers celebrate the start of another sailing season

A tense episode in Prime Suspect: A shakedown cruise turns nasty in the Bristol Channel

Wear pads made from a recycled pedal bin: PLUS more reader projects and tips

Gybing problems and solutions: More hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook

Turkish delights: Cruising Turkey’s stunning Aegean coast

Traditional Norway: A celebration of the work of Kysten, Norway’s maritime coastal society


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: ‘Haven’t the foggiest…’

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Outboard outrage

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Pirates of the Caribbean… still?

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

New regular chandlery offers

News: Clipper Race fatality report… plus more

Regional news: New rules for Portsmouth… and more

New regular chandlery offers

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: Cable connections, oil info, a corroding prop… and more

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products