PBO cover March 2016

PBO TESTED – Forward sonar: 2D and 3D models: which one is best for your boat?

How to check keel bolts: Expert advice to help spot structural problems

PBO TESTED – 10 teak cleaners: Taking a shine to your boat decks

Trysail trimming: Boat control in high winds

Passage to Rochford: Creek-crawling in a wooden gaffer

Passerelle from a bike ramp: Modifications enable the ramp to swivel vertically in the deck fi ttings

How to service your winches: Optimise efficiency and prevent wear

Outboard too hot? Try backflushing!: Keep it cool with a chemical backflush

Choose a charter: Which boat is best for you?

Replacing rotten old rubbing strakes: New rub rails for a Norseman cruiser

Make your own bathyscope: AND increase confidence in your cam cleat release, plus more reader projects and tips

Looking after your halyards: Hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook

PBO TESTED – Copland Harrier: A sporty trailable-sailer that delivers the goods

M33: The restoration of one of three surviving British warships from WW1

Two salutary lessons: A reader is forced to make two pan-pan calls on a troubled passage home

Testing times on the ARC: 20 skippers discuss the gear, and sailing techniques, they used on the ARC rally

Savouring Stromness: Orkney’s second largest town

Britain’s ocean city: An exploration of Plymouth


Waiting for the tide: PBO editor David Pugh welcomes you to the magazine – sign up for PBO’s free monthly e-newsletter at: http://emails.timeincuk.co.uk/YBW_webcross

‘Mad about the Boat’ columnist Dave Selby: On the prospect of opening a boatel…

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: A Balinese intermission

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: In search of fresh horizons

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

News: Marine Conservation Zones announced, DIY antifouling survey results… and more

Regional news: Emergency flood relief fund for north-west sailing and sports facilities… and more

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: Tracing the source of a weeping deck fitting, plus more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products