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Crossing the Channel: Hantu Biru’s 30-hour shakedown sail

PBO Tested – 10 hand-held searchlights: Compared for brightness and usability

WIN THE PBO PROJECT BOAT!: Our beloved Snapdragon 23 is up for grabs

PBO Boat Test – Hardy 32DS: ‘Timeless practical appeal’

PBO Tested – Oceansteer emergency rudder: Flat-pack kit for a jury rudder

PBO Tested – 7 waterproof phone cases: Which one is best at keeping the sea out?

Repairing holes in plywood boats: A step-by-step demonstration

How to fit a new gas solenoid valve: Protect your boat’s gas supply

A new filter design…: …for water and diesel bug

DIY self-steering on a budget: A system made from discarded parts

28-30ft cruisers: Second-hand bargain buys identified

Drascombe Dabbers and Luggers: Downsizing in style

Thames barge rebuild: Classic style from a working vessel

New sails for an old Westerly: Owning a 36-year-old Westerly with twin keels and a ketch rig doesn’t have to mean sailing slowly

Pot luck of the wrong kind: Fouled on an unmarked lobster pot

Convivial Conwy: Attractions in and around this mediæval Welsh harbour

Cruising on the Crinan Canal: ‘Britain’s most beautiful short cut’

PBO Project Boat – final tasks: Attending to Hantu Biru’s chainplates and engine box

Doing your laundry onboard: Hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook

F1 tech for cruising yachts: PLUS more reader projects and tips

Repairing holes in plywood boats: A step-by-step demonstration

Hammer action: Get the best from hammers


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

‘Mad about the Boat’ columnist Dave Selby: Hitch horror and trailer trauma

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Here be pyrates…

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Ill winds blow some good

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

News: New era in mobile satellite communications, jellyfish rise in UK seas… and more

Regional news: Dogger Bank Teesside wind farm approved, boat explodes in Taplow… and more

Readers’ letters: your views

Ask the experts: Tracing the source of starter motor burnout, plus more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products