Build your own boat, cordless jigsaws and affordable 24-27ft cruisers

The March issue is out in the shops today and it’s packed full of tips, advice and reviews – perfect for getting your boat ready for spring!

We show you how to build your own boat from scratch including costs, and test 6 cordless jigsaws to find out which is best, with additional tips and techniques for tidy cuts. Other practical features include how to make a spinnaker snuffer, servicing trailer hubs, DIY washboards and how to re-cover faded upholstery.

We also take a look at affordable second-hand 24-27ft sailing cruisers including the Dehler 25, Legend 240 and MacGregor 26 and show you why with her long keel, appealing lines, big-boat feel and surprisingly roomy interior the Frances 26 is a sought-after second-hand buy.

A full run-down of this month’s contents can also be found here.

Plus there are just a few days left to take advantage of our January sale for discounted subscriptions to PBO. With every print subscription we give you a free trial digital version of the magazine for iPad or iPhone which is available for immediate download once you’ve registered.

PBO January Sale

So however you get your PBO fix make sure you get your hands on the latest issue and start getting geared up for the boating season.