The October 2015 issue of Practical Boat Owner is now on sale.

This month’s issue features an article on Project Boat Hantu Biru’s 30-hour shakedown sail across the Channel and PBO gear tests on hand-held searchlights, the Oceansteer emergency rudder and waterproof phone cases.

There’s also a Hardy 32DS boat test, practical advice on repairing holes in plywood boats; fitting a new gas solenoid valve; and DIY self-steering on a budget.

Plus features on a downsizing in style with Drascombe Dabbers and Luggers, the best 28-30ft second-hand cruisers identified; a Thames barge rebuild: Classic style from a working vesseland whether fitting new sails on an old Westerly is worth it… and much more – so pick up your copy today!

Find a full list of the contents here

Practical Boat Owner magazine can be found in most good newsagents or by visiting the iTunes app store to download your favourite sailing magazine onto your iPad or iPhone.

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