PBO cover April 2015

22 practical tips for short-handers: Ideas to make single-handed sailing safer and more comfortable

PBO TESTED – Gelcoat cleaners: Which is best to shift waterline yellowing?

2015 Marina price guide: Costs compared for berths in Britain and Ireland

Get the right boat: Why a reader swapped his 40ft ocean cruiser for a Frances 26

Modern classics: Peter K Poland trains a spotlight on the designs of Olin J Stephens

Copper antifouling: DIY guide and results

Easy dinghy mods: Go amphibious: how to build a fold-down front wheel system for rigid tenders

Grinding and honing chisels: A step-by-step guide

PBO Project Boat – Mastwiring: Installing a steaming light, LED tricolour and VHF aerial

Harbour guide to Scarborough: …The ins and outs of the Yorkshire coast’s picturesque jewel in the crown

Mend an engine seawater pump: …and make a hardwood tiller lock, PLUS more reader projects and tips

Methods of measuring liquids: Hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook

Rounding the Bill: A reader has a fraught solo sail round Portland Bill in the teeth of a gale

Sail clinic: a few pointers: The owner of a Jeanneau Sun Way 21 enlists help in getting his boat to point

Milford manoeuvring: Sam Llewellyn takes his eBay Corribee for a cruise around Milford Haven

Sailing with an older crew: Advice to help seasoned mariners to keep sailing at any age

Mooring of bright water: A visit to ‘Camusfearna’ (Sandaig), an anchorage beloved of Gavin Maxwell


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.ipcmedia.co.uk/YBW_webcross

Columnist Dave Selby: Leaking information about wooden boats

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Propelling a sailing boat, minus the wind

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Keeping abreast with technology

Reader offer: 15% OFF Beaulieu Boatjumble tickets

PBO subscription offer

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

News: Grounded Astrid ‘should not have been at sea’, Harbour Directions update… and more

Regional news: Lifeboat station plans approved for Bridlington, exhibitors confirmed for Poole Harbour Boat Show… and more

Readers’ letters: your views

Ask the experts: Inflatable dinghy repair, tackling restricted exhaust flow – plus more queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products