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Keeping your engine cool: A step-by-step guide to servicing your cooling system

PBO TESTED – Rig tension gauges: DIY rig tweaks with repeatable results

Mooring under sail: Tips, tricks and techniques

PBO TESTED – Flip-down dinghy wheels: Which wheels are best suited to different types of terrain?

Cure for a cracked encapsulated keel: Repairing a split keel on an Albin Ballad

Fixing up an old car engine as a boat spare: Repurposing an old Maestro lump

A toddler-friendly dinghy: Make a toddler-safe space in a dinghy

How Mini Transat racers influence cruising: Fresh ideas from the cutting edge

2016 Marina Price Guide: Your comprehensive guide to 266 coastal marinas around the British Isles

Innovative lifting keel: Practical improvements to a gaff cutter

Retro-fitting spring cleats: AND sorting out loose locker lids, plus more reader projects and tips

Budget dinghy repairs: Transforming a neglected, rotting, 12ft sailing dinghy into a perfectly safe and serviceable craft

Anchor locker design: Hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook

More Sticky situations: Seamanship tips from Sticky Stapylton

A day I’ll never remember: A reader succumbs to transient global amnesia while at the helm

Rhyl life: Times are changing for this historic harbour in North Wales

Cape of Storms: 200 miles from Cape Town, a reader prays for a change in wind strength or direction


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: Maldon becomes Tinseltown

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: It’s crane day in the yard

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Take care to guard your own

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

News: Storm Imogen batters parts of Britain, PBO Project Boat winner announced… and more

Regional news: Improvements to Ros an Mhíl Harbour, Carbost facilities boost… and more

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: Getting to the bottom of paint blisters, plus more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products