Cruising west Devon

Trevor Cherret explores the ports and inlets from Totnes to Calstock

w1Da – new yacht test

We test the trailable 31-footer that wants to be everything to everyone

Couple seeking experienced crew

Seasoned crew can help a good skipper become a great one

How to bag a bargain boat

Dave Selby and Rupert Holmes describe how to buy on a budget

New gear

Electric engines, charts and more…

Gear tried and tested

A seasickness remedy put to the test and a new abrasive by Tercoo

Seamanship: Casting off

Duncan Wells on how to get out of a marina berth unscathed

Rigging skills: Control lines up to the mark

Practical advice from solo sailor and circumnavigator Stu MacDonald

Cruising the upper reaches

Richard Hare on a magical meander up the Rivers Alde and Stour

Setting sail from Skopelos

Robert Miles on retiring to Greece and becoming a boat owner

Hot tub on a yacht

Roger Hughes on adapting the aft ensuite heads into a luxury spa bath

Starter motor solved

Stu Davies diagnoses and cures his engine’s electrics

Living with leaks

How to deal with drips, trickles and weepy bits on board

Rotten to the core

View from the boatyard: Mike Pickles on a wild rot chase

Saildrive seals

Maintaining saildrive sections

Building in aluminium

Part one of an epic learning curve for two DIY novices