PBO August 2015 cover

Boating by computer: Could two daggerboards and a laptop change sailing forever?

Sailcloth S.O.S: On-water fixes for torn sails

Nordic Folkboat: The story of one yacht and the Swedish classics it inspired

PBO Tested – Tug Yacht on test: ‘A proper little ship’

How to drop and repair a lift keel: Replacing the lifting keel on a Pegasus 800

Leisure 17 – rescued from a rabbit hole: A war veteran’s boat rises from the nettles

Fuses to breakers – an easy DIY upgrade: Constructing a fuse holder system

PBO Project Boat – Installing the exhaust: …and fuel system on the PBO Project Boat, PLUS painting the engine

Sailing a gaffer on the north-east coast: On board Witch for a leg of the OGA Round Britain Challenge

Mooring to the shore in the Med: David and Ann Berry demonstrate their optimum technique

Beyond the pail: A reader unsuccessfully tries to work below the waterline with a bucket over his head

Overcoming the snags: How a reader made his windlass work with a deck-mounted chain locker

All screwed up: Advice on removing stubborn fixings

Getting a grip: How to repair a shattered outboard handle

Fitting new water tanks: PLUS more reader projects and tips

How to drop and repair a lift keel: Replacing the lifting keel on a Pegasus 800

Ramsgate: .A south-eastern port which can officially claim to have been fit for a king

Saint-Valery-en-Caux: A welcoming haven which represents a tempting alternative to Fécamp

Tiller locks: Are they all they’re cracked up to be?

A few practical tender tips: Hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook


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

‘Mad about the Boat’ columnist Dave Selby:  What an absolute shower

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Suggestions for single-handers

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Boat-related bargains from street markets

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

News: French mooring tax u-turn, Schengen area survey launched… and more

Regional news: Hamble Stars return to Old Bursledon, a new marina for Campbeltown… and more

Readers’ letters: your views

Ask the experts: How much rudder play is within normal limits, plus more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products