PBO December 2015 cover

The big Christmas give-away: More than £3,000 worth of goodies up for grabs

Batteries on boat: Dual charging alternatives, plus 17 mains chargers tested

Curing a heavy helm: Causes and solutions

PBO Project Boat – Snapdragon in Scotland: Hantu Biru’s farewell cruise in the Kyles of Bute


DIY hull repairs after a grounding: …and carrying out modifications

Step-by-step service for a turbocharger: Expert advice and useful hints

Making a windscoop: …for better ventilation

PBO Tested – Winter gloves: Tested for warmth and dexterity

Restoring a catamaran: Heavenly Twins, scrubbing up well

The River Dart: Explore from Dartmouth to Totnes

An overseas overview: Peter Poland’s pick of foreign-built best-selling boats from 28-30ft

40 years, 40 boats: One reader’s boat-owning history

Into the mouth of the dragon: A reader is forced to dive into sinister waters to effect a running repair

Round the Island Race: Facing a challenge for a worthwhile charity

Midway to the Med: Visiting the H2O Marina in St Jean de Losne

Step-by-step service for a turbocharger: Expert advice and useful hints

Making a 2-in-1 table: …and new cabin headlining, PLUS more reader tips

Sharpen a traditional saw: Keep an edge on a trusted tool

Making a windscoop: …for better ventilation

Cockpit dodgers or weather cloths: 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.timeincuk.co.uk/YBW_webcross

‘Mad about the Boat’ columnist Dave Selby: Walking off with a prize

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: An object lesson in obsequiousness

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: No sacrifice too great

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

News: Cat-carrying sailor jumps to safety, Hurley owners’ golden anniversary.. and more

Regional news: Consent refused for Navitus Bay wind farm, Henry V warship found… and more

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: Water in the engine head, tackling complete removal of antifouling, plus more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products