Get the best from your AIS: Top tips for collision avoidance – whether or not ships keep watch

PBO Tested – Boat security systems: In search of the best theft deterrent

PBO Project Boat 2 – Building frames: Making perfect epoxy fillets

PBO Tested – Bilge cleaners: What does the job most efficiently?

WIN! PBO’s BIG Christmas giveaway: Our pick of PBO’s best on test over the past year is up for grabs as one big prize – worth more than £2,700

What would you have done?: Quick thinking is required on a boat drifting towards a rocky shore on a boat with no engine, no main and no genoa

Innovative new gearbox design: A clever bit of gear in a DIY fishing boat

Carrying out hull repairs: Extensive below-the-waterline work on a Victoire 822

Refurbishing a lifebelt: Taking a shine to a pair of faded but structurally sound commercial lifebelts

Old GRP: can we recycle it?: Disposing of end-of-life boat hulls

Judel/Vrolijk designs: Celebrating a highly successful yacht design partnership

Build yourself a boat: Part two – putting the hull together

PBO Boat Test – Dufour 350: On the water in Dufour’s 35-footer

Rig up a lifting tackle: PLUS more reader projects and tips

Transferring the outboard from tender to boat: Hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook

Tidal coefficients: Popular with the French, coefficients help to predict tidal ranges and rates

A trip along the River Stour: Creek-crawling in a miniature gaff cutter

Through Ireland’s waterways: A fascinating cruise within Ireland’s canal system

The Scillies at last: A reader’s long-awaited cruising destination doesn’t disappoint


Waiting for the tide: The editor’s welcome to this month’s PBO – sign up for PBO’s free monthly e-newsletter at: http://emails.timeincuk.co.uk/YBW_webcross

‘Mad about the Boat’ columnist Dave Selby: Marlin’s Mission: accomplished

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Break out the boat books

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Tether your tender?

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

News: CPS authorises charges after Cheeki Rafiki investigation… and more

Regional news: Submarine snags trawler, Isle Of Skye Yachts up for sale… and more

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: Uneven anode wear, chart plotter updates, and more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products