February 2015 PBO cover

PBO Project Boat – Upgrading electronics: Installing a plotter, log and VHF on Hantu Biru

Chartering: what not to forget: Useful items to take along with you when you’re chartering abroad

PBO TESTED – Power on board: Inverters up to 1kW on test

DIESEL HEATERS: Stay toasty this winter: what’s on the market?

The French connection: Economical second-hand 24-27ft French sailing cruisers

Cool for cats: A designer’s take on why he thinks two hulls are better than one

PBO TESTED: Seaward 25 on test

Repair and re-bush worn-out winches: Refurbishment saves hundreds of £££s

How to make your anchor light automatic: Construct a DIY remote sensor

Memoirs of a SAR helicopter crewman: Challenging and rewarding highlights from a former aircrewman’s 40-year career

A Cyclades tour: Peter K Poland’s account of a charter in Greece, from Santorini to Lavrion

DIY heads refit: Rebuilding the heads on a Rival 38

How to build a ‘flutestopper’: .. PLUS more projects and tips

Shift oily fumes with a crankcase breather filter: Getting rid of engine smells on board

Glue: sticking to the facts: Effective use of marine adhesives

Harvesting rainwater: Invaluable hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook

Force 10 in the Channel: A ferocious storm turns a routine Channel crossing into a nerve-shredding ordeal

Updating electronic charts: How to keep your digital charts as current as possible

Rona rendezvous: Anchoring in Acairseid Mhor, a hidden gem on the island of Rona


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

Columnist Dave Selby: A sing-song keeps Dave’s spirits up – provided it isn’t a sea shanty

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Painting into a corner

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: The rain in Spain…

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News: Dredger officer admits causing fatal crash, rescued skipper jailed over cocaine-smuggling plot… and more

Regional news: Guernsey boat owners protest proposed mooring charges increase, wind farm ceases development… and more

Readers’ letters: your views

Ask the experts: Moving a fuel filter, and priming and resealing a keel joint – plus more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO takes a look at the latest marine products