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Shorten sail the easy way: In-mast reefing systems compared, plus getting the best from your furling mainsail

Tricky leaks: Top tips to help find those elusive drips

Adding engine info to a plotter: Three engine data converters and how to link them to a plotter with NMEA2000

Curing rudder play with new bushes: Fitting a new rudder bush to a Westerly

Replacing a boat fridge: Head-scratcher: fitting an 87lt fridge into the space left by its 61lt predecessor

Ed Dubois designs: From Westerlys to superyachts

PBO Tested – Sargo 31: A quality finish from the Finns

Around Ireland in a Drascombe: Two brothers undertake a circumnavigation during the stormiest summer for 41 years

A blaze of glory: The story of RNLI lifeboat Guy And Clare Hunter and her intrepid crew

Casting off single-handed: A simple and useful technique

Chain of events: Avoiding a series of potential calamities

How to prepare for an ocean passage: PBO gathers tips from sailors preparing to embark on the 30th ARC rally

Southwold and the River Blyth: The myriad attractions of ‘the quintessential English resort’

Brits helping Brits in the Ionian: Ex-pats who offer practical help and assist with local relations for visiting cruising boats

To vent or not to vent: Is ventilation a viable alternative to dehumidifiers?

Onboard diesel polishing: Fitting a fuel polishing loop to a Moody 34

Reeving new halyards: 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: The best kind of lock-in

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Extracting gold from junk

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Sailing into history

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

News: Could Cherbourg become ‘the next Calais?’, cannon repatriated… and more

Regional news: Proposals to create shellfish fishery in Menai Strait, yacht club fraud… and more

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: Tackling paint loss around skin fittings, assessing prop size and hull clearance, plus more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products