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Boats: British bluewater boats
Peter K Poland considers second-hand choices of great GRP cruisers

Seamanship: RYA powerboat courses
What’s the best powerboat course for you? David Parker checks them out

Cruising: Over the sea to Skye
All you need to plan your sailing visit to this spectacular Hebridean island

New Gear
Zhik winter gloves, a new dust mask and wireless phone charging

Electric deck gear review
Take the strain out of winching and hauling. Duncan Kent reports

Boat test: Wharram Mana 24
Sailing and building the latest James Wharram catamaran

Boat test: Sedna 26 on test
David Harding sails the trailable cruiser that’s thinking big

Working boats: Trading under sail
Could there be a renaissance in shifting cargo by sail, asks Rob Melotti

Seamanship: Learning from experience
On route to South Africa, a PBO reader’s catamaran is battered and broken by a huge wave

Cruising: Rias of Galicia
Exploring the beautiful inlets on the craggy coast of north-west Spain with Alex and Daria Blackwell

Practical project: Away with the Faireys
Converting a tender to a sailing dinghy fit for a classic cruiser

How to: Cockpit cushion repair
David Parker shows how to make tired and tatty cockpit cushions look as good as new

Maintenance: Make your rig reliable
Expert advice on how to keep your standing rigging safe

Practical project: Dinghy cover design
A zippy answer to the problem of fitting a dinghy cover without falling overboard

Get you home: Exhaust elbow repair
A problem-solving DIY repair of an exhaust elbow that could work for anyone in trouble