Easy tweaks to a budget boat: Expert tips for sails and rigging

PBO Project Boat 2 – Fitting the transom and final frames: Work continues apace on PBO’s Secret 20 kit boat

PBO Tested – Hebridean windvane: Make it yourself, then fit it. PBO tries out a DIY self-steerer

Low-cost sail through the French canals: 1,332km through French waterways on a restored £400 Pandora

PBO Boat Test – Hanse 415: …on a Croatian charter cruise

PBO Tested -Tools for tight spaces: Ideal implements for confined conditions

Harrison Butler designs: The ‘well balanced and sweet handling’ boat designs of Thomas Harrison Butler

Build a sailing dinghy: Part three – fitting out and rigging

Marinise a diesel: Convert a car engine and save a fortune

On board in a barge race: Match racing on board a Thames barge

Charts or buoyage: Which should you trust?

Bear away, eventually: A reader’s haphazard shakedown sail in Lazy Bear, a newly-purchased 25ft Cobra

London Boat Show preview: What to look out for at ExCel

Fitting a SonarPhone: A ‘virtual’ depth sounder and fishfinder

Fix a rusty mast step: How to forestall the risk of mast step truss failure

Make a wireless remote control for an autopilot: PLUS more reader projects and tips

How to stop rolling at anchor: Hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook

Anchorages in upper Loch Fyne: Favourite areas for dropping the hook in a beautiful sea loch on Scotland’s west coast


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: The thin end of the wedge

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: In search of a restful rig

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Anxiety is a drag

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

News: DIY Safe Antifouling Initiative 2017 launches, World Sailors of the Year named… and more

Regional news: Yacht and container ship collide, Golden Globe preparations… and more

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: Whether to replace sails (and the mast), and more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products