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PBO TESTED – Laser flares: Life-saving innovation or damp squib?

Plus! Wearable tech: Watches and head-up displays for instant navigation info

Puddle-hoppers and strong performers: Family cruisers from 31-33ft

The Wild Atlantic Way: Cruising on Ireland’s west coast

Top tips to help gain galley space: Optimise stowage and user-friendliness

Small holding tank with pressure flush: Fitting a pneumatic discharge system

DIY elephant trunks: …to keep your RIB dry

Deal with diesel bug: …while on passage

PBO TESTED – Two unconventional catamarans: The Wharram Amatasi and Barouche – contrasting cats

Crossing a TSS with confidence: Advice for confidently crossing Traffic Separation Schemes

Pick up a mooring single-handed: An easy and reliable method

Eye splicing braid: Plus other handy hints and tips from the new book Splicing Modern Ropes

Rudder bearing housing: Repairing a rusty rudder bearing support

Restoring a steel boat: Renovating a dilapidated 50ft steel ketch

Raw water manifold repair: Curing a puzzling water-cooling problem

The table that becomes a bed: AND make dinghy wheels from stabilisers, plus more reader projects and tips

Deal with awkward seacocks: Hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook

Exploring the River Severn: Cruising a river which boasts one of the world’s largest tidal ranges


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: A racing uncertainty

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Beans on toast, off the coast

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Damn and ballast

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

News: Final four chosen for Team GB sailing line-up, EPIRB product recall… and more

Regional news: New marina proposals for Chatham, Transat yacht collision, and more

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: In-mast reefing and cutless bearing woes, plus more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products