PBO June 2015 cover

Overheating engine?: Troubleshooting step-by-step

Stay alive longer: Crotch straps double your time afloat, says RNLI research

PBO Project Boat – Building a charging system: Fitting an external alternator

Personal MOB devices: A buyers’ guide

22 years of Hanse: Peter K Poland looks inside this modern success story

Mould in minutes: GRP made easy

Clinker building and repair: A step-by-step guide to measuring and shaping clinker hull planks

Restore damaged wood: Renovating a Rival 38’s interior

PBO TESTED – Deck shoes: Which deck shoes grip best and offer the most comfort?

Exploring South Coast creeks: A traditional ‘gentleman’s harbour launch’ visits some secluded watering holes

Make a liferaft cradle: …and canister: save room and money

Repairing Vetus windows: How to fix a defective window seal

Find the source of deck leaks: …and assess exhaust elbow condition,
PLUS more reader projects and tips

Using a wood plane: PBO identifies 14 boat jobs that are easily overlooked in the run-up to sailing season

The banks are to blame: How to achieve a fantastic finish

Sprayhoods and grab rails: Hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook

English Harbour 27: Elegance and functionality combined

Fairey godfather: On the water in a restored, 51-year- old Fairey Fisherman motor-sailer

Bente 24: Following the development of an affordable and fun small boat

Getting to grips with gaff: Useful tips on how to get the best performance from a gaffer

Crossing oneself: A reader crosses the Channel single- handed after facing considerable adversity

Tempted by Tobermory: Cruising delight off Scotland’s west coast


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

Bart Selby: PBO columnist Dave Selby’s dog bones up on his writing skills

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Flag etiquette, to a certain standard

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: A taste of things to come

PBO subscription offer

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

News: Sailor rescued after 66 days at sea, MCZ consultation deadline looms… and more

Regional news: Boatbuilding college opens South Coast branch… and more

Readers’ letters: your views

Ask the experts: Adding a mast pivot and oiling pawls – plus more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products