PBO June 2016 cover

PBO TESTED – Collision avoidance: Pulse-compression radar: how does it work, and does it live up to the hype?

Refurbishing a faulty autopilot: Overhauling a Raymarine tiller pilot

Sewing skills for practical skippers: Hand-cranked sewing machines – a sound investment

PBO TESTED – Weather apps and websites: PBO’s best picks for reliable forecasts

Off to Oz: Australia in a small boat

Day Skipper Theory course: Navigation and safety essentials

Build a dinghy trailer for around £250: An economical, tailor-made road trailer

Installing a gas-fired boat heater: Equipping an Albin Ballad with a gas-fired Propex heater

Rescuing a 1950s JOG racer: The heritage and restoration of Essex Melody, a Maldon-built classic

PBO TESTED – Legend 31: After several years out of the limelight, Legend are back

A healthy rivalry: Contessas, Rivals, Sadlers and Sigmas: all good second-hand buys

Golden Globe modifications: Tim Newson, due to enter the 2018 Golden Globe Race, discusses the preparations applied to his Baba 35

Cascade purchases: Where they can and can’t be used

A smack taught me a lesson: A reader uses the wisdom of an old smack sailor to get his boat out of trouble

Exploring Albania: Friendly people and crystal-clear waters

Refurbishing a faulty autopilot: Overhauling a Raymarine tiller pilot

Wooden window frames: Fighting the winter cold with doubleglazed panels and wooden frames

Right an upturned pontoon…: AND use extruded alloy for boat projects, plus more reader projects and tips

Stop stuff falling out when your boat is heeling: Hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook


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 application of remorse code

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Vessels so full of soul

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Chain reactions following windlass loss

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

News: Yacht designer Ed Dubois passes away, Round the Baltic charity sail… and more

Regional news: Highland councillors debate wind farm plans, drug yacht sentencing, and more

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: Solving a twin engine and prop problem, plus more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products