PBO Cover March 2015

How to build your own boat: Construct a plywood cat from scratch

PBO TESTED – 6 cordless jigsaws: Which is best? PLUS tips and techniques for tidy cuts

PBO Project Boat – Servicing trailer hubs: Curing play in bearings, replacing and greasing roller races and adjusting brakes

Spoiled for choice: Peter K Poland describes affordable second-hand 24-27ft sailing cruisers

Springing off: Leaving pontoons under power

Fitting a hydraulic autopilot pump: Step-by-step replacement

How to make a spinnaker snuffer: Keep your spinnaker in check with a home-made snuffer

Re-cover faded upholstery: Make your own saloon cushion covers

Frances 26: With her long keel and roomy interior, the Frances is a sought-after second- hand buy

Near-dismasting: Into action when a charter boat’s genoa, forestay and furling gear break free

How to sail like a local: Acquire local knowledge and make the most of less well-known sailing areas

DIY washboards: and a super-tough bailer… PLUS more projects and tips

Mooring from the stern: Invaluable hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook

Visiting Ilfracombe: Destination guide to a recently regenerated North Devon town

Practical tips from ocean cruisers: A visit to the ARC Rally 2014 reveals the preparations needed for crossing an ocean

Korfos and Gerakas: Beautiful Saronic and Eastern
Peloponnese ports

Venture to Vassiliki: Dinghy sailing, kayaking and windsurfing on an activity holiday in Greece


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

Columnist Dave Selby: A novice sailor samples the dubious perks of the ‘corporate hostility’ sailing package

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Mutiny on the high Cs

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: You just can’t beat the boating blogs

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News: Ocean turbine scheme proposals, stricken cargo ship saga, Yachtsman of the Year awards… and more

Regional news: Galway Harbour expansion plans, development consent for Yorkshire coast offshore wind farm… and more

Readers’ letters: your views

Ask the experts: Combating excessive anode depletion, boat towing advice – plus more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO takes a look at the latest marine products