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Metal fatigue and how to spot it: Detection with penetrant dyes

PBO Tested – Multifunction instruments: The latest displays compared

PBO Project Boat 2 – Scarf joints and stringers: The Secret 20’s lines become evident

Winterising an engine: Preparing a Yanmar 2GM20

PBO Boat Test – Botnia Targa 30.1: The first brand-new Targa
to be built in five years

Avoiding piracy: Safe sailing offshore

Repairing a gearbox: A Standfast 43 loses drive in astern

Installing an autopilot: Upgrading the autopilot on a Seadog

How to optimise a traditional junk rig: The evolution of the junk with jiblets

Cutting-edge tech from Torqeedo: The Tesla motors of the sea?

Nautical know-how: How to maximise your night vision

From pan-pan to paperwork: A reader’s almost insoluble conundrum

34-36ft cruisers: Some craft set to take part in 2018’s Golden Globe Race

Purton Hulks: Gloucestershire’s maritime graveyard

MV Havengore: The story of an ex-PLA vessel and Churchill’s last passage

Harbour-hopping the English Riviera: Around the coastal ports and harbours of East Devon in a 22ft harbour launch

Portavadie’s phoenix rising: A marina arises from the ruins of a failed government oil rig project

Fixing a cabin spotlight switch: for under a fiver

Measuring shroud tension: PLUS more reader projects and tips

How to stop sheets snagging on standing rigging: 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: Love on the rocks?

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Thank heavens for dry wit

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Chain reactions

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

New regular chandlery offers

News: Appeal to find abandoned yacht, Marina of the Year award winners… and more

Regional news: Aberystwyth Marina works completed, Colin Jarman tribute… and more

New regular chandlery offers

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: Leaking teak decks, calorifier heat loss, and more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products