On sale now! The latest issue of Practical Boat Owner offers downwind sailing advice, a guide to winter propeller checks and some secret Greek cruising tips…

Moody magic
Peter Poland gets to the heart of what makes the 37-39ft range of Moody yachts so special

Downwind sails
David Harding explains sail choices, furling systems and how to handle the new breed of cruising chute

Secret Sporades
Explore the north Aegean, one of the world’s finest cruising grounds

New Gear
Antifouling stripper, chartplotters, new epoxies, power tools and books

Boatyard work wear
Tough trousers, respirators and knee protectors tried and tested

Learning from experience: Double Trouble
Badly marked fishing pots led to two RNLI call-outs for Colin Haines in a single week

Rough water ride in a RIB
The RYA Intermediate PB course is designed to improve boat handling, navigation and seamanship skills

Cruising notes
From bird hotels to a harbour celebrated for Scottish sunshine

Restoring a Parker 24
A motor cruiser gets totally refurbished on a budget

Cockpit overhaul
A durable teak replacement

Winter prop checks
Anodes and cutless bearings

Raw water seals
Stripping down a water pump

Fit a VHF aerial
Cable runs and soldering joints explained step by step

Chaos: the £1 boat
Osmosis but still a bargain

Outboard service
A step-by-step guide to small engine maintenance

A heated debate
We talk to the trade and address readers’ concerns over diesel heater and exhaust system installations