PBO cover May 2015

PBO TESTED – 17 Lifejackets: Which could save your life?

Expert tips to start the season: PBO identifies 14 boat jobs that are easily overlooked in the run-up to sailing season

PBO TESTED – Freshwater hoses: Compact models to keep on board

Round the Island?: Helpful hints for first-timers participating in the Round the Island Race

The Sir Robin Knox-Johnston story: It’s human to dare’: the evangelical sailor, his boats and his racing spirit

Get afloat for less: Dinghy on a budget: restoring a Fireball

How to build a steering quadrant: Constructing a mild steel steering quadrant for a 40-footer – for just £46

DIY instrument pod from veneered plastic: Making a console with the use of Plastikard

PBO Project Boat – Getting our second-hand diesel started: The processes required to coax our new-to-us BMW D7 back to life

Dayboats tested on the Falmouth Raid: Big fun in small boats

Adapt an impeller extractor: …and make a navel pipe bung, PLUS more reader projects and tips

Cockpit frames and gantries: Hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook

HMS Victory: Restoring and preserving Nelson’s 250-year-old flagship

Expert tips to start the season: PBO identifies 14 boat jobs that are easily overlooked in the run-up to sailing season

The banks are to blame: A novice sailor’s day-sail is curtailed by a sandbank

Using a cordless drill: How to get the best from the number one power tool for practical boat owners

Beaulieu preview: Bag a boaty bargain, PLUS your chance to visit PBO’s Ask the Experts Live

Around Croatia in a Fairey: The Croatian cruise of a lifetime in a 55-year-old Fairey Atalanta

Fair winds to Fécamp: A delightful and historic old port which is a perfect destination for a short Channel hop

Mainland meander in the Ionian: An ideal location for a summer cruise


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: Practical projects and PG Tips

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Revision for lateen scholars

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Leave the raft until last

Reader offer: 15% OFF Beaulieu Boatjumble tickets PLUS 50p off the next issue of PBO

PBO subscription offer

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

News: Tragic loss of yachtswoman Florence Arthaud, UK-wide tidal energy scheme plans unveiled… and more

Regional news: Second World War bomb discovered, cargo vessel runs aground… and more

Readers’ letters: your views

Ask the experts: Removing diesel bug tank residue and identifying metals in skin fittings – plus more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products