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Make your boat sail better: Inexpensive tweaks to a budget boat

Which rope for which job?: Tested for comfort

50 years of DIY boating: PBO shares its half-century

PBO tested – Masking tape: Get the sharpest edges

Start the season: Pre-launch checks for a trouble-free season

PBO tested – Seaward 35: ‘Highly practical, rock-solid boats’

34-36ft cruisers part 3: Sadlers, Moodys, Dufours and Dehlers

Working with stainless tube: Constructing pulpit and pushpit rails

Fitting windows: Removing and replacing the leaking acrylic windows on an Impala 28

PBO Project Boat 2 – Deck beams and chainplates: Reinforcing PBO’s Secret 20

Cruising among the Outer Isles: A two-week sailing trip to the Shiant Isles

‘I restored a Halcyon 23 during my gap year’: A student uses his gap year to get a tired Halcyon back into tip-top condition

The Walton Backwaters: Serenity in abundance among the creeks and nooks of north-east Essex

Beaulieu Boatjumble preview: What to look for at the event – and your chance to win a VIP weekend in the New Forest

On the water with the WOA: A sail with Westerly Owners’ Association Commodore George Pickburn

Halfway to Bermuda and back: An abortive passage from Nova Scotia

Winter in Spinalonga lagoon: Crete anchorage with an irresistible allure

How to make a tiller lock: PLUS more reader projects and tips

Making clamps from copper: Repurposing used copper piping

Reducing chain rumble and snagging: 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: Save £££ with boat denial

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Locked in mortal combat

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Red sand to the rescue

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

New regular chandlery offers

News: Boaters flock to MCZ information events, VHF Channel changes… and more

Regional news: Admiralty chart update, major boost for Mallaig… and more

New regular chandlery offers

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: carbon monoxide alarms, a leaky coolant, and more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products