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Daring voyages in everyday boats: Production vessels from the chilly Arctic to the balmy Caribbean

PBO Tested – Handheld VHFs: Which offers best value?

PBO Tested – EasyTec boat tent: Invaluable for winter boat maintenance?

PBO Tested – Cockpit tent design: Is the Habitent Sirocco a snug fit for the editor’s Contessa 26?

Motor-sailing: Using sail and power for best speed on passage

Project Boat 2: Truing and gluing the stem, stern and keel

Building a dinghy: Valuable lessons learned in the course of a DIY wooden boat construction project

Solid fuel heating: A reader installs a wood heater in his boat

Shifting stuck studs: Removing a sheared-off exhaust elbow bolt

PBO Tested – Using KiwiGrip: Non-slip paint assessed after a season’s abuse

Scotland’s stunning Western Isles: A cruise in uncommonly calm conditions

Scotland’s Boat Show previewAttractions to look out for at the show

PBO Boat Test – Corvette 32/320: A tidy 2004 example is taken out on the water

The Herbert Woods story: 90 years of Broads boatbuilding

Saga of the sliders: A reader copes with sail slider failure

Marvellous Martinique: The perfect blend of cosmopolitan French culture and laid-back Caribbean island life

ARC Channel Islands round-up: The inaugural ARC Channel Islands event

Flooded while ashore: Despite being laid up in a boatyard, a reader’s boat is found to be full of water

Medical emergencies: Averting clinical disasters afloat

Reinforcing an access hatch: PLUS more reader projects and tips

Ways of dealing with fogged-up instruments: 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: Hooked, line and sinker

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: A job for Leatherman

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Broad horizons

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

News: Yacht sinks during grounding recovery, Pat Manley obituary… and more

Regional news: Northern Boat Show set for expansion, plastic clean-up mission… and more

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: Class B AIS usage, choosing mainsail cars, and more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products