PBO October 2017 cover

Electric propulsion: Conversion options compared

PBO Project Boat 2: Building up the chines and adding curved cappings

3D printing: Design and print your own boat parts

WIN! A Dokensip wireless sensor system starter pack worth £1100

Reinforcing a mast base: Making a base for a mast compression post

Trim your leech: Extend your sail life and improve performance

Production boats: Tracing their recent development

MTB 102: The tale of a Dunkirk veteran

Testing times?: A chartered Beneteau Oceanis 48

Modifying a gaffer: A 1930s gaffer goes electric

Talking point: Good Samaritans: the rules and risks

A taste of salt: A reader recalls his first sea trip

Reinforcing a mast base: Making a base for a mast compression post

Restoring a Tamarisk 24: From nondescript to noteworthy

Dicky ticker: How to repair a ship’s clock

Refurbish a windlass: Save money by overhauling an old unit

Improve your calorifier: Appending an expansion tank to a hot water system

Fitting a lifting tiller: PLUS more reader projects and tips

A few sprayhood ideas: 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: A lot of water under the bridge

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Weather: you like it or not

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: A view astern

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

New regular chandlery offers

News: A ‘permanent’ solution to out-of-date distress flare disposal?… plus more

Regional news: A new date has been announced for the 2018 Round the Island Race… and more

New regular chandlery offers

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: Your questions answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products