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PBO Tested – Solar panels: Which technology will work best for your boat?

Instrument add-ons: Do more with your data

Fitting a furler: DIY installation, step-by-step

WIN an Eberspächer Airtronic heating kit worth up to £2500!

How to safely refit a heater: How and where a diesel-fired air heater is installed can prove vital

Reducing drag with a smaller prop: View from the boatyard

Aluminium and its alloys: Varied uses in a marine capacity

PBO Project Boat 2 – Chine and bottom panels: The first fit!

How to tack a reluctant ketch: If your ketch-rigged long-keeler is unwilling to go about, what can you do to help matters?

Club cruiser-racers: Swift sailing with a social spin

Wells-next-the-Sea: Sailing the north Norfolk coast

PBO Boat Tests – Minorchino 34 and 42: Stylish semi-displacement motorcruisers made in Menorca

An old stick-in-the-mud: A reader’s boat runs aground in Newton Creek on the Isle of Wight

Dinghy Rings: Convenient dinghy stowage while your boat is under way

Essex to the Netherlands: Leisurely cruise in a Macwester sloop

A day in the Garbhellachs: One of Scotland’s best-kept secrets

How to re-seat outboard recoil springs: PLUS more reader projects and tips

Building a skiff: A reader constructs a 12ft Anglo-American skiff, refining a design from 30 years earlier

Washboard stowage ideas: Tips from the PBO Sketchbook


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‘Mad about the Boat’ columnist Dave Selby: Dave finds that helping out on a Thames barge is an education… and a revelation.

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Advice for those who dread locks

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: The view astern

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

New regular chandlery offers

News: Jury discharged after failing to reach verdicts on Cheeki Rafiki death charges… plus more

Regional news: Tribute flotilla attracts more than 100 yachts and motorboats… 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