Summer 2017 PBO cover

Blind navigation: A foggy notion for Yachtmasters, or a useful seamanship skill?

2017 visitors’ berth guide: Plan your summer cruise: marina facilities and prices

PBO Tested – Safety innovations: The 170N TeamO lifejacket, Sea-Tags and MOB lifesavers

Using DSC radio: Does DSC have more uses than merely making a Mayday call?

Multihull specialCruising cats: Swift, luxurious – and wide
Trailable trimarans: Fold and drive home

Build a custom coolbox: How to make and install a well-insulated coolbox

Retro-fit a holding tank: With a little imagination, there’s space on most boats for a holding tank

How to design and construct a rudder: A reader shows how he replaced his boat’s damaged rudder

PBO Project Boat 2 – Turning over our Secret 20: The machinations involved in accessing the bottom of our boat

Laying moorings in Scottish waters: A pre-season moorings inspection and maintenance trip

Cruising Ireland’s north-west coast: A stunning cruising ground for those prepared to forgo a few comforts

Remnants sail: Entering Portugal’s tricky port of Figueira da Foz at night

Breathable waterproofs: A reader asks: are they worth the money?

Keeping the cabin dry: More hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook

Create a fuel polishing system: PLUS more reader projects and tips


Waiting for the tide: The editor’s welcome to this month’s PBO – sign up for PBO’s free monthly e-newsletter at:

‘Mad about the Boat’ columnist Dave Selby: ‘Holier than thou’

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Learning the ropes

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Mother tongue

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

New regular chandlery offers

News: The invasive species D vex has been found north of Oban… plus more

Regional news: Sailors are advised to take extra care entering or leaving the Deben… and more

New regular chandlery offers

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: Hose diameter dilemma… and more

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products