Practical Boatowner - August 2017 (PB0817)


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Practical Boatowner issue PB0817 published by Time Inc.

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Helicopter rescue: What to do, step-by-step Rig tuning for cruisers: Top tips for safe and efficient sailing View from the boatyard: Retrofitting a bow thruster Using DSC radio: Does DSC have more uses than merely making a Mayday call? Repairing a Morse control: A ‘sealed for life’ unit proves no barrier to home maintenance Converting a ketch into a schooner: A change of rig for reader Roger Hughes’ Down East 45 Patagonian cruise of a lifetime: Sun and snow in South America PBO Tested – Emergency VHF antennas: Which one delivers the strongest and clearest signal? PBO Tested – Combination padlocks: Do the numbers add up to keep your boat secure? The boat designs of Alan Buchanan: Aesthetically pleasing, perfectly balanced boats PBO Project Boat 2 – Bottoms up: Adding bottom stringers, bevelled chine battens and forefoot cheek pieces to our Secret 20 Exploring Teignmouth: A charming Devon harbour with sheltered beaches PBO Boat Tests – Seascape 24 & 27: Is a planing cruiser really practical? Megaohm’s maiden voyage: A reader’s 400-mile delivery trip in a newly-bought Trapper 500 The Kiel Canal: Not just for transiting… Finding patents: A valuable source of otherwise unavailable information Troubleshooting a tiller pilot: PLUS more reader projects and tips Build an Irish proa: A small, stable craft suitable for solo motor-cruising Dealing with a riding turn: Tips from the PBO Sketchbook The launch of Sea Wraith Restored project boat sinks within minutes of first launch A pensioner whose yacht sank within minutes of being placed in the water following a five-year restoration says it has… Antifouling PPE Applying antifouling safely Ben Meakins discovers the importance of wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when antifouling a hull – and issues… PLUS… 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: ‘The cup that cheers’ Columnist Sam Llewellyn: A good idea on paper Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Something wicked this way comes PBO products and services: Books and plans from the PBO shop New regular chandlery offers News: Restored project boat sinks within minutes of first launch… plus more Regional news: Dry-blasting ban… and more New regular chandlery offers Readers’ letters: Your views Ask the experts: The weighty topic of Hunter Delta lifting keels… and more

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Publisher TI Media
Title Practical Boatowner
Frequency Monthly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 1 Aug 2017
Month August
Year 2017