Practical Boatowner - March 2017 (PB0317)


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Practical Boatowner issue PB0317 published by Time Inc.

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Metal fatigue and how to spot it: Detection with penetrant dyes PBO Tested – Multifunction instruments: The latest displays compared PBO Project Boat 2 – Scarf joints and stringers: The Secret 20’s lines become evident Winterising an engine: Preparing a Yanmar 2GM20 PBO Boat Test – Botnia Targa 30.1: The first brand-new Targa to be built in five years Avoiding piracy: Safe sailing offshore Repairing a gearbox: A Standfast 43 loses drive in astern Installing an autopilot: Upgrading the autopilot on a Seadog How to optimise a traditional junk rig: The evolution of the junk with jiblets Cutting-edge tech from Torqeedo: The Tesla motors of the sea? Nautical know-how: How to maximise your night vision From pan-pan to paperwork: A reader’s almost insoluble conundrum 34-36ft cruisers: Some craft set to take part in 2018’s Golden Globe Race Purton Hulks: Gloucestershire’s maritime graveyard MV Havengore: The story of an ex-PLA vessel and Churchill’s last passage Harbour-hopping the English Riviera: Around the coastal ports and harbours of East Devon in a 22ft harbour launch Portavadie’s phoenix rising: A marina arises from the ruins of a failed government oil rig project Fixing a cabin spotlight switch: for under a fiver Measuring shroud tension: PLUS more reader projects and tips How to stop sheets snagging on standing rigging: Hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook 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: Love on the rocks? Columnist Sam Llewellyn: Thank heavens for dry wit Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Chain reactions PBO products and services: Books and plans from the PBO shop New regular chandlery offers News: Appeal to find abandoned yacht, Marina of the Year award winners… and more Regional news: Aberystwyth Marina works completed, Colin Jarman tribute… and more New regular chandlery offers Readers’ letters: Your views Ask the experts: Leaking teak decks, calorifier heat loss, and more reader queries answered New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products

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