Practical Boatowner - October 2016 (PB1016)


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Practical Boatowner issue PB1016 published by Time Inc.

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Discover our new Secret: Introducing PBO’s new project boat – a Secret 20 kit PBO Tested – Navtex: Obsolete or essential? Hull polishing: Get a good shine, even on faded gelcoat Repairing a broken mast: A reader fixes the damaged mast on his Hallberg-Rassy – the result of a collision Building a boat PC: Tired of lugging a heavy laptop back and forth, a reader resolves to fit a PC system DIY gas dos and don’ts: Fitting a gas system on your boat? Have your work checked by professionals Choosing and fixing furlers: Which furler is best for your boat? Cordless angle grinders: Could one of these help to save your yacht in the event of a dismasting? The story of Challenge: The last steam tug on the Thames Little known haunts on the Blackwater: Investigating quieter creeks and shoals Chasing distant horizons: Part two of Peter K Poland’s look at long-distance production boat adventurers Django 7.70: A trip to South Brittany to try out the twin-keel version of the 7.70 Ventus 70: A reader installs and assesses a Forgen Ventus 70 wind generator Improve the rig on a motor-sailer: Making a motor-sailer more manageable by carrying out a few simple tweaks The best day sailing ever: Sometimes everything simply falls into place on a passage, as a reader recalls Sailing with cerebral palsy: A lifelong medical condition needn’t impede your single-handed sailing pleasure Boat charter in Friesland: Taking a traditional flat-bottomed boat around the IJsselmeer and Waddenzee Portree, the capital of Skye: The rich history of a port fit for kings Construct a mast hoist: PLUS more reader projects and tips Deal with halyards and cables: 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: DIY Doctor Dave Columnist Sam Llewellyn: What is and isn’t OK to jettison over the side Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: Favouring the broad-brush approach PBO products and services: Books and plans from the PBO Shop News: Lessons learned from devastating yacht fire, new marine heritage scheme… and more Regional news: Navigational warning in Brightlingsea area, Peel Harbour dredging delay… and more Readers’ letters: Your views Ask the experts: Sheet slippage and hull flexing problems, and more reader queries answered New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products

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Publisher Time Inc.
Title Practical Boatowner
Frequency Monthly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 1 Oct 2016
Month October
Year 2016