Practical Boatowner - 1 October 2013 (PB1013)


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Practical Boatowner issue PB1013 published on 1 October 2013 by Time Inc.

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PBO TESTED - Man overboard equipment:How to recover a casualty, conscious or unconscious

PBO TESTED - Budget oilskins:Do they keep the water out? PBO tests 10 oilskins from seven popular brands

Lift-keel cruisers from France:Pros and cons of variable-draught cruisers

PBO TESTED - Arbor 26 daysailer:Inspired by a boat built for the Cultural Olympiad, the Arbor 26 proves a winner

PLUS How to:

Repair cement keel ballast:The PBO team re-encapsulate the ballast in Hantu Biru?s keel

Convert tiller to wheel steering:Changing a tiller-steered Hanse 315 into a wheel-steered boat, step by step

Install NMEA 2000 instruments:A reader shuns costly one-make instrument systems, mixing and matching several different brands

Laminate timber:PBO shows how its done, from building a jig to laminating a deck beam

Fit an outboard kill switch:Plus more practical projects and tips, including how to fit an induction hob cooker


Out of the box and into trouble:A reader runs into difficulties delivering a brand new boat

Coping with broaching:Tips to stay in control under white sails

Go to the head of the form:Using forms and lists as aides-memoire

Thames to Thailand in a Sadler 25:A liveaboard couple undertake the adventure voyage of a lifetime

Guernsey's lesser-known gems:The serenity of Beaucette Marina

Humber cruising:A mixture of wildlife and city life beckons intrepid yachtsmen on the River Humber

Lowestoft guide:Ins and outs of Britain?s most easterly port

Essex creeks:Exploring Lion Creek on the River Crouch


Waiting for the tide:PBO editor David Pugh welcomes you to the magazine - to receive David's free monthly email newletter visit:

Nav in a nutshell:Check for warning signs before anchoring

Knots and splices:How to splice braid end-to-end

Columnist Dave Selby:A treatise on the abject terror of the marina shower block

Columnist Sam Llewellyn:The eBay Corribee takes to the water: and she really sails!

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson:Electronic reading devices take a load off where Shindig is concerned

Tips from the PBO sketchbook:Tips for mounting, and living with, radar scanners

PBO subscription offer

PBO products and services

News:eLoran, a GPS backup system, is on the way, plus gaffers, wind farms and more

Regional newsSalvage plan for tall ship Astrid, Nab Tower makeover, wind farm collision... and more

Readers' letters:your views

Ask the experts:Questions about propeller pitch, spider mite invasion... and more

New gear:New products at Southampton Boat Show

Diary dates, boat shows and events

    Additional Information

    Publisher Time Inc.
    Title Practical Boatowner
    Frequency Monthly
    Sector Hobbies & Interests
    Date 1 Oct 2013
    Month October
    Year 2013