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Replacement for Southampton Boat Show announced
Boats 2020 – an alternative event to the cancelled Southampton Boat Show – is expected to take place from 11-20 September at Mayflower Park. Organisers British Marine said numerous COVID-19 measures, such as social distancing and extensive cleaning r
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Saving Falanda
My name is Katie, but I prefer to be called Sade (pronounced Sayd). I am 13 years old and over the winter and spring, through the pandemic, I have been restoring a 1950s Morgan Giles-built West Channel One Design sloop. I have spent my whole life on
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The Search For An Accessible Boat
I’m a member of Port Edgar Yacht Club, and like most clubs and recreational sailors, our default position regarding charities has always been to support the RNLI. Everyone loves the RNLI, and some of us have had the misfortune to be towed back by the
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Diary Dates
■ Cowes Spring Classic 2020, 4-6 September, subject to COVID-19 restrictions, at Cowes, cowesspringclassics.com/ ■ Island SC Nab Tower Race, 5 September, from Cowes to the Nab Tower and back, islandsc.org.uk/page/at-sea ■ Normandy Channel Race, 10-20
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Meet the McCabes
David McCabe, 53, is a self-taught boatbuilder with several wooden boat restorations to his name, including a Herreshoff, a Riva and a Chris Craft and is currently involved in restoring Thames Sailing barge Vigilant alongside Topsham Quay. He bought
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How I Made My Own Mainsail
It’s a 225-mile drive from our home in Nottingham to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy where my wife, Debbie, and I keep Windhorse, our Ebbtide 33. We are lifelong dinghy sailors, mostly inland, so how we came about buying Windhorse
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Reboot For Nicholson 32 Website
The Nicholson 32 Association has refreshed its website. Long time Nicholson 32 owner, Tristram Woolston, has added new content to the site including details about the model’s history and boats currently for sale. The secure members area also features
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How To Replace A Plank
First I cut and chiselled out all the rot from the hull, making sure to get 6in or 8in into the good wood either side. I found a strip of good wood (I used larch) bigger than the hole and planed it down to the right thickness with my dad’s electric t
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Pump Up The Volume
I’m a firm believer in the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and had never serviced the three air valves on my old 10ft Caribe RIB dinghy. I’d bought it second-hand and had kept it for over a year, unattended, on the davits of my schooner
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Buckler’s Hard Progress
The first phase of a £2 million redevelopment at Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour on the Beaulieu River has now opened. Newly installed walk-ashore pontoons feature upgraded electrical services as well as deeper berths. The bulk of the work is being carr
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David McCabe’s Tips For Selecting A Project Boat
To me, a wooden boat feels more alive, more natural than a fibreglass boat. It is also cooler inside in the summer, and warmer in the winter. Most wooden boats rot from the inside out: the biggest mistake most people make is not putting in enough ven
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Practical Boat Owner
PBO Digital is the best way to get the full magazine experience if you’re unable to buy your regular copy at the newsagent or supermarket. But it’s not quite as straightforward as simply browsing the shelves! 1. What device should I use? You can get
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Lighthouse Led Sparks Anger
The Commissioners of Irish Lights has defended its decision to install an LED light at St John’s Point Lighthouse in Ireland’s County Down. Campaigners claim changing the light will reduce the “quantity and character of the beam”. But Irish Lights, w
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A Big Thank You!
I couldn’t have made Falanda whole again without the help of lots of people, but three in particular: a big thank you to dad for the tow back from Polruan, the use of his shed, and most of his tools. Thanks for the advice, and help when I ruined thin
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Make Your Own Keel Bulb
My fin-keeled Corribee 21 had always felt a bit tender and rolled a little more than expected but this tenderness had recently become more pronounced. This was probably my fault, as I’d added a lot of extra weight to the superstructure. These include
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Shop To Ship Marketplace
Cruisers visiting Scotland are being encouraged to use the new web-based Shop to Ship Marketplace to buy local food and crafts. Sail Scotland has developed the platform which aims to help remote rural and island locations recover from the COVID-19 pa
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Twister Time
Kim Holman was one of the most successful British yacht designers of all time. His elegant creations were a dominant force in the UK offshore racing scene from the early 1960s, and his designs had an uncanny knack of fulfilling the old adage that ‘wh
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Getting Stuck In
The use of factory-set calibrated pumps makes dispensing the right ratio of epoxy to hardener a breeze Adhesive companies often claim that their products can be ‘stronger than the materials they are bonding’. The sealant I used for the keel was 3M’s
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Editorial 01252 555176 Email pbo@futurenet.com Editor Rob Melotti robert.melotti@futurenet.com Features Editor Alison Wood alison.wood@futurenet.com News Editor Katy Stickland katy.stickland@futurenet.com Art Editor Robert Owen Chief Sub-editor Julia
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Tributes Paid To Tynemouth’s Barbara Darling
Barbara Darling, who helped develop youth sailing in the north east, has died after a short battle with cancer. Born in 1937, Barbara was a former teacher. She learned to sail through school outdoor education trips, and joined Tynemouth SC in the 196
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Buyer Beware – All That Glistens Is Not Gold!
Back in the 1970s I used to do a small amount of yacht surveying while working in a boat yard. Insurance companies in those days didn’t require qualifications or third-party liability cover other than for the surveyor to be ‘qualified by experience’.
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Hard Aground
When we left the yacht club that morning, my friend Ante and I were looking forward to another fine day of sailing. The evening should find us in Ceilidh’s cockpit with sundowners in hand, anchored in our preferred cove on Dowker Island in Lake St Lo
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Waiting For The Tide
with the editor To receive the editor’s monthly email newsletter, go to our website: www.pbo.co.uk ‘They think it’s all over…’ as the famous bit of BBC commentary from the 1966 football World Cup Final goes… but sadly it isn’t, is it? Coronavirus, th
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Sailing In The South Pacific
The magic of the ocean has occupied my thoughts for as long as I can remember. I grew up close to the sea, and the sparkling blue horizon was a constant draw. Even when I could not actually see it, simply knowing it was close by was a huge comfort. F
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UK Coastguard To Invest £170m In New Radio Network
The reliability of communication transmissions between boats at sea and the UK Coastguard is set to improve with a new £170 million emergency radio network. Existing copper telephone wiring will be replaced with modern fibre-based technology to each
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Excellent Electronics
Thanks for another great issue, (September 2020). Just the job now we’re starting to get afloat again. I’m sure you’ll get lots of messages about this [Ed: we did!], but I think you need to clarify the capacitor values in David Berry’s NASA clipper r
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The Sailor Who Beat Lockdown
In days gone by when cruising sailors arrived from overseas they were treated like royalty. They were such a rare and adventurous breed that in every port they were a celebrity. The locals would sweep them up in their embrace and lavish assistance, o
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Repairing The Gooseneck
A rigging inspection report informed me that my boat’s gooseneck toggle and boom’s forward-end casting were worn. I enquired about replacement parts but was told they were likely to be unobtainable. No single element in the system was worn to excess,
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