THE PBO EX­PERTS

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Practical Boat Owner - - Ask The Experts -

SEA SAFETY

Keith Col­well is au­thor of the RYA Sea Sur­vival Hand­book

SEAL­ING and BOND­ING

Gareth Ross is Sika UK’s Ma­rine Mar­ket Field Spe­cial­ist

CRUIS­ING

Stu­art Car­ruthers is the RYA Cruis­ing Man­ager and has sailed ex­ten­sively

SAILS

Ian Brown of the In­ter­na­tional OneSails loft group is an expert on sails

MASTS & RIGS

Mike Coates worked in the spar and rig­ging busi­ness for many years

SUR­VEY and CORROSION

Colin Brown runs a ma­rine sur­vey and con­sul­tancy com­pany, CB Ma­rine Ser­vices

ELECTRICS

Dun­can Kent tests yachts and equip­ment and writes for the ma­rine me­dia

EN­GINES

Stu Davies has a back­ground in en­gi­neer­ing in the coal and oil field in­dus­tries

GAS FIT­TING

Peter Spread­bor­ough, of Southamp­ton Calor Gas Cen­tre, has 20 years in the in­dus­try

PAINT and AN­TIFOUL­ING

Richard Jer­ram is for­mer UK tech­ni­cal man­ager of In­ter­na­tional Paint

YACHT DE­SIGN

An­drew Blyth is a naval ar­chi­tect with in­ter­est in sta­bil­ity and buoy­ancy

TOI­LETS and PLUMB­ING

Karl Sut­cliffe of Lee San­i­ta­tion knows about hold­ing tanks, toi­lets and plumb­ing

TRAILERSAILING

Colin Haines is a de­sign en­gi­neer who has trail­er­sailed for 25 years

ELEC­TRON­ICS

Andy Haines of Green­ham-Regis Elec­tron­ics is an expert in ma­rine in­stru­men­ta­tion

BOAT­BUILD­ING

Tony Davies has been build­ing and re­pair­ing wooden, GRP and steel boats for 40 years

WOOD

Richard Hare is a wood tech­nol­o­gist and long-time wooden-boat owner

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