The latest issue of MBM has arrived, packed with practical advice and our top picks for the Southampton show

The 132-page September issue of Motor Boats Monthly is out today (21 August), with plenty of practical advice, cruising inspiration and our round up of what to see at the PSP Southampton Boat Show (12-21 September).

In our cover story, Angus Belcher explains how to fix eight of the most common breakdown problems while at sea.

We’ve also got practical advice from Duncan Wells on how to use an iPad to run your boat, while Jake Kavanagh suggests 12 ways you can spruce things up on board.

Nick Burnham looks at four brand new boats heading to Southampton, including the Draco 26 Sport and the Bayliner Element XL, while Greg Goulding picks out the best gear on show.

John Boyle explains his quest for the Holy Grail of cruising, as he sets out for the remote island of St Kilda and Don Walker cruises his Freeman 22 from Elmhaven to Kingston, via the Thames Estuary.

There’s also news of our latest competition, in which you could win a Dometic reverse cycle air conditioning unit and free installation, worth up to £10,000.

You can pick up the September 2014 edition of MBM in newsagents, or download the digital edition for your tablet or smartphone.