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#1 bsainsbury

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

I subscribe to SAIL magazine and it's not bad. Some good articles. Some boring articles. Is Sailing World any better?
Any other good ones worth reading?

#2 Gorn FRANTIC!!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:39 PM

Seahorse

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:50 PM

For the US-publications, Sailing (the large format one) is worth it just for the boat reviews...typically good photo work, too.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:55 PM

Power: Yaaaachting

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

All of the main rags have one annoying problem, about every three years they start to run the same shit over again. In a way, they have too, cause there are always newbies, but still.

That's said, I'm a fan of Sailing, but it's a quick read. Bob needs more content. I like GOB but only as the owners are pretty humble folks and the boats are humble.

I can't get excited for Sailing, or Sail, or CW, as they all have the manufacturer paid reviews that get pretty old pretty quickly, and I'd rather not read the 90th review this month of iPad navigation apps.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:03 PM

SuperYacht World



...aaaand Windcheck.

#7 bsainsbury

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:03 PM

I also received a free copy of Practical Sailor and thought that was a good one. Too short though.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:06 PM

Seahorse...

Edit: And Windcheck.

#9 Bob Perry

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:22 PM

Thanks for the kind words. My content in SAILING has been reduced to three boats a month. But I just work harder at making those three reviews worth reading.
I have taken a break from GOOD OLD BOAT. I worked my ass off on the CCA and IOR articles. They were the two hardest things I have ever had to write. But I have run out of subject matter.

When I get some free time I will start my own two magazines following in the footsteps of GOB.
I'll start with POSB ( piece of shit boat) and go onto JAOKB (just an OK boat).
I think there may be a huge market for POSB.
But right now I have my hands full with Violet Spika Perry.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:29 PM

Seahorse for Quality.

Latitude 38 for Quantity, Tits, and some Quality as well. Plus it's free.

Sailing has nice photos and Bobs reviews are great, but it's an airport layover read at the newsstand...

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:32 PM

Hands full...understatement.

So are you going to be called grandpa, pop pop , grampy, gramps, old grandad, crazy old guy, or something else? Inquiring minds want to know

#12 Bob Perry

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:36 PM

dacapo:
I was thinking "Horatio Hornblower" but then I thought "Grampy" has a nice comforting ring to it. I'll be Grampy.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:40 PM

Haha, what a beaut.

I'm in the midst of re-reading the Hornblower novels again. It's about a once-a-decade endeavor.

Grampy does has a nice sound to it.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:04 PM

Congrats Bob. Grampy does have a nice ring to it.

Peloton is my favourite magazine at the moment......Oh wait that's not sailing.

Practical sailor, Profesional boatbuilder and Wooden boat. Though not necessarily in that order.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:14 PM

Yachting World out of the UK.

I subscribe to SAIL magazine and it's not bad. Some good articles. Some boring articles. Is Sailing World any better?
Any other good ones worth reading?



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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:37 PM

Is "Yachts & Yachting" still published out of the UK?? I always thought it had the best dingy / small boat stuff..

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:44 PM

Thanks for the kind words. My content in SAILING has been reduced to three boats a month. But I just work harder at making those three reviews worth reading.
I have taken a break from GOOD OLD BOAT. I worked my ass off on the CCA and IOR articles. They were the two hardest things I have ever had to write. But I have run out of subject matter.

When I get some free time I will start my own two magazines following in the footsteps of GOB.
I'll start with POSB ( piece of shit boat) and go onto JAOKB (just an OK boat).
I think there may be a huge market for POSB.
But right now I have my hands full with Violet Spika Perry.


Congratulations Bob (Gramps!), some real joy in what has been a sad time around here.
New kids and new boats always bring great joy so you are in a fortunate position.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:49 PM

Beautiful picture Grampy! I'm a lip reader and can tell that you were explaining the definition of prismatic coefficient. Agree with Sportscar...a much needed ray of sunshine.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:02 AM

Australian Sailing lol!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:10 AM

Another vote for Woodenboat - very well-written and excellently produced, although it CAN be a bit dangerous....in the "Yeah, I can do that...." way.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:14 AM

Yachting world has the best sailing porn.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:29 AM

SAIL and Sailing World duh!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:48 AM

Sportscar & Isma:
Yeah, I am really ready for some joy.
I think I'll go back in on Friday. Maybe make meatloaf, maybe swiss steak ( Max's favorite) just hang with my grandaughter. Just be there.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:54 AM

Sportscar & Isma:
Yeah, I am really ready for some joy.
I think I'll go back in on Friday. Maybe make meatloaf, maybe swiss steak ( Max's favorite) just hang with my grandaughter. Just be there.


How could that be anything but great? I failed to mention earlier that Sailing has always been my magazine of choice and I have been to Port Washington (and sailed against Bill S.) more times than I care to remember. It is very cool to have an expert review a boat and mention things that my layman eyes failed to grasp.

Post the recipe for Swiss Steak!

#25 Red Dragon

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:14 AM

'Classic Boat'. I feel like a traitor to WoodenBoat for saying that, but 'CB' is all about sailing and has a lot more stuff about racing boats than 'WB' ever has.

Sorry, Carl.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:28 AM

The Rudder

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:31 AM

Miscut:
Just how long have you been asleep?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:33 AM

Miscut:
Just how long have you been asleep?


Yeah, welcome to the 21st century!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:17 AM

SuperYacht World



...aaaand Windcheck.


+ 1 on Windcheck.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:33 AM

sailing magazines: What's your favorite?

You mean like PRINTED on PAPER? :blink:

People still do that?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:47 AM

Miscut:
Just how long have you been asleep?



Passed out under a palm tree since the 70s.

Yes, the Rudder is long past - but the back issues are now free on Google Books/whatever they've chosen to brand it now:
http://books.google....=1&sa=N&start=0
and make for enjoyable reading to me, of an entirely different vein.

#32 SPORTSCAR

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:07 AM

sailing magazines: What's your favorite?

You mean like PRINTED on PAPER? :blink:

People still do that?


Of course they do! What with paperless offices and all the plastic wrapping on things these days,
there needs to be some justification for cutting down lots of trees.

#33 hobot

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:10 AM

Santana, 48 North or Lat 38.


Wait...this just in...Santanas gone?

:huh:

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:05 AM

sailing magazines: What's your favorite?

You mean like PRINTED on PAPER? :blink:

People still do that?

Sometimes you just have to go old school. Its just not the same settling in on the shitter with a Nook or Kindle.




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