I am about to move onto a formula 272 sr1 that is nice but will go through tons of upgrades. That is the kind of stuff I am interested in in a magazine.
Boat upgrades, realistic engine builds. Stuff I can actually do!!!
Matt, thanks for posting this. It made me realize I miss reading Powerboat Magazine. We used to get it for FREE at the BAJA factory (boxful!). I dont have a problem with 6 issues a year. I just subscribed a few minutes ago online. Its still a bargain at $3.33 an issue. I'll just drink 12 beers tonight instead of 13!
I also didnt realize just how much info the website contained. Looks like I have a new place to spend my time after I get burnt out on the "bitter" threads.
Last edited by TEAMBAJA; 12-22-2010 at 06:33 PM.
Editor Jason Johson and the crew at Powerboat have done a ton of work on the website and it's shows. Obviously, it's not as interactive as offshoreonly.com—the site has no message boards—but the new blogs are solid and you can find news (some of which I gather) there in real time, which is something no magazine can do.
Once again, even though this thread has drifted from its original topic, all of your input is valued.
Thanks for all of your boat news and unbiased reporting. I'm glad you post here--it adds a lot to this website and makes it easy for me to keep up with!
I remember after reading a PB maybe 10yrs ago sending them a letter after figuring the average cost of the boats in said issue.
I think it was $230K. Remember that was 10 yrs ago!
The high zoot boats are cool but how many 25' Baja's and Formula's do you see in comparison?
Which would you rather read about? A. The latest and greatest $750K Nor-Tec/Outer limits or B. A guy that makes $30K a year and just finished a 2 yr restoration on a 30' Panther?
I just dropped one of my car magazines too after they started pandering to the rich guys that paid a $100K to a shop to restore their '68 Z-28 to Concourse quality. Who cares? Show me a primer'd '68 Dart w/a time slip from the track and how they built it!
Or......, your at the dock and the guy pulls in in the new $750K wizmobile and right beside him is the restored Panther. Which do you look at
? (want a hint?)
Last edited by Twin O/B Sonic; 12-23-2010 at 06:25 AM.
I'd rather be competitive w/junk I built in the garage than win w/stuff I bought.
Matt, don't get upset, I have been playing nice. <g> but.....I think PBM or any other mag has to think outside their usual box. They need to give something we can't get on the web.
An example, how about head to head tests such as Fountain vs Velocity vs Sunsation etc. Compare the bottoms, the interior, the ride, the speed etc. Just like a car mag would compare a Mustang, a Camero and a Charger. This is something you or Eric Colby could do and do well! Nobody is doing this and while it has been a while, the last time I saw any PBM tests they make it even harder, for the reader, by mixing up the type and sizes boats into many issues.
It times like these you can not survive by doing the same old thing. Give people something they can not get elsewhere and people, including me will come back to PBM.
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