Yes Rik, you'll be happy to know it's in the high 80's regarding pages, more than it's been since the down turn in the economy.
And for those of you that are concerned it's on newstands before you got your subcriptions, this issue just shipped. It's not out on stands yet, I just picked up a copy from the head offices today. This issue has on the cover the beautiful 48 MTI "Windship" and the great photo Chad Braver took of Wood's new jaw dropping poker run support machine.
I cancelled it after they cut down the issues and made them 25 pages.
Most of the mags I subscribe to send copies to the newsstands way before hand. I don't appreciate that. At the minimum, subscribers should get them no more than a day later. In reality, delivery time is often a week or so behind the newsstand. IMO, subscribers should get their copies a day or two before newsstands. That would be one of the perks/incentives for being (and staying) a subscriber.
Looking forward to this new issue, though.
Mine shows late also.
Got mine last week, always nice reading.
Great job on the blog, Tank! Enjoyed reading about your ride in frigid Sarasota. I can't wait to see that MTI at the Miami Boat Show! Until then, I'll just replay the dyno video on Merc Racing's blog and savor the sound.
(My PB isn't here yet, either.)
Here's another sneak peak at John's insane ride and rig...If you see John and Nancy walking around say hi, they're great people.
And again, the issue that is on stands right now has the Skater on the cover...The issue with John Woodruff's MTI (pictured here) on the cover is shipping now. Shouldn't be on the stands yet and is enroute to all of you subscribers.
Last edited by thisistank; 01-28-2011 at 04:05 PM.
FYI, all Powerboat subscribers get their copies up to three weeks before they hit newsstands. And depending on how the subscriber copies are shipped from the printer, some areas of the country get the magazine sooner than others.
In any case, we truly appreciate all of our readers' support, and thank you Tank for the kind words. We do work really hard to produce a top-notch, well-edited and well-rounded magazine each and every time (even if they're smaller than they used to be).
And by the way, Tank lives in the same city where the Powerboat offices are located so he usually gets hot-off-the-press office copies.
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