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The New Sportboat Magazine Is Out...

Old 01-24-2011, 04:48 PM
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I found it at our local grocery store and bought it. Kind of the same stuff as Powerboat.

If there is a magazine for this small niche of boating - quite often the boats being tested are for a small percentage of people within this small niche who can afford the MTI/Skater/ 1075 / turbine equipment...
I like to idea of entry level power plants (496/525) with the occasional over the top boat review... Its just a more realistic read versus a "wow, if I win the lottery...." read. Ya know what I mean?

Also, I think ride alongs would be a great read..
I boat the California Delta once a year (Big Cat Poker run) and for me it is the best boating I do. I go all over in a years time but the Delta is always my favorite. I think if a writer writes about (not the Big Cat Poker run) but writes about a weekend in the Delta -it would be eye opening. I've never done LOTO or the Great Lakes and I don't know if I ever will - but I'd like to read about what it offers i.e.- hang outs, speed areas, types of boaters, crazy party areas..stories like only writers can tell...
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Matt Trulio View Post
The majority of magazines currently published have fewer pages than they did three years ago.
Matt is 100% right. Folks, it all boils down to advertisers which = money. The more advertisers = more pages and content in a magazine.

I subscribe to about 20 mags and all of them have become very thin.

It is a sign of the times......but support your favorites becuase when things turn around and things are good again...those mags will be back thicker than ever!
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by E Colby View Post
I can tell you that I know of one potential staff member who would be VERY motivated to work on the next issue and that's ME. I'm in discussions with Warren Kosikov of SORC and hope to have an agreement soon.
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:28 PM
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I finally found it at Borders and picked it up.
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:33 PM
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Stiil cant find it. Working in savannah ga and went to three places today, nothing.
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:35 PM
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I picked it up in Publix on Old St Augustine Rd
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:55 PM
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Picked up my issue of Sport Boat at Borders last night also. Its geared more towards the average performance boater. I'm ready to subscribe if it goes yearly.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:02 PM
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I picked this up at a Jewel/Osco and thought it was a pretty good read. Hope it goes to subcription because $6 an issue is kind of crazy.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:01 PM
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picked up a copy today
Looked OK for the first go at it
Kept the Bullet and the condo and joined the cig 20 restoration club.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:03 PM
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I felt it was a pretty good magazine, good job?
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