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Old 17-08-2006, 17:21   #1
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Re Reading Old Sailing Mags

My wife suggested it was time to throw out some old sailing mags, I said "let me see them first, please". I have enjoyed re reading old issues of Cruising World, water sailing">Blue Water sailing and was surprised that i didn't remember the articles. What a nice way to spend the evenings, since there is nothing good on TV!

I still can't parrt with them, sorry honey.

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Old 17-08-2006, 20:34   #2
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Cruising World should be renamed "Charter World". It used to be a good mag with honest articles. Now it seems to be the advertisers' portal to the public with no content which might be deemed scary to the potential charter public.

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Old 17-08-2006, 20:41   #3
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For those of us who have forgotten more than we remember... Those old mags are a wealth of knowledge.
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Old 17-08-2006, 21:08   #4
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Kai? How do you remember that you've forgotten?
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Old 17-08-2006, 22:12   #5
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Ummmmm... I can't remember
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Old 18-08-2006, 06:11   #6
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Part of what I like about GOB is much of the old content is available on a CD.

One of the really interesting things about looking at the old mags is remembering what I thought was important then vs now. I wanted a bullet proof, SA/D = X, capsize proof, Lloyds registered, with this and that electronics, and the capacity to carry a years supply of food and water, all made out of the latest techno materials. These days I don't get the autopilot out because it's usually easier to use a bungie cord for a daysail. My how reality changes the dream...

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