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Old 01-10-2007, 04:45   #31
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I for one have read most of the above mentioned magazines on a continual basis for a few years while I have been getting my "plan" in place. Now that I am on the edge, I understand the sentiments exactly. I was wondering why I would read the regular mags (Sail, Crusing World Etc) as opposed to the truely informational ones (SSCA, LivingAboard) once we set out. Just more to be forwarded, something I don't need. But one lack of article topics I have always noticed is true accounts of "we made up our mind and here is how we are going about doing it" types of articles, as well as intro to this livestyle articles (that don't involve joining the local yacht club for dingy races for the first 2 years). Those type of articles just don't happen, except in the rare case of Bernadette and Douglas Bernon who really cronicled the change from land to sea dwellers well for a few years in Crusing World. But alas, they are back on shore now, I believe for good.
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An interesting academic article on the psychology of cruisers:

Utopian Tourists: Cruising is Not Just About Sailing
~ by Jim Macbeth
http://www.multilingual-matters.net/...cit0030020.pdf

A couple of books:

If The Shoe Fits:The Adventures of a Reluctant Boatfrau
~ By Rae Ellen Lee
If THE SHOE Fits - BOATING GENERAL

The Sailing Lifestyle: A Guide to Sailing and Cruising for Pleasure
~ by John Rousmaniere (Author) & Mark Smith (Illustrator)
Amazon.com: The Sailing Lifestyle: A Guide to Sailing and Cruising for Pleasure: Books: John Rousmaniere,Mark Smith
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Old 03-10-2007, 04:53   #33
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To GordMay:
I can't thank you enough for the first link (Utopian Tourists). Not only is it a perfectly written essay, but the references will provide me with days of reading bliss. Having been totally plugged in for too many years, and perhaps too aware of what goes on in our so called civilized world,, this is exactly where my head is today, and why I have worked so hard to realize the dream of unknown, untimed, unending crusing. Many thanks.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:01   #34
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I'd like to see them NOT refer to $150k- $350k 37-40 foot cats as starter boats...I CAN'T QUITE RELATE!!
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The magazine I remember starting with was "Pacific Skipper". It had GREAT articles from people out there doing it. And places OUT THERE. That captured my thoughts.

Now, most of the magazines ONLY use "staff writers"! They almost never purchase an article from some one "out there". Could that be a problem?? It is for me!

I would rather read an article that does not have proper grammar (isn't that what an editor is supposed to fix) that is written "out there", than a proper grammar rehash by a guy behind a desk!

Content over context.

The only mag we still get (it has to be forwarded to us) is Good Old Boat!

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Old 11-03-2008, 11:54   #36
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BACK TO THE QUESTION OF WHAT THE MAGAZINE IS MISSING? What I would like to see is an article on Imagine, my wife, and I with a HUGE picture of us anchored at Bora Bora. Not to mention getting paid for it too....LOLOLOLOLOL
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:45   #37
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Different Strokes for different folks!..... that is why we have different (From Penthouse to Puzzle type magazines) in boating.

Trying to survive in the publishing business is worse than any storm at sea, especially with Forums like this now becoming a more useful resource.
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Old 11-03-2008, 13:41   #38
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Yep Randy. I know what you mean. Just read a local listing for a 36 sloop. The broker called it a "Pocket Cruiser". Guess he is looking for clients with big pockets.
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I have cut down/out on mag subscriptions. I now go to the book store and read a few and have a coffee. Sometimes older issues are in the marina shower/bath room that get me up to date.
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Good Old Boat redoes its Web site

Good Old Boat magazine reports positive reactions from sailors to its all-new Web site at Good Old Boat - Welcome to Good Old Boat Magazine

"From the beginning, more than 10 years ago, we created our site to offer resources and useful information for sailors," said magazine co-founder Jerry Powlas, in a statement.

"Over that time it has grown like a big hospital facility with a new wing here and another one there,” said his wife and partner, Karen Larson. “It was time to regroup and reorganize."


Some of the major resources offered include:
• A list of owners' associations on the Internet;
• A list of marine suppliers;
• A list of marine consignment stores;
• An articles search section, including all articles published by the magazine;
• A classified section; and,
• A fixer-uppers’ page with boats offered for less than $5,000.
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And I am VERY happy to say that Good Old Boat STILL accepts articles from people out here doing it!! They don't just use staff writers.


And you might ask, “how do you know?” Well, because we (Jill and I) just got word that an article we wrote is going to be in the next (May) issue.


Makes us very happy!


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Great news, Greg !
What’s the subject/title of your article ?
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It's on how to document your cruising/sailing on DVDs.

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The magazine I remember starting with was "Pacific Skipper". It had GREAT articles from people out there doing it. And places OUT THERE. That captured my thoughts.

Now, most of the magazines ONLY use "staff writers"! They almost never purchase an article from some one "out there". Could that be a problem?? It is for me!

I would rather read an article that does not have proper grammar (isn't that what an editor is supposed to fix) that is written "out there", than a proper grammar rehash by a guy behind a desk!

Content over context.

The only mag we still get (it has to be forwarded to us) is Good Old Boat!

Greg
Latitudes and Attitudes as well as Latitude 38 seems to have lots of articles from people who are out there doing it. I see your point though about staff writers being all too prevalent.
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And I am VERY happy to say that Good Old Boat STILL accepts articles from people out here doing it!! They don't just use staff writers.


And you might ask, “how do you know?” Well, because we (Jill and I) just got word that an article we wrote is going to be in the next (May) issue.


Makes us very happy!


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Great news Greg. we also just added Good Old Boat to our publishers list.
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