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Old 10-05-2006, 20:36   #1
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Where in the world is this Norson guy and what is he selling?

Down Under?
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Old 10-05-2006, 20:39   #2
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What Norson guy.....?
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Bob is down in Oz. He puts out a free cruisers publication (obviously). Not selling anything. Longtime contributer here and to the Oz cruising community.
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Bob Norson is the publisher for the "free" crusiers magazine. The Coastal Passage. For the Australian boating community.

Kai. No "obviously" about it. It's "totally free!"

And Bob Norson is a frequent contirbutor on here. And he's a good friend of mine!
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OK, TOTALY free An obvious fact
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Bob is doing what a number of individuals have tried to do back in his home country, the USA. Latitude 38 (started and still published by Richard Schindler, back when a 'free, good' marina publication was unheard of), Latitude 48 (Pac NW), Spinsheet (for the Chesapeake Bay), and Southwinds (SE USA) are all examples of the same kind of advertising-supported, free to readers monthly publications that Bob has introduced along his section of Oz. However, Bob has taken it a step further in terms of the entire publication being electronically accessible, even for cruisers and expensive cybercafes on limited budgets, something that potentially reaches all of his intended audience.

Bob has an editorial view and he expresses it as he has every right to do. In that sense, his pub is not 'free' - it requires each of us to read thoughtfully. But that seems like a small price to pay...doesn't it?

Kudos to Bob, big time...

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Oops, sorry about that Bob, I'll look you up in 07 as I pass through. Cold one on me.
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Yeah, aaflyer.

I'll have a cold one too!!
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Old 17-05-2006, 15:22   #9
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Hi guys! I've been on the road to scout the action down the coast and to cover the big boat show down here. Currently in a unit overlooking the broadwater by Surfers Paradise.

WOW! You guys are great, thank you all!

I won't add any more cause you guys have been kind and astute... you get it!

Thanks for the list of other publications Jack, I only knew of Lat 38. I'll look the others up.

Any/all of you are welcome to the factory... thats where we are when not on the boat. It's a refurbished bread factory/bakery on the beach near Bowen Queensland... Lat 20 degreesS. on the button. Kay makes the best beer on the coast and enough to share around so hope to put one in front of all you!

Cheers and thanks again to you all!!

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OK, Every one in the facility, this one is on me, raise your drink of choice to Bob. I jumped the gun and I be sorry.
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I am currently working from wifi spots while traveling around Queensland, Australia so I get the honor of meeting Bob and his wife Kay tomorrow at the boat show in Sanctuary Cove!
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I'm sorry to hear that Andy!!

Hey Bob. Ya better run to the hills!! Hee Hee

Well hey!! Andy you should come on up the Pacific west coast of the US. There are alot of us that would greet ya just as well as Bob would greet ya!!

Lot's of site seeing. And of course the drinks too!!:cubalibre
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Hey Andy, if ya wanted to puddle hop and get "re-acclimatised tot eh real world" before you trip home, pop on over and stay a day or two or three.
We have a runway just a stones throw away. Literaly. Our Airport is just across the road.
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