It is interesting that the publications that I enjoy the most, are the ones that you get for free. Not because it is free, but because the articles are mostly local. Lat 38 when I can find it, Windcheck for LI sound, the one that covers New England
, and my absolute favorite, when I can find it, Caribbean Compass
. When traveling, I try to pick up any local publications I can find. After awhile, you don't care about charter
deals, every other issue has the latest on How to Stay In Touch,(I don't want to, that's why I cruised), and my preference in boats isn't shiney production Clorox bottles, but boats with pedigree, style and proven sea keeping abilities. I think most of the popular publications need to pay more attention to advertisers for economic reasons, rather than to subscribers. But it's great that we have all these choices to make.