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Old 13 December 2006, 06:48   #1
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What do you read and how do you rate it .
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or do you find most of what you are looking for on the Internet via rib.net
and the main search engines Google , Ask Jeeves ,Yahoo and any others out there.
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Old 13 December 2006, 08:00   #2
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I normally do a search on the internet, however I do read Practical Boat Owner every Month.

Gave up on RIB International.

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I like boatmart. Rib International is ok sometimes, although I mainly just flick through and look at the pictures....
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Old 13 December 2006, 09:22   #4
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I read most of the mags burt it really annoys me that the supermarkets etc don't stock many power boat mags - it's all sailing - or even canal boat owner etc. MBY has a really big circulation but the supermarkets won't stock it - strange!!!

Would agree with Nasher - PBO is about the best practically speaking but it is very yacht biased - they are starting to wake up to the fact there are prob more power boats in the UK than sailing craft though.
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PBO certainly has biggest circulation. If you look on the cover of recent editions, you'll see "Sail and Power" under the title. Don't forget, PBO, MBM, MB&, Yachting Monthly and Yachting World are all IPC titles.

Sailing Today has some quite good product and group tests as well.

I don't think it's a bad thing that supermarkets don't stock too many specialist mags - that's what newsagents are for.

Anyway I think the forums like ybw and RIBnet do a good job of establishing what works well and what doesn't. The only rider on that is that you sometimes see one-off problems against what is basically a good product.
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Old 13 December 2006, 15:15   #6
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I used to read MBM and MBY every month, but gave up a few years ago. Subscribed to RIB International for a few years, but didn't bother to renew after a while (took them two years to stop sending the magazine though!).

I'll buy a magazine to read on a plane or train journey, but that's all really. If I want information I'll generally look on the internet.

It's not just boating either. I bought a motorbike last year and for a few months bought loads of magazines, but I haven't bought one for months now. There's so much more to read on line.

The only exception is the new powerboat magazine H20 Full Throttle that was plugged in the racing section here. I've subscribed to that, mainly because of the fantastic photography.

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