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Old 14 November 2014, 10:25   #1
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How many folk have renewed???
I've had several emails to re-subscribe then a couple of voicemails so out of courtesy I sent a polite email as to why I wouldn't be and my reasons for it!
Mainly I commented that for the general joe blogs on a budget and basic wage , many features and articles weren't geared for that and more and more for someone that could shell out s
The email I received in response for this I felt was hilarious as the fact they listed every article that they thought was! If folk want email then I'm happy to fwd it
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Old 14 November 2014, 10:34   #2
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I have the chance when they relaunched under the new banner but I did not renew this year mainly for the same reasons as yourself. Most of the mag is not rib related and what is focused at the top end. When they asked for feedback I suggested they refocus some of their content to the many ribbers who have to maintain their ribs over the years and cannot afford to renew regularly. But heyho no response.


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Old 14 November 2014, 10:36   #3
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Didn't bother renewing my subscription. Not enough in it that I found interesting, but to be fair I am not really a great magazine reader of any topic.
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Old 14 November 2014, 10:48   #4
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I'm not renewing either, for the same reasons as Gramas and Jambo.
From my point of view too many top end 6-figure boats / reviews, not enough articles on ribs / ribbing at an everyday level, and technical articles either very advanced & technical (e.g chine aero / hydro- dynamics, or very basic e.g how to come alongside).

I also find the front size / text colour imposed over full page photos not easy to read - probably very arty but I'd prefer smaller pictures and proper text boxes - showing my age I guess.

I appreciate it's difficult to market a magazine for both hard power boaters and Ribbers, but, the balance / content's not right for me. 25 is a day's fuelwell nearly.
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Old 14 November 2014, 10:48   #5
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Pm your email jambo u can have look what they said haha bit big headed n snotty if u ask me
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Old 14 November 2014, 11:13   #6
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Old 14 November 2014, 11:42   #7
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On a similar vein the reason I never signed up to it was for the same reasons as above.....

I see it more as the "Yachting World" end of the powerboat mags.

Occasionally there's something of interest so I'll buy it off the shelf, but know I won't be able to afford anything in the "for sale" section withiout a major lottery win!
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Old 14 November 2014, 12:05   #8
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Very vaild post about the text size and it being difficult to read. I found the RI article very hard going on my eyes. But I found this article of great interest.
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Old 14 November 2014, 13:01   #9
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Hi gents..
I read all your comments with interest,
and maybe some of the RibNet Massive would be up for contributing to
a series of articles about some of the most popular Ribs
on the second hand market at the budget end.....
- Searider, Ribcraft, Humber and Ribeye -
If you have comments, thoughts, advice about ownership, repair, and operation,
I would be very interested in hearing them and building them into the articles.
The Editor has signed off on this series, so now there is a chance to produce
the kind of article that people on the forum would be interested in.
Please PM me if you have something you can contribute, photos, funny stories,
how you came to own your Rib, upgrades you have done,
and problems you have had.

thanks in advance
Andy
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Old 14 November 2014, 13:24   #10
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Hi gents..
I read all your comments with interest,
and maybe some of the RibNet Massive would be up for contributing to
a series of articles about some of the most popular Ribs
on the second hand market at the budget end.....
- Searider, Ribcraft, Humber and Ribeye -
If you have comments, thoughts, advice about ownership, repair, and operation,
I would be very interested in hearing them and building them into the articles.
The Editor has signed off on this series, so now there is a chance to produce
the kind of article that people on the forum would be interested in.
Please PM me if you have something you can contribute, photos, funny stories,
how you came to own your Rib, upgrades you have done,
and problems you have had.

thanks in advance
Andy
Do you mean in Power Boat and RIB?
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