Originally Posted by wavelength
well he has had his share of being put down on here and I do think the mag had gone too far into the fantasy world ( well for most of us it is) of unaffordable boats and exploits, BUT Hugo has kept the only worthwhile magazine aimed at our boating sector going for years and if it did go it would be a loss to us all. The addition of powerboat to the title was really inevitable in order to expand the readership after sportsboat went. So if ya reading this Hugo-sorry for the news but hope you can keep our mag going and rebuild your businesses around it
Hmm .. I thought some of the coastal expeditions were pretty good in the past, sure they reviewed lots of expensive kit, I think that attracts readers, a bit of RIB porn if you like, but they also reviewed plenty standard kit too imho, maybe not the right balance though.
I agree with Tim M ... some more' how to' articles would be good .. but ofcourse they take a lot of research time, and that costs money.
I restore vintage tractors from time to time (
) And there are several devoted collectors magazine titles that have pretty good readerships,(not just for restorers) where there are endless articles about restorers work, I know RIBs arent seen in that category, but actually they are! .. theres countless threads about people doing them up, maybe the mag tries too much to position its self at new buyers, and new 'converts' to the cause , when it would be better spending time on those who are already converted.
I think also they must have addressed this directional problem at some time, because, they did have articles about seamanship,where to go, all that sort of stuff ... best undiscovered coasts etc etc which I also thought very worthy,
I dunno ... I ramble (and Ive been interrupted )