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Old 01 May 2012, 17:24   #71
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I still get the digital edition and will continue to support them..

It might not be perfect...I come here for that

However I would rather pay 15 and enjoy the articles that relate to my boating interests than give up on them and not have it at all...

Lets be honest 90% of Rib owners do not self build, do little to no maintenance and would rather buy a turnkey package from Ribeye or similar and pay someone to service it once a year at the drystack. Its no suprise that the magazine will lean more in that direction...
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Old 01 May 2012, 17:37   #72
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I dont agree ..by a long shot ... I think most will do maintenance of some kind most of the time
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I dont agree ..by a long shot ... I think most will do maintenance of some kind most of the time
souf coast ribbers mate - they're all rolling in wonga and just pay a man to do that sort of thing.

However, the serious "diy'ers" are generally not the customers that the advertisers are trying to target - they are looking for people with money in their pockets itching to spend it on shiny overpriced "marine" bling. This is perhaps different from your "classic tractors" where pretty much everyone is in the tinkering game and the market is for specialist spares and services to help you do that.
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Thank you all for your concern. It has been a tough time I don't deny. We had to voluntarily liquidate one of our 4 companies and sell the business of another which was largely responsible for the music magazines and music events side of our business. However, although we published RIB Magazine under the Oyster House Media umbrella for a while, the boating side has always been separately owned and remains unaffected, hence now we are able to solely focus on Powerboat & RIB magazine and it's show, returning to where we started 18 years ago! It's full steam ahead with PBR which has been accepted well and may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your support. The market is tough for everyone, but we are excited about the new look magazine and look forward to developing it further over the months and years to come. Your ideas are always welcome, and I hope you enjoy the addition of Peter Caplen's 'How To' series, and we have more of these type of articles planned. The next issue will be out next week and we hope very much to see you at the show.
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Well when you consider this thread was started by someone moaning aboult the quality of the paper ? whats the point in complaining about content ? ... I mean... I know many would take the mag into the khazi ... but I always thought it was for a read

Ah well... ChavBote and RiB, it is.
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Hugo I have subscribed to the digital version of your magazine on my iPad but the quality of the images is appalling. other magazines seem to be able to supply high resolution images in their digital versions. obviously for those of us that enjoy the bling stuff the pictures are important. will you be sorting this in future issues?
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HMS On a side note. Your book "Heavy Weather Powerboating" is one of the most enjoyable, informative and interesting books i have ever read. It inspired me to adventure further with more preparation of kit and knowledge of dangers behind me.

In addition it gave me the impetus to organise the RIBnet rally of last year and this up in North Wales, with 18 and 28 boats respectively. The former was featured in Rib International mag last year. These I believe have enabled many inexperienced boaters to venture further in safety. So a big Thank you.

Best of luck with the mag.
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good on ya Hugo!!! Thanks for the update and for taking note of the comments on here. Shows the mag is taking its readership seriously.
Now ya owe me a pint for that.........but I cant make the show this year so an IOU will be fine on this occasion
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Hugo, whatever anyone else says, at least you and your team are still there producing a good mag that a wide audience can enjoy, so good on you all
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