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Old 03 May 2012, 14:24   #81
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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...
Speak for yourself!
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Old 03 May 2012, 15:08   #83
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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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I can imagine its been a tough time for all magazines over the last few years Hugo. Well done for keeping this one going
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Old 03 May 2012, 15:48   #84
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Where can I buy rib magazine now?
Tried a few newsagents and supermarkets with no luck
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Tried a few newsagents and supermarkets with no luck
Easier to subscribe and cheap enough. Only ever seen it in one shop.
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Easier to subscribe and cheap enough. Only ever seen it in one shop.
Agreed its cheap enough, just gets expensive when you see new toys and bigger/better ribs advertised every month.... Lol
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We have several print media clients and all of them are finding the market really difficult. Markets like NUTS and Max Power etc have literally died in the down turn. Hero to zero in four years!!!

Hugo, I'm really pleased that a small company are still serving a niche market and I wish you well. On another note I have been on the look out for the latest edition and it took me about ten drops ins at various WHS on my travels to find a copy. I guess distribution is a real challenge for relatively small circulations.

Got there in the end and found it an enjoyable read. Having a hard boat dark side probably makes it more palatable for me than for others!!!!
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Got there in the end and found it an enjoyable read. Having a hard boat dark side probably makes it more palatable for me than for others!!!!
whilst there's a definite distinction between sail and ribs, the distinction between hard boat and rib is certainly more blurred. I'd imagine a high % of rib users are curious as to hard boat options. For me the mag with hard boats gives a more diverse interesting read.

Some doth protest their hatred of hard boats too much!
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Hi Gooner, apologies about the image qualities. First we were aware of an issue of this type. Its working fine on our systems, but I'll get Page Suite our service provider to look into this and ensure any faults are addressed. Thanks for the info and sorry there is a problem. The pics are crucial. V. best to you and thanks to all for your feedback. We've just taken delivery of the new mag about one hour ago. Looks good and I hope you all like it when it drops through your letter boxes! HMS
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Nice to see Hugo on here at last .... I always look forward to getting my paper copy of Rib Magazine.... although many pages are filled with kit that I'll never be able to afford, so is Top Gear mag, and I enjoy that as well...
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Hi Gooner, apologies about the image qualities. First we were aware of an issue of this type. Its working fine on our systems, but I'll get Page Suite our service provider to look into this and ensure any faults are addressed. Thanks for the info and sorry there is a problem. The pics are crucial. V. best to you and thanks to all for your feedback. We've just taken delivery of the new mag about one hour ago. Looks good and I hope you all like it when it drops through your letter boxes! HMS
The image quality is really really poor on my ipad. The text when zooming in maintains its quality but the images are v v poor. Can all the magazines in archive be re uploaded with a decent resolution. I just paid for the years subscription but am not enjoying it with the current quality.
Please let us digital users know when this will be done.
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The image quality is really really poor on my ipad. The text when zooming in maintains its quality but the images are v v poor. Can all the magazines in archive be re uploaded with a decent resolution. I just paid for the years subscription but am not enjoying it with the current quality.
Please let us digital users know when this will be done.
Fully agree. Very poor image quality. Other publications appear ok on the ipad?
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Yes, all other publications are fine.
It seems it is the method being used to compress the files is probably the issue. Ensure the dpi / ppi is being set above 300. Currently looks like dpi of 100 or less for the images. Readers don't mind waiting a bit longer download the editions if it means you can actually see the images properly.
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Agreed - very poor image quality.
Digital edition of RIB Mag doesnt come close to competing with other IPad mags. It appears to be just like a PDF copy of the paper version.

Good content though, but let down by viewing quality.
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Image quality is fine for me and no issues when zoomed, however I am viewing on a Laptop not and I-Pad.
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Agreed - very poor image quality.
Digital edition of RIB Mag doesnt come close to competing with other IPad mags. It appears to be just like a PDF copy of the paper version.

Good content though, but let down by viewing quality.
Totally agree - doesn't work on an ipad at all yet they advertise it that way.
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Paid up subscription for this and I'm regrettting it. If there is a more non user friendly and un intuitive piece of software for browsing digital print I've yet to see it. I've spent the last 10 minutes trying to navigate to a review.

If I'm missing something please put me out of my misery.

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Paid up subscription for this and I'm regrettting it. If there is a more non user friendly and un intuitive piece of software for browsing digital print I've yet to see it. I've spent the last 10 minutes trying to navigate to a review.

If I'm missing something please put me out of my misery.

Very poor.

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I had the digital edition and have jsut renewed my printed version. I was missing having a good read and spend all day in front of a laptop so needed to look at some good old fashioned paper !
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