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Old 10-10-2013, 06:09 AM   #61
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It's easy to criticize Pascoe, and find his faults, but what would be more constructive is for us to find, fund, and support a new publication like PowerBoat reports.
Of course it's easy, his faults are so very easy to spot if you know what you are looking at. The problem is he is writing to and self-publishing for a market that doesn't even know where to look.

PowerBoat went out of business because, like FF said, there is no market.

PM made a heroic effort to serve at least this (trawler) part of the hobby but since it was sold off, it has become a vehicle for a new Pascoe and the ramblings of its former owner. Like the Pascoe stuff, it is getting wider but much much too thin to have any value.

There aren't any shortcuts to training and education. Sites like this one are a good place to start though, but sites like this can be very much like Pascoe's books ... self published and often loaded with nonsense but at least every once in a while there is a horsepucky warning.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:05 AM   #62
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Sites like this one are a good place to start though, but sites like this can be very much like Pascoe's books ... self published and often loaded with nonsense but at least every once in a while there is a horsepucky warning.
Not So, these sites are quite open and anyone with an opinion is instantly challenged by a differing opinion.

So a reader gets 2-3 or 50 views on the topic.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:19 AM   #63
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Not So, these sites are quite open and anyone with an opinion is instantly challenged by a differing opinion.

So a reader gets 2-3 or 50 views on the topic.

Which side of a mid channel marker to pass is subject to judgement, whim, or opinion.

Most boaters probably could care less which side anyone passes but when some genius posts on a forum that there is no such thing as a mid channel marker or there is a certain side on which it must be passed then his statement has moved beyond opinion and deserves challenge.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:20 PM   #64
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I agree with RickB. So much of what Pascoe says reflects his personal bias, and not the real world implications of the issue. My disillusionment occurred when I read a review (not a survey) of a Grady White model that I owned, same model year. His biases were obvious as the same issues in other manufacturer's boats did not elicit any comment or much milder criticism. Having owned that boat for several years, the items he cited were either non-issues or so minor it was laughable. And he missed most of the real issues with that boat. He certainly is full of himself and thinks his opinion is fact. With that experience, there was no way I was going to spend good money to read more of his opinions. However, if someone were to lend me his books, I would certainly read them.
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