Originally Posted by Miami Vice
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.