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Old 10-08-2012, 11:53 PM   #61
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Yes, I think Bill Parletore and his wife who started Passagemaker would be more than a bit sad at how things have gone. But that's life. They mad it their life for over ten years, then they had had enough. While they looked after their baby it was good, because of the personal touch, and keeping it relevant to the majority. Now it has tended to go the same way as all other commercial boat mags, so I also last time round let my subscription drop.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:25 AM   #62
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Pfft. Passagemaker is for po' folks. "Circumnavigator," now that's where it's at!

Only kiddink. I'm in year one of PMM, seems like a good value for a newbie.

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Old 10-16-2012, 05:51 AM   #63
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Andrew,
I have been buying and subscribed to Passagemaker since day one.
OK it is too commercial and expensive at times but there are still some good articles in it and still a good read.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:34 AM   #64
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Any boating magazine that uses the phrase, "tell your captain" is not for me.
Is that because you don't have a captain or you don't want to be told?
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:38 AM   #65
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Or it's because you are the captain and you don't want to hear it.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:31 AM   #66
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I love to read and of course, reading is a great way to learn things. I read about expensive boats even though I'll never own one. I read about exotic cruise destinations even though I may never go there. PassageMaker does have some equipment and maintenance articles that I can put to use now or in the future.

The yearly subscription cost is less than one dinner out for my wife and me. And unlike dinner, it doen't have to be flushed the next day.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:26 AM   #67
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I subscribe to 3 boating magazines including PMM to learn and dream. For the same reasons I also read National Geograhic, Flying, Scientific American, Sports Illustrated, Car and Driver and on and on. Yes, I will never travel to the bottom of the Mariana trench, buy a Bonanza, own a Ferrari, run as fast as Bolt, understand quantum mechanics like Hawking or own a new 63 Nordhavn, but I sure want to know some basics to better understand what makes them all tick.

Is PMM the end all, of course not. But 30 minutes a month is not too much time to waste to learn few more things about one of the activities we all enjoy.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:30 PM   #68
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Passagemaker is not for DIY boaters, it is for "check-writers", ergo the phrase, "tell your captain, or your mechanic.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:45 PM   #69
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Passagemaker is owned by AIM Marine Group owner of Power and Motoryacht, Sail, Soundings, Yacht International, Boatquest.com and Show Management (Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach Boat shows.) In the rapidly diminishing print media business there is at least something for almost all boaters in one of their magazines.
As an advertiser I get complimentary copies of all the boating magazines, Passagemeker is the one I read the most.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:49 PM   #70
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Passagemaker is not for DIY boaters, it is for "check-writers", ergo the phrase, "tell your captain, or your mechanic.
Sorry Ralph but I don't agree.

There are a lot of things discussed that a DYI could do.

Now you would have to know the open end from the box end that is true but not all of the items discussed are for the yards only.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:33 PM   #71
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I lost interest in PMM years ago but do scan for the occasional good article when I come across a free issue. The only boating magazine that I subscribe to now is Professional Boatbuilder, by far the best rag in the business (my humble opinion). Oh ... forgot to mention .. it's free to those in the marine industry.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:17 PM   #72
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Passagemaker is not for DIY boaters, it is for "check-writers", ergo the phrase, "tell your captain, or your mechanic.
It's for anyone who finds the content interesting. If you would read it, you might know what you're talking about. Buy a copy, read it, then report back.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:15 AM   #73
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I'm in year one of PMM, seems like a good value for a newbie.

The best is a 10-15 year pile ,

as so few articles are for the inventive/creative owner , rather than the big $$$$$$$ folks with the Greek fisherman hat.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:09 PM   #74
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Why would I buy a copy of Passagemaker when all I have to do is walk to a neighboring yacht club and peruse the latest copy in their reading room?
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:27 PM   #75
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Why would I buy a copy of Passagemaker when all I have to do is walk to a neighboring yacht club and peruse the latest copy in their reading room?
Most of us can't get onto yacht club property without wearing the valet jacket.

Haven't thought of the Greek fisherman hat trick. Maybe I'll get a pass when wearing one?
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:30 PM   #76
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No yacht club PMM but just found out that my barber (not hairdresser!!) now has it amongst his other boating, hunting and sports mags!! Finally found a men's barber with men's mags and no women waiting for all those expensive smelly time consuming hair treatments!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:51 PM   #77
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Haven't thought of the Greek fisherman hat trick. Maybe I'll get a pass when wearing one?
Only if you're wearing a dark blue blazer with a fancy gold crest on the left pocket.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:57 PM   #78
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Only if you're wearing a dark blue blazer with a fancy gold crest on the left pocket.
Most likely. I think I'll still have to have the blonde 20ish something model draped off my arm to get by security.
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Only if you're wearing a dark blue blazer with a fancy gold crest on the left pocket.
Breton Red pants with blue blazer and rep tie often work.
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