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Old 02-25-2018, 12:19 PM   #4
Moonfish
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I often wonder if there's an economically viable market for a trawler-oriented print magazine. Specifically tailored to, well, us! What the original PM was, essentially.

Working closely with Bob Bitchin and Cruising Outpost magazine I see the constant "battle" to keep a magazine "real" with user-generated content while needing advertising revenue from the recreational boating industry to keep it afloat. While the parts/accessories market can be good advertisers, the new boat industry is the big money.

We have these conversations every once in awhile. I even convinced Bob to run a special trawler section starting in the Fall '17 issue. The idea was to have that be a regular section in every issue. Alas, it only ran the one time...

But back to my first sentence. I think the key word is "print". Only a crazy person or one with really deep pockets and a passion for losing money would create a new print magazine for us TF-types. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?
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