PDA

View Full Version : Wooden Boat Magazine - Should there be one for sailors and one for powerboaters?



Rigadog
02-28-2010, 10:53 AM
Would the two factions of WB lovers prefer two magazines - one that addressed Sailboats and one that addressed Powerboats?

Paul Pless
02-28-2010, 10:58 AM
nope

Phillip Allen
02-28-2010, 11:03 AM
nope

Peerie Maa
02-28-2010, 11:04 AM
Nope, the market would not sustain it.

TimH
02-28-2010, 11:10 AM
nope

reddog
02-28-2010, 11:13 AM
Nope,it's Wooden Boat not Wooden Sailboat or Powerboat. I find they have done a great job of balancing the two over the years.

Earl

Lew Barrett
02-28-2010, 11:34 AM
I'm not even sure there are two factions in the classic wooden boat world. That's more an artifact of the "normal" world of plastic sailboats and powerboats.

Our kind if boats are uniformly slow and old fashioned!

bamamick
02-28-2010, 11:38 AM
Nah, there should just be more Dragons in there. :)

Mickey Lake

isla
02-28-2010, 11:54 AM
No I don't think it's a good idea. WB covers the spectrum of boats built from wood, without any obvious bias, and does a fine job of it.

Nicholas Scheuer
02-28-2010, 12:00 PM
Another NO Vote here.

Moby Nick

Garret
02-28-2010, 12:06 PM
While a sailor, I also enjoy reading about the powerboats (for example the guy in Cape Coral building those beauties) - so a definite no from me.

Just out of curiosity - why would you want to separate 'em? Do you dislike one type vs. the other?

Rich Jones
02-28-2010, 12:06 PM
Nope. I prefer the sailboats, but I'll tolerate the sinkpots in the same mag. Long Live WB!

paladin
02-28-2010, 12:07 PM
Nope...

James McMullen
02-28-2010, 12:09 PM
I just mostly put the powerboats on "ignore" but every so often there's an article with enough cross-reference to be worth reading.

I understand that the powerboat market helps subsidize the sailing bits, so let 'em stay, I suppose.

Tom Galyen
02-28-2010, 12:31 PM
If you want one for sailors check out "Small Craft Advisor," but be warned it covers non-wooden boats as well, so the purists or bigots may get their knickers in a twist. Also I would recommend an excellent British publication named "Classic Boats" which covers our "WoodenBoat", both sail and power, but seems to do more sail than power. It also covers boats of fiberglass, metal and even concrete (or ferrocement if you will) but seems to concentrate on wooden construction.

I hope I have not stepped on anyones toes by mentioning other magazines, but I get them all and it is my opinion that everyone else should get them all also.

There is also "Messing About in Boats" which is not as glitzy as the others but is a lot of fun, and a lot of its articles are written by the subscribers.

McMike
02-28-2010, 12:50 PM
Nope, just more of the magazine!:D

goodbasil
02-28-2010, 02:08 PM
Nope, what we are offered now is fine except its not monthly.

rbgarr
02-28-2010, 02:21 PM
If it weren't for powerboats I bet no marina could justify having a gas/diesel fuel dock! :D

Mrleft8
02-28-2010, 03:21 PM
Kinda like asking if CAR & DRIVER Should have two magazines, one for cars, and one for drivers.....:D

Ian McColgin
02-28-2010, 04:15 PM
But rbgarr, we rag baggers can fuel up for the season one one jerry can brought out in the dink. And the prices from a shore station are far cheaper. And all the nozzels at the gas docks are too big for sailboat fills anyway.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
02-28-2010, 04:21 PM
Besides, when sailboats get in trouble, who would rescue them without powerboaters..:D

Rich Jones
02-28-2010, 04:27 PM
Besides, when sailboats get in trouble, who would rescue them without powerboaters..:D

I actually had to tow in a cigarette-boat one day with my sailboat (although I did use my 5hp kicker). Quite the sight.

Bob Adams
02-28-2010, 05:04 PM
I just mostly put the powerboats on "ignore" but every so often there's an article with enough cross-reference to be worth reading.

I understand that the powerboat market helps subsidize the sailing bits, so let 'em stay, I suppose.


Where the hell is that thumb-on-nose emoticon?????

Oh well.....Phttttttttttt!

ccmanuals
02-28-2010, 06:00 PM
Besides, when sailboats get in trouble, who would rescue them without powerboaters..:D

one of the great joys in life, cruising past a blow boat when the wind dies. :D:D:D

wizbang 13
02-28-2010, 06:10 PM
Good paint is better than bad varnish... Wooden powerboats are cooler than frozensnot sailboats

S/V Laura Ellen
02-28-2010, 06:13 PM
As a sailor, I enjoy seeing power, sail and other. Diversity is good.

Clive P
02-28-2010, 06:16 PM
If we have 2 magazines, we'll need a third for all the Armstrong row boats!
And we still need more Dragons!! Clive P

Bobcat
02-28-2010, 06:51 PM
Only slightly tongue in cheek, I would suggest the split should be the rich and everyone else. Some of the article are clearly about people with more money than most of the rest of us put together. Then there are the articles about boats that someone who has to have a job might be able to afford....:D

S/V Laura Ellen
02-28-2010, 07:15 PM
one of the great joys in life, cruising past a blow boat when the wind dies.

One of the great joys in life is sailing past a power boat that just ran out of gas. :D:D:D:D

John Smith
02-28-2010, 07:27 PM
I don't think separate issues are needed.

I've enjoyed power boating.

Any boating magazine, for me, needs to have a portion devoted to boats I can tow behind my car.

ChaseKenyon
03-01-2010, 01:56 AM
NOPE

Aw come on Lew LOL


Our kind if boats are uniformly slow and old fashioned!

leave little room for us type A guys ok.

I like both sailboats and powerboats and have restored many wooden boats of both types.

Wooden sailboats Like the Hampton ONe Design at 500lbs fully rigged and 18 ft with a 25.5 ft mast and 175 sq ft with a crew trapeeze are not slow.

My 1946 Gar Wood is good for 45mph.

My dream speedboat is a 24 ft 1960 Shepherd that has twin Chrysler 300F 413 Ci engines. 750 total HP in a 4200 lb boat. I'll guarantee it is not slow either.

Dumah
03-01-2010, 04:22 AM
I'm new here but from what I've seen so far my 35' carvel Cape Island fits here, no need to change anything.
Cheers, Dumah,
Halifax, NS

Rigadog
03-01-2010, 08:07 AM
Inclusiveness wins.