Join Date: May 2002
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Re: Practical Sailor has deaf ears
I subscribed once (never renewed) several years ago. I found it less useful than I had hoped, mostly because it focused on boats and gear that were not for me. They lost me completely when they reviewed knives, the least expensive of which was over $100. Not in my lifetime. I also found the writing dry, dry dry. Consumer Reports shows time and again that this type of publication can have a personality and still provide a serious service.
Now, for some reason that I forget, I signed up for a PS email newsletter. I thought I would be getting at least some editorial content, but its really just been ads for PS and whatever they happen to be humping this month (free shipping on books as it turns out). I'm still hoping that the newsletter will actually provide something of value in return for my attention to their ads.