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Cruising World Magazine?

Any readers? I just received a discounted offer on it. Is it relevant to a civil servant with a cruising boat? Or is it a dream sheet of million dollar yachts and chic destinations?
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Cruising World is definately NOT full of million dollar yachts. It has great information from regular cruisers. Each issue features some awesome cruising destinations along with some really good feature stories on cruising boats that people can actually afford.

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I personally think it is. I just sent in my renewal and it was $28 for 3 years. That's pretty dirt cheap. Of course there is tons of advertising but I enjoy many of the articles in it.
That's less than $1 per issue!
I can barely buy stamps for that price

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I've been getting Cruising World for about 7 years I think. Still look forward to the 22nd of each month when it arrives.

Has good articles and quality information.

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Just my $0.02, but I find Cruising World more of a dream sheet than anything that I can practically use. Many articles are about places that I'll never get within 1000 NM. Many articles are also about equipment that I don't have and probably won't buy. But they have nice pictures.

To be fair, I have the same concern with with Sailing Magazine. While Chesapeake Bay magazine covers my local cruising area, it seems to be mostly ads for homes that I'll never be able to afford or for powerboats. Sometimes they have an article on cruising to a local port, so that's ok.

The best magazine for me in our area is Spinsheet. It's free, has a range of articles from cruising to racing, to local profiles and used boat reviews. The ads are actually helpful. I have no affiliation with the magazine, I just like it.

Again, just my $0.02.

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Of the more mainstream sailing magazines (Sail, Sailng, BWS, CW, L&A's, etc.), I happen to think Cruising World is one of the best. Fatty Goodlander writes a good editorial and I like the mix of destinations, boats, gear and tips. I also like the "Classic Plastic" section, though it's quite short.

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I've found Cruising World to be a piece of crap. Its getting to be more and more ads in the back about chartering or classifieds and fewer and fewer articles. I was shocked when I got November's (I believe) issue and counted the pages of full page ads vs. articles. Wasn't even CLOSE. Cruising World was nearly entirely ads....I mean 85% by my calculations.

The quality has really taken a dive...but I still renewed. For $28 for 3 years, its nice pictures to have on my coffee table. But I still go to Practical Sailor first

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I really enjoy Cruising World. I do find that they talk about catamarans a bit too ofter, but the articles on destinations are great. Cruising World, Lats & Atts and Goold Old Boat are my picks.
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I get three mags - Sail, Sailing, and Cruising World. My fav is Sailing, Cruising World comes in second and Sail is third.

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I get Cruising World, and it's OK. I'd say about 50/50 on whether anything pertains to me. Most of the magazine these days seems to be about chartering. It all depends on who has an article in there--I enjoy Captain Fatty's writing as well.

I get more out of Good Old Boat and Practical Sailor (not that either are perfect), because they provide a lot of detail I can actually use. Also enjoy Spinsheet from time-to-time.

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