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Kiltmadoc 12-28-2010 07:10 PM

Practical Sailor
 
...anyone subscribe? What is the subscriber rate for back issue articles?

Related: If anyone can pass along the results from their october 2010 issue regarding running rigging, I would appreciate it ;-)

rjg23 12-28-2010 07:22 PM

I have the Nov. 2010 which includes "line abrasion test" results. If that's what you're interested in let me know specifically what you want to know (type of use, size, etc.).

Kiltmadoc 12-28-2010 07:31 PM

I think that's the one; on their website, the article was titled " Testers Examine Running Rigging Options " I am thinking of buying NE ropes VPC or Samson XLS extra T for halyards and I dont want to make a mistake....

If have info you want to share, please pass it along. I am thinking of subscribing, but I dont see that they let you search old issues without charging you more money. Right now, I need info on those two ropes so I can call a rigger to make me some halyards before the snow melts and it gets way too busy.

tdw 12-28-2010 07:35 PM

We subscribe to only two sailing magazines, Practical Sailor and Good Old Boat. Happy with both of them and look forward to recieving each issue.

As for back issue, I could do so but not for a few weeks.

If you still need around third week January, message me.

rjg23 12-28-2010 07:55 PM

NE Ropes VPC 3/8": Given a "recommended" rating. "Our favorite in this grouping (mid-range value) was NE Ropes VPC. This line isn't as nice to handle as the all polyester braids, but it has 50% less stretch, super abrasion resistance, and a price that is half that of top contenders."

Samson XLS Extra T 7/16": "Samson entered a larger 7/16" diameter sample of XLS Extra-T, and even with the extra diameter advantage, its stretch was greater than VPC. However, this tuned up XLS has many excellent attributes. It slips onot and grips a winch drum nicely and handles very well, making it an excellent choice for sheets - if you can handle the extra expense."

Samson's "Amsteel" was well thought of among the more expensive. "Makes a superb halyard."

Kiltmadoc 12-28-2010 08:07 PM

rjg23, thank you VERY much, that's exactly what i was looking for and helps greatly in making a purchase decision.

Rigging And Hardware - Rigging Only's Online Store will be getting my call as soon as they are back from vacation.

bljones 12-28-2010 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by tdw (Post 681199)
As for back issue, I could do so but not for a few weeks.

If you still need around third week January, message me.

Is that when the issue in question rotates out of the Crapper Library of Nautical Navel Gazing?


Don't ask about the pages that stick together. Just, don't. The answer involves pilothouses, deck saloons, solar sticks and terriers so smart they make Stevie Hawking type D....A....Y....U....M....

tdw 12-28-2010 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bljones (Post 681208)
Is that when the issue in question rotates out of the Crapper Library of Nautical Navel Gazing?


Don't ask about the pages that stick together. Just, don't. The answer involves pilothouses, deck saloons, solar sticks and terriers so smart they make Stevie Hawking type D....A....Y....U....M....

Nope, thats when I'll be back to a computer with a scanner attached.

stick together ... man I've heard of boat porn but in Practical Sailor ? :p

St Anna 12-29-2010 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by tdw (Post 681253)

stick together ... man I've heard of boat porn but in Practical Sailor ? :p

Well, firstly, its a pommy publication.

Secondly they have nothing to do for 6-8 months of the year while the big freeze is on, except to plot, plan, build, rebuild, assess and report on whatever has taken their nautical fancy. So they print it in PS, which takes 3 months to arrive here.

Saying that, its a good mag, better than CH from which I actually know quite a few of the regulars and have been thorough most of the dramas they write about, dont own a fantastic plastic quattro hulled fad. etc etc

Andy, you are letting me ramble.

tdw 12-29-2010 02:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by St Anna (Post 681255)
Well, firstly, its a pommy publication.

Secondly they have nothing to do for 6-8 months of the year while the big freeze is on, except to plot, plan, build, rebuild, assess and report on whatever has taken their nautical fancy. So they print it in PS, which takes 3 months to arrive here.

Saying that, its a good mag, better than CH from which I actually know quite a few of the regulars and have been thorough most of the dramas they write about, dont own a fantastic plastic quattro hulled fad. etc etc

Andy, you are letting me ramble.

Ohhhh no its not !!

Secondly, I'm not convinced that Connecticut has decent weather either so so plotting planning andplaying with their nautical fancy may well be appropriate. Never having been to Connecticut I know not for sure but it sounds cold.

Mind you , I have to agree. Our monthly dose of Cruising Advertorial doesn't get me all that excited either. Pretty pictures though.

What about the brouhaha that poor old Jill Knight kicked off last issue ? Methinks the letter writers of CH would not be out of place amongst the bellicose witterers in our own SailNet OT Sewer. Still and all it is a Queensland publication, the land that time forgot, where men are men and women can make the pumpkin scones. :eek: .

Anywho, ramble on to your poor old landlocked heart's content.

Cheers to you

Andrew


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