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The name Good Old Boat has always left me with the feeling that it's about old boats and my perception is that is largely wooden boats? We don't get it here and the sample issue is also not available to us so I have no way of evaluating the content.

It sounds like a good magazine, will someone give a broad-brush-strokes idea of the content please.
GOB is actually OLD classic plastic in nature. Boats reviewed will be from 1960 or there abouts, some 50's, to about 1995, ie anything older than about 20 yrs to when FG boats first started coming out. here is a typical review article of older boats from them. Granted I am a bit biased on the boat......as it is mine!
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Even still as I mentioned above. Not sure this rag will fit ALL of what the OP wants. Where to cruise or charter per say, CW is hard to beat that way. Articles on how to's, older boat reviews, GOB is hard to beat. SW for race article, how to's and boat reviews. Sail a good or what I call a reasonable mixture. Sailing, a bit more laid back, like B Perrys reviews.... vs the reviews in other rags...... There is not a one best all around IMHO.

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It's really about older boats, mostly fiberglass classics...like Pearsons, O'Days, Albergs, etc., that are more affordable and often has articles on modifying or refurbishing them.

Also generally has boat reviews, articles on seamanship, boat projects, cruising. From their website, about the current issue:

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Current issue highlights: We feature the Tartan 34C; review the Lancer 25 and Rawson Pilothouse 30; and offer engine cooling, Atomic 4 rejuvenation, dinghy conversion, spinnaker from a kit, and Robert Perry’s tribute to Phillip Rhodes.

Speaking seriously: Displacement Hull Speed 101, Row/stow/tow, a new non-skid, a working vacation, maintenance on the run, and new product launchings.

Lighter fare: A tug for Sara B, Stone Free, boat partnership. Simple Solutions: instrument covers. Quick and Easy: chart storage and anchor rode safety.
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The name Good Old Boat has always left me with the feeling that it's about old boats and my perception is that is largely wooden boats? We don't get it here and the sample issue is also not available to us so I have no way of evaluating the content.

It sounds like a good magazine, will someone give a broad-brush-strokes idea of the content please.
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Hmmmm . . . sounds like a new subscription coming up.

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Good Old Boat will be renewed until the day I sail off into the Sunset. I like Sail too, and it's currently going for $12 a year. Not bad. Good magazine.

$12.00? How? The site says triple that.

I agree, great mag.
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Yachting Monthly, a UK magazine.
Like Yachting Monthly but much prefer Yachting Today, more real sailing and less articles about sailing in places and on boats out of reach of the average penniless sailor.Of course these may not be of much interest to US sailors. A good free read is Afloat, an Australian online mag, lots of good technical articles and realy funny stories from their regulars, Arry Driftwood never fails to cheer me up.
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My vote is divided... I really like Good Old Boat, but I have a 30 year old fiberglas boat and enjoy the fact that the magazine is aimed at me. My second choice, because i am a photographer and love sailing photos, is for SAILING magazine, Both are excellent for different reasons. I also have SAIL and Cruising World. but those would be way down my must read list.

FYI: check amaon for magaine discounts.

Sail: Sail (1-year auto-renewal): Amazon.com: Magazines

Good Old Boat: Good Old Boat: Amazon.com: Magazines (this is expensive for 6 issues for $39 but still worth the cost).

Cruising World: Cruising World (1-year auto-renewal): Amazon.com: Magazines

I didn't see a listing for Sailing Magaine but you can get more info: Sailing Magazine
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Personally, I am partial to Lats and Atts as I like to dream, and I find that there is a great variety of persons submitting articles, from coastal cruisers to intrepid offshore voyagers. This is nice because I can read about the places I'd love to be, but still get funny and relevant stories for coastal cruisers dealing with similar problems to what I may encounter.

Cruising World is fine, but the content is clearly not focused to the type of sailing I do. Good Old Boat is better in that respect, but I prefer more on the destinations personally. Boat projects are something it's nice to avoid thinking about sometimes...
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Good Old Boat. As they say, "the magazine for the rest of us". I fit the demographic perfectly. 35 year old boat that I want to fix and maintain myself for not a huge amount of money.

However, to tell you the truth, I think I have learned more from this forum than from any magazine. It just takes a bit of reading and thought to decide what advice to take, and what to reject.
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I like Pacific Yachting as the articles are relevant to the areas I sail in. GOB looks good, I'm sure the US prices for things will depress me though
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I like Pacific Yachting as the articles are relevant to the areas I sail in. GOB looks good, I'm sure the US prices for things will depress me though
Why? our $$ is above parity, and Defender, Hamilton, and most other decent chandleries have no problem shipping north.


It looks like the GOB /Lats and Atts combo is the leading crapper library of choice here.
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