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I dont agree. I am not a fan of Hunter sailboats, but would sad should they disappear. Why?, because they are part of the sailing community. Weather you like or dislike the magazine, it means one less source of info, one less publication which promotes sailing.
I believe the magazine "living aboard" was also taken over by Seafaring a few years ago, so that mag is likely also gone.

Not an event which should be cheered by sailors IMHO, whether you love or hate the magazine.
I'm not necessarily cheering, bv. I'm just saying that the L&A angle is over...like Tupperware. Think about it...who is the "Lowrider" audience these days? Dudes that trailer their Hogs to Sturgiss and pretend they're bad-asses for a weekend. It's all pretend. The Easy Rider era is way gone.

This same pretense, the zeitgeist of L&A, fell out of sailboating far more quickly than it has with bikes because of the cost and work involved. You can't trailer your 50' Shannon to St. Thomas for a weekend of badassery...even if 3-5 of the breasts are still perky.

Sailing in general is becoming something far different...more sophisticated. I honestly think it's on the brink of a bit of a resurgence. And, though I can't quite put my finger on what it will look like yet, L&A definitely wasn't "hip" to it.
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I don't think anyone is cheering, merely giving reasons why it became commercially unsustainable and/or why its time had passed.
Ad revenue was actually up close to 9 percent this year ... commercially unsustainable, huh?
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Ad revenue was actually up close to 9 percent this year ... commercially unsustainable, huh?
In a vacuum, that doesn't mean much. If I sold two lemonades at the end of my driveway last year and sold three this year, my revenue would be up 50%. I would not, however, be sustainable.

L&A had a following for sure.


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Re: Latts & Atts is GONE!

L&A was not a mag I subscribed to, but I am not going to dance on it's grave either. I'm kinda hoping it is reborn in some fashion. Yeah, the content was sometimes laughably amateurish, but everyone was having fun.
Ain't that what this is all about? If I want articles about boats I cannot afford and pictures about immaculate people with perfect breasts and spotless boats, or grim expressions from under the hood of the foulweather jacket with yet another 40' breaker looming over the transom, there are lots of magazines i can choose from.

I venture that Lats and Atts has done more to get the average cruiser off the couch and on the water than Cruising World and Sail.

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... I am not going to dance on it's grave either.....
Me either, it just wasn't my thing.

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..... immaculate people with perfect breasts and spotless boats....
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In a vacuum, that doesn't mean much. If I sold two lemonades at the end of my driveway last year and sold three this year, my revenue would be up 50%. I would not, however, be sustainable.
That's because you were such a tight ass with the sugar. That stuff was swill!
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That's because you were such a tight ass with the sugar. That stuff was swill!
It wasn't lemon either....
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It wasn't lemon either....
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I asked my Wife about our subscription, she said it was up for renewal and she forgot about it, I said good girl don't re-up. I didn't exactly wait at the mailbox to read it cover to cover every month but I enjoyed having it around. The use of the word "kewl" did make my skin crawl but there were plenty of good things about that magazine that I enjoyed.

Although BB was a little left of my politics I liked using him as an example when people would ask how a biker and former power boater (refering to me) could turn to sail? I'd respond that the need and expense to fuel engines is too limiting for the size, amount of time or possible distance I like to boat, then I'd tell them about BB, then I tell them the top reason...it's a helluva lot of fun!

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It wasn't lemon either....
That's the funniest thing I heard all day!

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