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Things that are the same and things that change

I just go through flipping the pages and scanning about 39 back issues of "Small Boat Journal" starting with their first issue in 1979.

I was amazed at how many companies are still around. West System, Port-a-Boat, Condon's, Mad River, Honda Generators, Yanmar and many others.

The articles were very much the same. How to rig, rebuild outboard, fight rot.

Today's mags have more pages on electronics. About all my old magazine had were a vhf radio.

The had a hand held radar unit with no screen. It just emitted a tone when you pointed it at something. Very quaint.

At least I have a shelf I've cleared off. Now I just need to find someone to pass the old magazines down to.
I'll probably just list them on Craig s list, maybe someone else will enjoy them too.

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I bet the sizes of boats in the 1979 mag would look quaintly small too!

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I bet the sizes of boats in the 1979 mag would look quaintly small too!
In general that would be true but this magazine specializes in small boats so then and now they are all small.

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Recycle bin . Once you get rid of all that stuff you will be a new davidpm .
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Recycle bin . Once you get rid of all that stuff you will be a new davidpm .
You have no idea how many boating magazines and books I have.

If I have to throw them out I will but I've usually found some fellow dreamer to pass them on to in the past.

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interesting that a pak rat type who can't throw away 20 year old magazines is planning to live on a BOAT

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Re: Things that are the same and things that change

I don't know about others but I have found my magazine subscriptions lasting about 10-12 years. After that period, magazines seem to start "recycling" prior articles, either their own or those of other publishers, updated only by paraphrasing and perhaps somewhat different illustrations. Subjects covered also become pretty repetitious--perhaps because of the tenure and predilections of editors.

FWIW I have a "scrap book" with copies of articles of particular interest to me that I have collected over the years--first tearing out the article pages and slipping them in plastic page folders; then xeroxing when copy machines became commonplace; and, more recently by scanning on our desktop printer/scanner. No need for the original magazines, 40% to 50% of which are naught but advertising. They're just food for bookworms and/or door stops...

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Re: Things that are the same and things that change

But if one of those old mags had stuff that was specific (or close to) your boat... that would be a keeper.
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and, more recently by scanning on our desktop printer/scanner. No need for the original magazines, 40% to 50% of which are naught but advertising. They're just food for bookworms and/or door stops...
I just snapped a picture of interesting pages with my phone.

In a couple years maybe we just have to blink at the page.

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Whats this talk about pack rats or throwing away? We are talking boatporn here.
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