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Boston Whaler Magazine?
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posted 04-27-2002 05:02 PM ET (US)
Has anyone ever played with the idea of making a BW magazine? I know BW did one, but their last issue dates back to august 2000 or something like that. There are magazines out there for pretty much anything you could imagine. So making one based on BW boats shouldn't be that difficult, also BW probbably has the most loyal and active fans of any other boat brand out there and the it's history dates back to the 1950's so there are quite a few generations of whaler owners out there. If there are magazines for 5.0 Ford engines, Honda cars, SUV's, BMW's ect. there should be one for BW. It would be cool to have project boats, fishing sections, ect...
Just my two cents...
posted 04-27-2002 06:22 PM ET (US)
But only if you put my 15 Sport on the first issues cover! Alan
posted 04-27-2002 07:40 PM ET (US)
Thats a great idea!! We would include all of the Whalers from the past and present or are you thinking only Classic Whalers, I would rather include all of the era Whalers, some people here think I don`t care about there Florida Whalers, but I do, they just take me wrong when I say I don`t like the styles, they take that as a bash on them, themselves.I have respect for the owners, just not the styles of the boats or what Boston Whaler has done to them. Hell,I didn`t like what Van Lancker was coming out with, that was before Brunswick. I hope they understand me better know. I don`t have the knowhow to do such a magazine, but with all of the members, someone should yhave the knowhow and the presses too?? Jack.
posted 04-27-2002 08:15 PM ET (US)
You have one right here, and a new issue comes out every day.
posted 05-03-2002 09:48 AM ET (US)
Indeed we already have one here....with one hell of an editor (blowing much-deserverd sunshine at Jimh). Always up-to-date, No subscription costs, no ink, just info we all delight in.
Now, a COFFEE TABLE BOOK would be very cool. When I first bought my 13 I was amazed that, given the devout following, there is no comprehensive book on Whalers.
posted 05-03-2002 01:57 PM ET (US)
Make it a "pop-up" book & I'm in ; )
posted 05-03-2002 02:03 PM ET (US)
The Classic Whaler Association was based along this idea, before the Internet happened. But although well intentioned, and very successful for several years, a combination of mismanagement, misfortune and changing times (this website) seems to have buried it.
A "Coffeetable" book could be a hit, however, and it seems that JimH is the person to do it, and profit from it, based on material being accumulated on this website.
posted 05-03-2002 02:10 PM ET (US)
I agree wholeheartedly. Remember the book on the Bertram 31? Good luck finding one! If jimh decides to pursue this, he has my (and I'm sure hundreds of others') unqualified support. Just make sure that enough copies are printed!
posted 05-03-2002 04:39 PM ET (US)
You can add me to that list, and for a couple of copies. Need one in my office too!
posted 05-03-2002 06:27 PM ET (US)
That's a great idea too!!! I have the History Of Bertram, so a History of Boston Whaler would be a great addition to my collection. So what about it Jimh? I bet you could would make a lot of $$$. Consider this my order...
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