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SEPT/OCT ISSUE PREVIEW
Feature story about the Pacific Seacraft 34, review of the Santana 27, O'Day 22 refit, fuel polishing, diesel fireplace, hydronic heating, and as always, much more!
For the love of sailboats
Just for fun
The Sailing Company has recently published their “State of the Industry” report* which has some sad news about how many boat builders are no longer with us and how the builders who are still with us are not building nearly as many boats as they have in the past. While that news is not good, there is a subtext to it that perhaps only a Good Old Boater could see. The used boat market is alive and doing extremely well. As our readers know, now is the time to get an excellent deal on the used boat of your dreams and a great time to upgrade or improve the boat you currently own. Despite the economic slowdown, Good Old Boat readers are continuing to maintain, upgrade, sail, and enjoy their good old boats.
Our readers are keeping their boats, upgrading and improving them with new hardware, electronics, rigging, sails, paint and wood finishes, lubricants, plumbing, wiring, lighting, engines, props, and safety gear, just to name a few. Remember 92% of our readers own one or more sailboats, they are the vast majority that makes up your market.
You can reach them with your ad in Good Old Boat or on our website www.GoodOldBoat.com. We have very affordable ads that get seen thousands of times each month. Let’s put something together for the next issue and get you connected to the many thousands of good old boat owners who belong to Good Old Boat.
Remember, the September issue is distributed to hundreds of sailors at the Annapolis Boat Show, October 4-8, 2012.
* Here is the link to the State of the Industry report
Michael Facius, Publisher and Ad Sales
Here's a sample article:
Taming the squealing beast
by Phillip Lange
My wife clapped her hands over her ears. “What is that awful noise?” she exclaimed. I knew what it was. I had just flipped the field switch on our new Balmar high-output alternator and the tortured belt was protesting under the sudden burden. “Not to worry, Marilyn. Just a bit of belt slippage. I’ll tighten it a little and that’ll quiet things down.” I idled the engine, opened the engine box, and looked down at the dancing diesel beneath my feet. I could tighten the belt again, or maybe put a little soap on it to quiet it down, but I knew that would not solve the problem. The problem was that the belt could not deliver the extra power the new 85-amp alternator demanded.