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    I just got my new Powerboat (yes, I know it is a competing magazine, but I get them both via subscription and it is actually a performance boating related topic) and it is only 66 pages. The paper size remains the same, but the thickness is quite a bit smaller; less pages, and maybe thinner paper. I haven't looked at PB for this issue, but Powerboat was enough of a difference that it caught my eye.

    Has anyone else noticed thinner magazines on the ones they subscribe to? I'm not talking the professional ones, those are often funded by unions, who are the only people getting more rather than less these days, but your "fun" magazines like hunting or fishing or hot rods or quilting, whatever floats your boat other than boating.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by hkunz View Post
    I just got my new Powerboat (yes, I know it is a competing magazine, but I get them both via subscription and it is actually a performance boating related topic) and it is only 66 pages. The paper size remains the same, but the thickness is quite a bit smaller; less pages, and maybe thinner paper. I haven't looked at PB for this issue, but Powerboat was enough of a difference that it caught my eye.

    Has anyone else noticed thinner magazines on the ones they subscribe to? I'm not talking the professional ones, those are often funded by unions, who are the only people getting more rather than less these days, but your "fun" magazines like hunting or fishing or hot rods or quilting, whatever floats your boat other than boating.....
    you sure its only 66 pages? that's not a lot and is hard to make money at that package size.

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    When it came my wife announced that my "Powerboat Pamphlet" had arrived... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandelon View Post
    When it came my wife announced that my "Powerboat Pamphlet" had arrived... LOL

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    I have noticed several of the rags I get are smaller overall and the print is too small to read..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone View Post
    you sure its only 66 pages? that's not a lot and is hard to make money at that package size.
    I was thinking the same thing, but I looked at the page numbers before I posted. I didn't count the cover, just the inside pages. It's all still full color, but I think a few regular columns/articles are missing, too.
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    I have subscribed to HotRod for over 25 years now. Always been an ad for the latest hot products, but it has surprised me how well that they have adapted and hung on through things lately.
    They still seem to find ways to show off the stuff they need to sell without be too terribly blatant I guess.
    I don't think that they ever presented too much more content than what they do today. Physical size and quantity may be a little less, but not as drastic a drop as some others. AND I have yet to hear of anyone getting ripped off like Hot Boat did Yep, I still miss the Flynnt era

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