Filed Under (Boats and Boating Gear) by Debbie on 04-12-2007

I’ve been pondering over the needs of the common boater, sailor, wakeboarder, etc.  The one thing we all have in common besides a love of the water, is owning a boat.  Which means we all have the same upkeep concerns.  How to maintain that boat, sail or power, is of primary concern for most of us.

Like most of you, I’ve spent countless hours looking for information on the Internet and been frustrated by the lack of quality to be found.  At times I’m shocked to see the same article repeated as an original story in a dozen different places.  I’ve even found some of my writing on other sites, a real shock.  Plus, I continue to be amazed at the number of readers coming to my blog.  (I’d like to take a moment to say thank you!)

Over at Messing About In Sailboats, a favorite blog of mine, Adam has been polling his readers over, where they get their most interesting information.  It comes as no surprise to me (and maybe you too) that blogs are the most frequented source.

I am surprised by the stories I’ve written that are popular with my readers.  Some of them I never even dreamed would be of interest.  It would seem the entire world is interested in our boat’s toilet!  While most of you don’t care to comment and that’s ok, you do come and read, for which I am extreamely grateful.

I guess maybe I’d like a poll…maybe by email?  I promise, I don’t share with anyone.  What kinds of information would YOU like?  Send to me at: Debbie at (@) PacificNorthwestBoating dot (.) com or you could just comment….hint, hint.  I have lots of stories in my head of by-gone days on our various boats.  As well as upgrades and up coming projects to our current ones.  I view my blog as a form of therapy, when I can’t get to the boat, I can at least talk about the boat.  If somehow along the way I help you with a problem, then so much the better.  That makes me happy!

So, it’s the season of giving…please, give me some ideas as to what you’re looking for.  The Seattle Boat Show is coming up and I’m going.  If you can’t make it but are interested in something there, let me know.  I’ll try to find it and talk about it.  If you are going, click here to read my story, it has a link to the ticket sales and yes you’ll save money.

The one thing this blog has shown me is, people are looking for information to help improve their boating experiences.  Messing About In Sailboats shows you’re getting that help from us bloggers.  So, my deepest thanks to you and I hope you have a great boating season next year!

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