Well, if you've come to this page you may
already have seen just about all you want to of this first issue, at least for the time being.
We certainly hope you've had even a fraction of the fun browsing Issue 1
of MarineZine that we've had putting it together.
You may have already e-mailed us with news, views, stories, jokes,
recipes, ideas, complaints, requests, advice or whatever. If so, may I
thank you from the bottom of my heart for participating in whatever way.
All of the work that has gone into building MarineZine, so far,
will have been worthwhile if you have been inspired to add your
contribution to the next issue.
If you haven't yet but are planning to write to us - please do follow
through - we are all too aware of how the intention to do something can
be overshadowed by the pressures of life but what you add to the store
of material for MarineZine may
help to take some of that pressure off someone else who reads what you
have to say.
Maybe, one day, something you find in MarineZine will be useful to you,
too. Who knows?
What I do know is that it is generally better to make a
move in the direction you want things to go than to wait for someone
else to make a move first...
We are just as much interested in your
criticisms as your praises. We want to hear about everyday experiences
as well as dramatic one-off occurrences. We're all 100 times more likely to
benefit from your hints and tips on boat maintenance or places to eat
ashore, good books we might never otherwise discover or details of an
up-coming event, for example, than we are from a blow-by-blow
account of an escape from the jaws of a man-eating shark.
Mind you, we'd
love to hear the blow-by-blow account, if something exciting really did
happen to you - we're as much into living vicariously as anyone
else! If all you can think of, or have time for, is one little piece of
information or advice, we'll be glad to have it.
We hope you'll come back to MarineZine regularly, either
to read more of this edition or to have a look at the next issue. Best of all will be if you send us
something for MarineZine and find it in there when you check that next
issue, or the one after that!
Hey, this conversation is too one-sided - write and introduce yourself,
at least, so I know who I'm talking to!
There's plenty of work still to be done, so I suppose I'd better go and
get on with some and hope you're not too busy to drop us a quick line...
After all that nagging, you'll doubtless be glad to see the back of us, so here it is.
The last word? It's FIN, Al.
All the best, Linnet Woods - Managing
(also known as TheSeaNag, can't imagine why...)