Rec.boats is a Usenet
newsgroup where boating enthusiasts go to ask questions and help other
boaters. It is a great place to exchange information and meet new
people. Unlike some online forums rec.boats is NOT a moderated group.
This means people can say what they want, when they want and how they want.
There are times when conversations between people could become harsh, vulgar
language may be used and you might be offended. Off-topic posts do
happen, and many on-topic posts can turn off-topic. Don't let any
of the bad keep you away from all the good. Learn to use filters
and kill files if the bad things that happen bother you. Rec.boats
is a great resource. If your a boater you won't find a better online
port of call than rec.boats.
Since I am no expert on exactly
what rec.boats is, besides what I typed above, the rec.boats members will
have to assist in answering this question.
|Think of rec.boats as sort
of a giant cyber raft up: Boaters from everywhere hanging out on
the cyber-hook talking about whatever people talk about when they are hanging
around their boats. As we all know, that could be anything.
And sometimes, boaters hanging on the hook all day can get even a bit soused,
as some people here tend to behave.
That being said, we are
all boaters here (or pretend to be), with much boating wisdom. When
a boating question comes along, almost everyone jumps in with a helpful
response. Instead of lurking for the information you need, speak
up! Participate! This is a great place!
Here to read the rec.boats FAQ located at www.faqs.org
Here to read the rec.boats FAQ maintained by Steve Weingart
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