BoatUS.com Offers Free Online Boat Group Message Boards
Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) knows that
sharing information is a good thing, especially among boaters who
own the same brand or model of boat.
To help boat owners get the answers they need, the association
has created a new, free message board at
http://www.BoatUS.com/boatgroups that will give owners a forum
for sharing information about specific maintenance, parts,
installation, and performance issues.
Over 250 individual boat brands are represented and divided
into two sections – power and sail. A Bayliner owner, for example,
could swap tips on where to get a good bimini top, or Catalina
owners could debate the benefits of "standard" rig versus "tall"
rig sail plans.
Unlike other message boards for like-owned vessels,
also automatically displays listings of similar boats for sale at
BoatU.S. online classifieds and in BoatU.S Magazine ,
boat reviews by noted surveyor, designer and columnist Jack Hornor,
and important boat links for each brand.
BoatUS would like boaters to start posting questions, comments
and creating discussions now. "We are asking that boat owners
‘jump in,' but understand it may be a little while for others to
join in the discussion," said Terri Parrow, vice president of
BoatUS Internet Operations.
Any manufacturer not currently added to the message board
roster may be added by e-mailing the web administrator at
BoatUS membership is not required to use the message board and
anyone can view the postings. However, if boaters wish to chime in
on a subject or would like to be automatically notified when a
message is posted, they must register. There is no cost to