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I would like to express my sincere thanks to you for registering for the Recreational Marine Research Center's National Boater Panel. We recognize that your time is valuable and in this era of too frequent spamming, all our inboxes are burdened with many sales pitches and promotions.

We are hoping to recruit the largest recreational boater panel that has ever been assembled. We will be mailing to more than 350,000 West Marine customers, 100,000 Boat US members, and more than 80,000 persons who attended boat shows around the country. In addition, stories about the panel will appear in boating magazines over the coming months. As of today 6,000 persons have signed up to be on the panel.

The Panel will become a major significant tool to help agencies, policy makers and industry understand boater preferences, expectations, concerns and behaviors. It will provide a means, that is not currently avaiable, to conveniently (for you) and efficiently survey boaters on emerging issues.

We would also like to express our sincere thanks to West Marine for their support of the establishments of this important National Recreational Boater Panel. Without their assitance and support, including access to their mailing list and their offer of $20 off $100 purchases at West Marine stores, it would be much more difficult to recruit the Panel.

The first survey will be conducted early this fall. Please forward this email and link to the Boater Panel registration to your friends and clubs. Thank you again!

RMRC's National Boater Panel


Dr. Ed Mahoney
Director, Center for Marine Research at Michigan State University
[email protected]