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Old Boating Newsgroups (historical only)

Pat created the newsgroup can.rec.boating in May 1998 for Canadian boaters to talk online. Although it still exists, it is no longer used by boaters and is mostly spam. The can.rec.boating Charter explained the group's creation.
Here is a very old list of boating newsgroups and forums:

can - Canada regional groups:
can.rec.boating - boating in Canada
can.rec.boating (read-only)
can.rec.fishing - fishing in Canada
can.rec.fishing (read-only)
ott.rec.sailing - sailing in the Ottawa River
ott.rec.canoe-kayak - canoeing in the Ottawa River
rec - Usenet world-wide:
rec.boats - hobbyists interested in boating
rec.boats.building - boat building, design, restoration, repair
rec.boats.cruising - cruising in boats
rec.boats.electronics - electronics, hardware, software on boats
rec.boats.paddle -  boats with oars, paddles
rec.boats.racing - boat racing
rec.boats.racing.power - speed competition, powered
rec.outdoors.fishing.bass - freshwater bass
rec.outdoors.fishing.saltwater - saltwater fishing
rec.sport.water-polo - water polo
rec.sport.waterski - waterskiing
alt - Usenet world-wide:
alt.great-lakes - the Great Lakes
alt.sailing.boats.crew - crew members on wind-powered boats
alt.sailing.pbsa
alt.sport.jet-ski - personal watercraft
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