Posting to the forum should conform to a few very simple style elements:
CAPITALIZATION--use a capital letter for the first word of a sentence; use a capital letter in proper names; capitalize the personal pronound "I."
PROPER USAGE: I have a Boston Whaler boat.
INCORRECT USAGE: i have a boston whaler.
PUNCTUATION--mark declarative sentences with a period. Mark interrogative sentences with a question mark. Do not use repeat punctuation marks.
PROPER USAGE: The boat is a new model. Has anyone been aboard one?
INCORRECT USAGE: The boat is a new model???? Has anyone been aboard one...
An ellipsis can be used in quoted material to indicate an omitted section of the original material.
NOMENCLATURE: the name of elements of a boat or engine should use the proper nomenclature.
PROPER USAGE: The anti-ventilation plate is running just at the waterline. The engine trim tab is straight.
INCORRECT USAGE: The cavitation plate is running just at the waterline. The little metal gizmo is straight.
For words with variant spellings, the spelling used by Boston Whaler is preferred.
Example: gunwale in preference to gunnel.
In general, misspelled words will be corrected without annotation.
REFERENCES TO PRONOUNS: avoid using "it", "he", "them", "they", and similar pronouns, especially when no antecedent noun has been used.
Introduction to the forum software and its feature. You can use this for test postings. This is not a boating forum
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