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Young reporters writing reviews of the boats they sailed for the Kids Aboard boat tests at the 2003 St. Petersburg Sail Expo.

All of your submissions must follow these rules in order to be published on

Kids Aboard Rules for Writers

1. All work must be original. We will do our best to fact check your material, including calling  you with questions if we have any.

2. Please do not use bad words or mean descriptions of people in your stories. We reserve the right to edit any language that does not meet our standards. Basically, we try to follow the Golden Rule: Do to others as you would have them do to you.
3. Be creative, and use your own ideas, not anyone else's. We cannot be held responsible for plagiarism in submissions.

4. By submitting your work, you grant and its parent company, Atlantic Coast Boating, the right to edit and publish your work on our website or in printed matter at our discretion for an indefinite period of time. We in turn will credit you with your name and age at the time of writing. 


Boat Review Guidelines

To submit a boat review you must follow these simple guidelines:
1. Include your name, age, physical address and an email address if you or your parent have one.
2. Include the make, model, year, length, and type of boat you are reviewing. For example:  Boston Whaler Outrage, year 2000, 22 foot power boat.
3. In your review, which should be written in  paragraphs, like an essay or composition, please tell us the following:

Where you tested this boat.

What kind of activities did you do on the boat (cruising, water skiing, wake boarding, etc.)

Did you get a chance to drive the boat? If you did, what was it like?

Did you like the boat? What features did you like about the boat?

Was it comfortable?

Did the boat seem well suited for a family?

What did you NOT like about the boat?

What would you change about the boat to make it better?

Can you compare this boat to another boat that you have been on, or to another boat that your family owns or has chartered before?

As your conclusion, tell us whether you recommend or do not recommend this boat for a family, and why.

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