The Recreation Marine Research Center (RMRC) at Michigan State University is now in the process of recruiting the first National Recreational Boater Panel. It has already recruited more than 3,500 boaters from around the country and is hoping to recruit 7,000 to 9,000 more over the next several months. So far, RMRC has recruited only by e-mailing a sample of West Marines customers. RMRC planned to e-mail to 100,000 more of their customers by late August. Another 70,000 e-mails will be sent to boat-show visitors from around the country.