You couldn't have put it better, the problem with the present solution is the formating and slow loss of so much info on the existing thread. Keeping the main Mahe topic with sub topics makes it so much more easier to use.
The other thing that will be missing besides all the scattered bits of great information is the relationship we owners have build on this all encompassing subject. The sharing of sailing adventures, and yes, clearing customs
allows use to get to know the person better.
I think this should be a learning
experience for all of us. If the Cruiserforum realllly want to grow, they need to stop dictating to the users a solution that works for them technically, you need to look at your competition, yes Google
and Yahoo are your competition, so lets push the envelope a little and see how we keep this great site moving forward.