Howdy Fete! Welcome aboard the forum (as a new poster).
I have a friendly suggestion for you, and the suggestion is based on what I would do myself, if I owned a boat
has not been mentioned here lately (that I recall). It may be uncommon and because of that it may be interesting to the forum members.
My suggestion: Start a thread with a review of your boat type in the Monohull forum.
Start the title with "Review of Roughwater 45 by Ted Brewer" and notice I have included the boat name, the length, and the designer's name too. Note to capitalize all key words in the thread title too.
Here are some things I encourage you to include in your review:
1. Mention the things you like about the design and build.
2. Review what makes it special and different. What were the key points the manufacturer or designer
emphasized in their marketing
3. Describe sailing it, if you have done so.
4. What modifications do you suggest or have you made to improve it for cruising?
5. How is the headroom
in the saloon
and other parts
of the boat? Headroom
matters to taller sailors and is often asked about on the forum.
6. Provide photos of your boat (regardless of condition) Show the engine
from the side, the galley
, and at least one stateroom. You can do this using the "Go Advanced" feature (button) when you start your thread. Read the forum FAQ for instructions on adding photos to a post.
7. Provide links to any relevant information about your boat
8. If there are things that are a known problem or must be fixed on that boat series, mention it openly. There may be common modifications or upgrades, for example.
9. After you have done that, edit the information and add some of it to your forum Profile. You might be surprised how many members look at another member's profile, so I recommend that everyone put something in theirs as it helps people relate.
10. When your Profile contains some info on you and your boat, then add a line/link in your forum signature section that invites members to see your review about your boat, and there you could put a link to your review thread.
11. You can also upload some photos of your boat to a photo
album focused on your boat that will be in your forum Profile page.
As that boat is not commonly found in the USA, I think your review of the boat (and photos) will help others here better appreciate that brand/mark and that boat too. And, over time I think you will find connections with other members who note your boat.
Building an awareness of the unusual is a good thing.
I learned about the OVNI
line of boats from some mentions on this forum, but had to go offsite to really see the boats and to better appreciate their unusual (to USA) features. This will help others, and you too.￼
Good luck on your sailing adventures and have fun!