Welcome to Cruisers Forum, Robert . . . we're glad you're here.
You will probably get better search results if you ignore the big search button at the top of the page, and instead use the Google
Custom Search feature. To get to it, look for the smaller menu bar that runs across the page below the box with your name in it when you're logged in. The third item from the right end is a smaller Search button. Click on it, and in the menu that pops up, skip the search box at the very top and scroll down to the second one, which is the Google
Enter your search term, such as Crowther Catamarans, in that box and click Go. You will receive a much better result than using the software's built-in search function.
As regards Forum Usage 101, go to the Tech Support and Site Help Forum, which you can find by clicking on Discussion Board at the very top, and in the page that opens, scroll down to the section headlined Welcome Aboard. In that section, you will see Tech Support and Site Help. After you click on that, a page will open with a list of the threads that have been posted there. At the very top of the list of threads is a "Sticky" that reads "Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
" and which contains all of the answers to your questions on how to use Cruisers Forum.
Again, welcome aboard, Robert. If you have any other questions, just ask.