Yeah, sorry... the search engine here is not all that useful. As WS indicates, though, Sailnet hits come up pretty early on a google search.
One good aspect of the search function (be sure you're searching forums and not the store) is that the search terms show up red so you can find the reference pretty quickly. I've had reasonable luck looking for particular users but searching for topics is a bit less accurate.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)