It is helpful for members to be accurate and a bit more forthcoming in the profile info - doesn't have to be personal but even just a location and the boat type in question would result in more helpful responses right off the bat.
These basic items can be readily displayed in your banner and your signature.
".. 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)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"