No, the archived forums are still there, but I'll need to check with the IT folks at Starboard about how you can search them.
You may have to go in year by year and run a search on the individual forum (s) you are interested in.
Somehow, I don't think the current search engine can go back to all the archives.
I'll write to Ian and Tony tonite and see what they have to say.
Thanks for bringing this up.
Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions.
I look at this forum 3 or 4 times per day, and it's a little boring seeing nothing posted.
I've been back out sailing once, and plan to sail alot more once I get to Florida for XMAS.
I'm pretty much fully recovered from the surgery (I went back to work up the mast on an aircraft carrier last week), and the surgery did not affect my mind.
I'm going to be a little less help on the new 2008 boards as the only ones I have are the Kombat 105 and Futura 133.
Ask away my friend......!
Hope this helps,