Essentially, YachtForums IS as an online Charrette. This is reason forums have become so widespread and popular... the exchange of ideas resulting in collective knowledge. Actually, this was the fundamental purpose behind the internet to begin with... for universities and research facilities to exchange information on a global basis. And ofcourse, a system for the military to communicate independent of traditional channels.
I would certainly like to see more threads that encourage a collaborative effort among members, owners, designers and builders. A good number of them are here already, it's just a matter of getting them off the bench and out on the playing field.