Posting threads under the brand-specific forum of your boat will produce the best results, not only from YF members, but from around the Internet. If anyone uses a search engine like Google to look for information on the brand name of your boat (such as Bertram, Viking, Carver, etc.), these keywords will place YachtForums at or near the top of the results, therefore you will get far more exposure than just the members of YachtForums alone. More web EXPOSURE for your thread means a better chances of getting answers. INDEXING is not a simple matter. Often, thread titles are not well thought-out. If you don't use keywords specific to your boat or issue, you may not meet the common search and trigger criteria of web crawlers and search engines, therefore you end up with a low number of people viewing your thread. Be specific when titling threads!!! Please post to your brand-specific forum!