Hotboat's forum is back up. Personally after all the crap they pulled, I don't have much interest. However just as an FYI most all the old posts are still there. They're coming up minus pictures, but still there.
If there's any techie type stuff you missed having, it can be found on a search.
Apparently I had been watching a post (don't know why because it's of no interest to me now) and I got an email notification that someone had hit the thread.