October 2000 was a long time ago and the beginning here. I can say honestly that I have been on this board almost every day since then, for a while I had no idea how to use it and just lurked. Then I got into HP boating and used this site to it's fullest extent, even boat and sold two boats on it. This is like home. On a side note, I would love to welcome Troutly back, he deserves the benefit of the doubt.