Welcome to the new Kayak Forum.
Somewhere around March 20, 2018 my service provider upgraded the operating system for the server containing the KayakForum. As a result, something broke. It didn't completely disable the forum, but it made it functionally unusable.
After a bit of back and forth, it was determined that there was nothing they could do to make it work. Unfortunately, the script I used to run the forum was fairly old, and the developer who maintained it had gone off to other adventures and the script was no longer supported.
To maintain the community I am implementing this new system. I don't like it nearly as well as the old BBS system, but it is a system I have some experience with so it was the quickest, most reliable solution available.
Please give it a try. I hope we can maintain the same great community of like minded kayak builders as the KayakForum has always been.