Thank you Jack for clarifying some of my misconceptions but if I understand correctly;
1/…Non-members can contribute to the Discussion Board on technical as well as useful information on cruising Destinations…but…
2/… You need to be a paid up member
, to reap the rewards of receiving cruising Information via the Bulletins that can be Organized and searched.
Seems to me that you are encouraging volunteer information from both members and non-members but then are using the |non-profit “Club format” to sell that information via membership
It is a ticklish problem to find the right balance and I don’t have the solution for packaging your services in a way that people can buy without becoming a member, butI would rather freely share my Cruising experiences here at CF with others who hopefully can reciprocate in one way or another.
Fair Winds !