- - Just a note - You will be competing with several established cruising information sites that are not all that well maintained but are "old-timers" in the info arena including: Noonsite; Sailing Wiki; Cruising Wiki(?); SSCA Port Guides and several others. Then there are the on-line cruising guides
which are on-line because there is not enough market to take them to print. Finally the established printed Cruising Guides
with their own update websites.
- - Your endeavor is an admirable endeavor but realistically you can expect very little traffic unless you are willing to make it a generational project
here for the "long run." Taking all the time to build the website and then not getting long term traffic volume will probably degrade your website's "advertising" income
, if any, and your interest in "staying the cours." And then the website is abandoned or you forget about it.
- - All over the web are websites with similar information - but the information is "hot-linked" or other obsolete or defunct "origin" sites. So you find the exact same words repeated over and over through dozens of websites. IMHO that is why the "www" is sometimes a lousy source of valid information.
- - Sorry for the "rain on your parade" - I just would like to offer a bit of realism of the competition you will face so you can evaluate if the effort is worth the results. The "main names" in cruising guides and web-based cruiser info-operations have established a web of cruisers feeding them updates (me included) and notices of new changes which are collated, compared and then revisions to the main product are issued. Things change sometimes rapidly and sometimes slowly - it is a lot of work to keep up.