Originally Posted by Shoalwaters
Any suggestions of something user-friendly and free would be much appreciated.
I have seen a few great boater sites and agree they are a valuable resource... thinking about doing the same myself!
One of many free webhosts is Google Sites... here are a few links that might give you an idea what they can do.
I have used Google Sites to develop a site for an organization trying to save our marina... you can find / view it at Friends of Sampson Marina
I am not saying this is the best available - only one of many, but one I'm familiar with. Some +/-
+ Many-many existing templates available - you can start w/ an existing & modify it
+ Relatively easy to use if you have some computer savy
+ Easy to add to / modify as you go along
- No template will be exactly what you want
- URL address will be complex compared to fee based names
- Does take some computer familiarity and can be frustrating at times
Good Luck - let us know how it goes
Wikipedia - What is it and what does it do
Google Sites Review
A video tutorial on how to get started