Hey, Yankee ive been playing Trocpico 2 for about since 2 years ago, and i could help you.First, try to place a few extra corn farms, so you have a surplus of corn, then you dont need to worry to much later. Then get the cheapest and lowest entertainmant built near docks (so piartes dont have to walk so far). Then while or before the entertainment is being built, set the cots to "Middling rates". Try to get a Schoonor as quick a possiable. Then get a full raitons and raid some towns. Then get weapons up and dont rush building places.
Once, you have a stable Ecomony, build firagtes or brigs, dont matter,( i like firgate:D) and get them full crews of good shipmen. Build the Schools and train your fleets to get a maxinum average in their most used attack ablitlty. Thats all you really need to get good ecomany and good raids.
Though i dont recomend it, i know the cheats for the game, dont use them unless you must!!!
P.S. Hold Shift and Ctrl while typing these in and then lift up your fingers!.
Thats all i remember, ill add your topic so i can give tips, CYA