I've researched the NIMA (NGA) / BA charts
for the area and read thru as many threads as I could find..one could spend a small fortune on charts
who's accuracy I gather is somewhat questionable,and it seems some of the cruising guides
such as Raines/Freya/Pavlidis and Bauhaus for Panama
offer better large scale navigation
Currently in the SE Bahamas
. It's lookin like we're onto the windward passage
down to either Jamaica
or the south coast of DR. From there, who knows. I'm trying to gather as many materials as practical before heading back down to the boat in two weeks.
Any suggestions welcome! I've got the NV charts and Doyle's guides for the eastern caribe. Explorer charts for the bahamas
were obviously wonderful. Should I suck it up and buy the NIMA charts for the western caribe? Are British Admiralty better? It looks like tidesend.com offers reasonable NIMA packages in a couple area folios. They're 2/3s size and black & white, so I know they're not gonna be the bees knees, but hey.
Imray looks great for the entire eastern caribe, but damn..$$!