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Old 25-09-2009, 17:34   #1
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Charts, South Pacific

Any good avises on charts for crossing the Pacific (Panama/Nicaragua-Galapagos-Fiji). B/W copies any good? 2/3 size charts liekwise as good? Where and what to buy if you already have Digital mapping for everything, exclusive Galapagos?

Any experience witht the packages found on:
http://www.tidesend.com/index.lasso?page=folios_detail&record_id=6636
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Old 25-09-2009, 18:16   #2
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We cruised Panama to NZ via FP, Cooks, Tonga with mostly xerox copies (made while in Panama - 1.2 USD per full size copy) and electronic back up - it is either empty space or so much coral you go by the eye.

Used French charts, US some UK too. In my opinion French and US best, UK just soso.

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and guide books

PS there are plenty of guide books that help a lot in planning and are fun to read, e.g:

- Landfalls of Paradise,
- Pacific Crossing Guide,
- Pacific Anchorages,
and so on.

We also had a copy of something called (I believe) Charlie's Charts and it sucked. Also, in 1000 Pacific Anchorades the sketches were .... well, just sketches, but I can still recommend this book.

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