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Old 11-01-2009, 20:43   #1
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Going to Dominica

Need to know where to buy up to date charts.I have psea windplot 2 plotter.Iam starting out from radio island nc.Could also use any waypoints any would like to share.
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Bluewater Charts and Books is usually capable of supplying whatever you need.
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For paper charts...suggest the CYC chart packs for the Caribe. They have waypoints printed on them and they are the same waypoints the Doyle guides use.
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Hello, fvdorisjean. Welcome to Cruisers Forum.

It'd help to know a little more about your intended route so we can give you info that matches your plans. Are you planning to make a passage directly from Radio Island, NC to Dominica, with no stops? Ultimately headed for Portsmouth, or Roseau? When do you plan to depart?
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CRUISING GUIDE To The DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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CRUISING GUIDE To The DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
by Julian Roe & Frank Virgintino
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Old 14-01-2009, 14:35   #5
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We are going nonstop to roseau then unload and go to Portsmouth.I am puting on fuel and supplies and leaving from Radio Island.I should underway in 2 weeks.My boats draft is over 9 ft.She is a vary good sea boat.Thank You
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fvd:
Here's another good source(s) for charts etc:
Maryland Nautical Sales sells nautical charts - nautical books - navigation instruments etc 10% discount on all on-line orders. 800-596-7245

Here are some very knowledgeable sailors with personal exp
Welcome to Waypoint--Nautical Books, Software, Charts, and More

Also Doyle's excellent Cruising Guide:
Cruising Guide to Trinidad and Tobago

Dominica - Jewel off the beaten path - so much to see & do inland especially if you like to hike & tour.

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Once you get across the Gulf Stream, I'd head for the Anegada Passage between BVI and Anguilla, once through it, then straight down on the Caribbean side, west of Saba, to Roseau.

Waypoints:

Anegada Passage approach 1845.616 N 06344.117 W
Anegada Passage south
1732.625 N 06323.508 W
Roseau Dominica
1518.194 N 6124.979 W

Chuteman suggested Chris Doyle's Cruising Guide to the Windward Islands. It's a very good source of info on services, etc. ashore, as well as local sailing instructions. Here are some links to Doyles website...

Cruising Dominica
Maps-Roseau & Portsmouth

If you need a reliable local contact in Portsmouth, let me know by PM. I know a young fellow there who you can trust to help you out with whatever you need locally. He has a bateau, and a van for land travel. I'd be happy to put you in touch with him.
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For whatever reason the Doyle link (above) says Trinidad & Tobago but if you click on it = it will show The Leeward Islands - Dominica being the last in the group - believe me I even found my way

Here's link to all the Guides
Caribbean Cruising Guides and Videos

Here's links to his Updates & Sailor comments on Leewards:
Updates Leeward Islands
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You mightalso be interested in the Free
CRUISING GUIDE To The DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
by Julian Roe & Frank Virgintino
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I lived in Dominica for a couple of years. Beautifull island, wonderfull people, but all my mail ended up in the DR. Gord, you didn't work in the Post Office in the late nineties did you?

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Thanks for all the info anymore would be nice as well.Thanks
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In Portsmouth (Prince Rupert Bay), Martin Carriere is an excellent guide and will help you with anything you need there. Martin is a very knowledgeable, reliable, and honest young man.

Martin Carierre
VHF 16 call sign "Providence"
phone: 1-767-445-3008
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Hi thank you all so much this has been a big help.I am vary happy with all the info from this site.As a work boat captain I have not done alot of just for fun cruising but now I am starting to just go out for fun.My boat is slow she is made for dragging but she is good on fuel for her size I have a detuned 1271 DD in her and a 12 kw genset.
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Happy cruising...I am in Roseau right now...I'd highly recommend Hud's suggestion of Martin in Portsmouth....
Also in Roseau you will need to tie to a mooring as it is very deep right into the beach and rocky with stones as well....Look for Seacat on Ch 16 or Roots as they are both good guys who will help with everything...

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