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Old 19-10-2008, 12:55   #1
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Looking for West Coast Charts

Hi - Im looking to purchase used Charts from Cape Flattery to Cabo
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Have you checked the NOAA website? You can download them elecronically and order the paper versions. Places like West Marine sell the paper versions.
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thanks for the info ,but I am looking for used charts to save some bucks. I would rather give some fellow cruier money for charts they might not need. cheers
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Old 19-10-2008, 22:42   #6
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Limmer, the NOAA charts in .enc format for the entire west coast are available for free from the US government. But it does mean you need to have useful access to a computer aboard your boat.
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You can get some used charts and other stuff at Mariners exchange (used stuff) at Steveston, B.C. Close to your home.
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Lancerbye: Where's the Mariner's Exchange in Steveston? There's also Popeye's, but I don't know if they also have charts. A place down in Seattle, near Shilshole, used to have a huge pile of used charts along with a good selection of quality used gear.
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Mariners Xchange is in the heart of the Steveston Village at 12220 2nd Ave, phone number 604 271-2284. They have a lot of used marine gear, about twice the size of Popeye's in North Van.

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Eesh!

I'll decide whether or no to thank you after I've been there... ::carefully leaves cc at home::
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I have a perfectly good Icom radar system in consignment there for cheap if you are interested. Changed from a CRT type to an LCD type for mounting consideration.
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I have a perfectly good Icom radar system in consignment there for cheap if you are interested. Changed from a CRT type to an LCD type for mounting consideration.
Heh. No, my highest priority is actually a replacement hob for the galley, not electronics. But I have a real hard time in a good used gear shop because I can see a bazillion things which would be cool to have at prices I can almost afford... ::has dreams of finding a satcom system for a couple hundred bucks::


Radar is one of those things I know could be useful in our regions, but on a 25' boat and with limited time to focus on the many skills and know
ledgebases involved in being chief cook and bottle washer (and navigator, cheng, deckhand, cargo super, yardboy...) I don't think I have space, budget, or could honestly give it enough attention to improve my safety more than marginally - it may even give me a false sense of security and convince me to head out when I should hang around on the hook for safer conditions.
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I'm thinking of using Bellingham Chart Printers,2/3 reproduction B/W charts to back up my electronics.$1200. for my whole cruise sounds like good value.Anyone used these charts?
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Nope. I got some b/w chart copies from Armchair Sailor in Seattle a very long time ago. The paper quality was clearly inferior to that used by NOAA after a couple years afloat, thicker softer and showing wear and tear.

Where are you heading? The reason I ask is most of the US charts have been made available in "chart booklet" form, to be printed on a home computer, for example the Pacific Region BookletCharts. If you're just looking for paper backups, this could save you some bucks. You could even get some really good paper 3-hole punched and put them in nice ring binders.
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I tired those printed charts years ago and found them very hard to use. Hard to discerne coastline from fathom line etc etc. I would take a 20 year old used chart above that anyday. Maybe they have improved.... For the origianl poster, I need to look, I may still have all my Seattle to Baja charts somewhere, cant remember if I sold them years ago. PS: Once inside Cabo, Charlies Charts and couple general charts are about all you need.
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