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Old 12-08-2008, 18:12   #1
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Thumbs up NOAA's Experimental BookletChart™

Good news for those of us who dislike reliance on electronic charts!
NOAA's Experimental BookletChart™

The experimental BookletChart is made to help recreational boaters locate themselves on the water. It has been reduced in scale and divided into pages for convenience, but otherwise contains all the information of the full scale nautical chart. Bar scales have also been reduced in scale, and are accurate when used to measure distances in a BookletChart. Excerpts from the United States Coast Pilot are included, and chart notes are consolidated on a single page for easy reference. Emergency information for the charted area is printed on the back cover.

Download and Print BookletCharts™ for Free!!!
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Old 12-08-2008, 18:17   #2
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The lines on the "approxomate page index" are a mile off for the one I checked (11415, pg 14)............but who cares!!!!

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Very cool!
Print on 11 x 17" Ledger, if you can.
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They are printed across pages in a disjointed manner. When there is a chart that has insets or split areas, they sometimes have thin bands on one page and the rest on the other.

Warning: Even though these are PDFs, since the majority of it is raster images, they are big. The complete set of charts from Charleston to Savannah was about 130mb.

But, getting the most up-to-date charts for free overcomes the slight presentation problems. Thanks for posting! I've printed about 4 of them and will use them around Charleston, soon. They go further up the Wando river than either my electronic ones or the MapTech Chartkit.

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Old 25-08-2008, 13:10   #5
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Excellent! Thanks for posting this. I note that charts for Puerto Rico, the passage Islands and USVI are included. Nice, will definitely try this out. At a minimum these will be great supplements to my chartkits.
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They have not relased all of them yet but they do make a handy setup for the cockpit where a full sized chart might be too big to manage. Many don't get split that logically. They seem to have an automated process to slice up a normal chart.

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