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Old 04-05-2012, 18:31   #16
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Re: Queensland: What charts, guides, maps

Has anyone tried the memory map software and charts?
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Old 04-05-2012, 19:05   #17
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Has anyone tried the memory map software and charts?
Hi jm21 I have Memory Map on my PC onboard this system uses the same Vector charts as the Navy ( same as paper charts) so is a terrific back up to Cmap on my chart plotter. The M/M is a bit fussy to set up but once going it is just like all of the other planners and has boat on screen etc. If you were thinking of East coast Australia it is spot on.

Buuutttt I always use these systems to take me to visual and paper charts, never have a problem. The dockside sailors will probably have lots to say but I am out here doing it and the above is my experiance Cheers Jacko

The question asked in this thread about charts for Queesland I suggest that you have a look at the latest Cmap as it has great over head photos of lots of ports and mariners so you can see the entances etc. this is a real help for first timers Jacko
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Could you please elaborate on that statement for our education?

We have found Alan's advice to be quite conservative over the years, and optimistic seems a peculiar word to describe his guides.

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I just saw this.

Lucas was pretty much the original cruising guide for QLD, NG and NSW and elsewhere of course. Reading his stuff had to be a big influence why I wanted to get a boat and go cruising. I still enjoy his commentary and history and have great respect for him.

North from Noel Patricks guide, Lucas was pretty much all there is.


Now from my understanding, you have been most places up the coast and are an experienced cruiser. You know your comfort zone. I am fairly sure at some stage you have been sailing to a location you found in the guide and then felt the handbrake in your brain make you slow down and look around. Thats why I said the comment. A newby will likely be cautious.
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(...) I am fairly sure at some stage you have been sailing to a location you found in the guide and then felt the handbrake in your brain make you slow down and look around. Thats why I said the comment. A newby will likely be cautious.
"Lucas can be a little optimistic, lets leave it at that."

You can be a little vague, let's leave it at that!

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Re: Queensland: What charts, guides, maps

I have a Garmin 182C GPS.
I found it far better than the paper charts, A lot more detail.
The accuracy I could not fault,
When it said a rock was there, it certainly was, even submerged ones,

It was about half a mile out on the south side of the Burnett river At Bundaberg,
The only mistake that it had, It had me sailing along the beach,
But every where else, Spot on,

It goes from Darwin to Adelaide, The whole east coast of OZ, and with all depths, also accurate,
I did find that the depths were 2 feet deeper Than my depth sounder gave every where,

But 3 feet deep was 3 feet deep. On both, The 2 ft difference was only in deeper water,
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