Now that I am pretty close to buying
my first sailboat, and wandering the world... I have begun looking into which paper charts
I will need (and a chartplotter
... but that is a different story). My plans are to sail the Caribean for a few years, and then who knows where.
Not knowing where I am going to be sailing exactly makes it difficult to buy the charts
I need. I don't want to spend alot of extra money
on charts that will never be used. How does one decide what to start out with, and how easy is it to gather charts along the way?
I imagine you figure out your plan, and then purchase
the approiate charts for the places you intend on visiting. Large ones for general areas, and bigger scale charts for the specific destinations. There are so many though that it overwhelms me alot. Is there a chartbook for areas, most of what I am finding are individual charts, and not books
of areas. What happens when you hear about an awesome place which you don't have a chart for, and you want to go there, and your current
port does not have charts for there?
Growing up on boats, we had charts for everywhere we were going to think about being. For an area like the Caribe... that could be alot of $. What do you do?