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Old 17-10-2006, 11:27   #1
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Used Charts

Planning to make the trip from Galveston to Belize in the next year or so and I'm trying to accumulate some paper charts, any suggestions, I don't really want to buy new if I can help it. Thanks in advance.
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Old 17-10-2006, 14:45   #2
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Walk the docks in Galviston and ask to speak with the second mate on the commercial ships. The second mate is responsible for keeping the ship's charts up-to-date. It is now "illegal" to keep old charts on the bridge of commercial ships and the second mates are usually quite happy to get rid of old paper charts.

Good luck,

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Old 28-11-2006, 16:47   #3
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A great source for old charts...easier than walking the docks

In preparing for my 2003 trip I contacted a seller I noticed on ebay selling charts in qty's of 2-3 . I emailed him and told him I needed LOTS of charts and gave him 3 months to get them together with my travel plans. He then mailed me at one time huge qty's of charts for $1.50 ea.
I'd go that way again. And as the previous poster he was a merchant marine.

However we used Garmin Bluecharts every day.........Never the paper
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