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Old 24-11-2016, 07:38   #1
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Guyana Charts

Anyone has charts for Guyana?
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Old 24-11-2016, 08:01   #2
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Anyone has charts for Guyana?
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You may ask marinux at tuxfamiliy.org
He lives there.

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Old 25-11-2016, 09:40   #3
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You may ask marinux at tuxfamiliy.org
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Nothing available. In the good old days there were only field sheet available.
If any one had i would be interested.
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Old 25-11-2016, 10:45   #4
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That's what is available from the ENC portfolio:
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Old 26-11-2016, 11:29   #5
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If you sign up as a member of Free charts, tide tables and pilotage : from Visit My Harbour you will be able to view the BA charts for the area.

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Old 26-11-2016, 11:59   #6
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We went up the Essequibo River almost as far as Bartica last Decemer. The BA charts are massively out of date, as are all electronic charts we were able to find. The best resource we found was the Chris Doyle Cruising Guide - his GPS waypoints and advice were good as far as Eddie Grant's Island, but there had been some shifting of bars north of that point which ended up with us badly aground for a few days.
The paper charts and digital charts are useful for giving you a (VERY) rough idea of the edges of the river and the islands and landmarks, but the depths and sandbar locations are all wrong. We found that the river banks had also shifted by up to .2nm from the charted positions. Also note that the BA paper charts are NOT WGS 84, you will need to apply a correction to them to be able to plot from GPS.
We could not find a published tide table online that matched our observed tides on the river, at either Parika or Bartica.
Go read the digital updates on his website as well, we wrote a fairly detailed summary of our info from last December there. If you are going in a relatively shallow draft boat (< 8 feet) shouldn't be too hard, just only move on the flood tide so if you do hit you can just wait until you float off. We had an 11' draft and struggled. That being said, there is a channel (un-buoyed) that carries at least 13' at HW past Bartica that is used by small coasters and barges, so another option for deeper draft vessels would be to wait for one of these to pass (seemed to be at least every other day) and then follow one up or down river, taking waypoints as you go.
Guyana was pretty awesome though - really wish we'd had shallower draft and more time to explore - super friendly people and beautiful country.
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Old 26-11-2016, 17:28   #7
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We went up the Essequibo River almost as far as Bartica last Decemer. The BA charts are massively out of date, as are all electronic charts we were able to find. The best resource we found was the Chris Doyle Cruising Guide - his GPS waypoints and advice were good as far as Eddie Grant's Island, but there had been some shifting of bars north of that point which ended up with us badly aground for a few days.
The paper charts and digital charts are useful for giving you a (VERY) rough idea of the edges of the river and the islands and landmarks, but the depths and sandbar locations are all wrong. We found that the river banks had also shifted by up to .2nm from the charted positions. Also note that the BA paper charts are NOT WGS 84, you will need to apply a correction to them to be able to plot from GPS.
We could not find a published tide table online that matched our observed tides on the river, at either Parika or Bartica.
Go read the digital updates on his website as well, we wrote a fairly detailed summary of our info from last December there. If you are going in a relatively shallow draft boat (< 8 feet) shouldn't be too hard, just only move on the flood tide so if you do hit you can just wait until you float off. We had an 11' draft and struggled. That being said, there is a channel (un-buoyed) that carries at least 13' at HW past Bartica that is used by small coasters and barges, so another option for deeper draft vessels would be to wait for one of these to pass (seemed to be at least every other day) and then follow one up or down river, taking waypoints as you go.
Guyana was pretty awesome though - really wish we'd had shallower draft and more time to explore - super friendly people and beautiful country.
I was there long time ago and the scenery was quite wild at the time but worth to be seen. If you have an electronic copy of some sort I would be interested. that would remind me the good old days.
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Old 27-11-2016, 09:50   #8
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That is not much better eider and so Visit my Harbour. I thing these part of the world have been neglected for quite some time.
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Maybe google earth and GE2KAP is your best friend for these areas, as an addition for the maps that you might have for this area.

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