Originally Posted by nortonscove
Late June this year we embarked upon a trip to what had originally been Battle Harbour in southern Labrador. Due to time constraints and a 6 day wait for reasonable weather in Griquet on the Northern Peninsula we decided to head
back to face the humdrum once again...reluctantly I might add. The two things that emerged during this voyage was exactly how poorly our electronic charts performed once we had gotten three days out
and that most insurance
companies do not cover you above a given imaginary line on those charts. We had found out after deciding to turn back that we were in fact a mere 7 nms from this point. A word of warning for those with ambitions of seeing the big land. All told though despite the cold easterly winds we suffered it was a very fun trip and I would encourage any with those designs to go.
What kind of e-charts were you using? I had a combination of C-Map
in my plotter, and Navionics
on an iPad
, and I found them to be pretty decent, all things considered... Other than the odd 'blank spot' in C-Map
likely due to 'stitching' between different charts, I can't recall
any real problems, or glaring errors...
Labrador is certainly one place where I would not want to be without paper charts, however... ;-) As costly as an inventory of CHS charts will be, they are superb, and from my perspective the best form of "insurance" one can have when heading up that coast...
Better luck next time, hope you plan to give it another go... In southern Labrador, I'd also suggest a stop in Henley Harbor... I got weathered in there for a couple of days on my way north, turned out to be one of my favorites. A beautiful, haunting place...