Re: NOAA To Stop Printing Nautical Charts
The CHS (Canadian Hydrographic Service - equivalent to NOAA) stopped printing paper charts over a year ago. The print-on-demand charts that replaced them do not have as good definition in the fine print, the colour separation is inferior and the paper is flimsy; these charts will not last anywhere near as long on a small boat. Progress...
Yes I have a chart plotter, but you can't beat paper chatrs for voyage planning, gunk-holing or when the electrics fail.