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St Anna
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Hiya TDW.

OK, my 2 cents worth. (& they dont make 2c anymore). I dont have the latest or anywhere near the latest editions.

Patricks book is wonderful but some of the mud maps have the wrong scale or perspective.

Lucas is good - but you need the updates. Some of his bar/river crossing in far NQ are now quite wrong but you wouldnt go blindly anyway

Colfelds book is great. Some credit should be due to Harry Smith (the CO of the diggers at Long tan and a great sailor) who was a co-surveyor for the book.

NT cruising guide - by Knight is way out of date but nowhere near as poor as some of the charts. Need a good echo sounder and polarized eyeballs!

All these guides are the stuff that dreams are made of - plot and plan and then go. We did (7 years ago)


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