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Kredit - I think we will be either checking in or out at Bergen - so we will indeed be in your area!

America Yacht Europa - Hi there. Although we are in America, the boat is currently in Scotland. We are not looking for crew, we are a husband and wife team and like to keep the romance of just two on the boat :-) Good luck in your travels

All other interested parties. We have the Navionics CF/49XG chip which covers the whole of Norway for our Raymarine chartplotter, and we have the following paper charts for the Fijord we are planning to spend our time -

Chart N307 / NW0307 -Stavanger - Florø
Chart N121 / NW0121 (was N251) -Ytre Sognefjorden Utgått!!
Chart N122 / NW0122 (was N252) - Indre Sognefjorden Utgått!!

There are Admiralty charts also of the area, we have no experience, but are advised they are not as good as the Norwegian (Statens Kartverk) charts.

We are currently in America, and there seems to be no American supplier for these charts. The Statens Kartverk has an online order form - where you can order charts and have them delivered from Norway - but we found this difficult to Navigate, and spent a lot of time trying to translate Norwegian into English (Learn basic Norwegian in on our to do list!). An email to the Norwegian company provided a number of companies that could supply charts to us - one was in Canada - but unfortunately the would not take a credit card order, and wanted to charge extra to accept a check or a bank transfer (our bank also wanted to charge for a bank transfer to Canada - and the fees for this alone would have been $70). Eventually we decided to purchase on line from a Scottish company (the Inverness branch of Thomas Gunn, and received EXCELLENT service); we'll have the charts delivered to the boat yard we are hauled out at, and will spend a couple of weeks recommissioning the boat. We left it too late to get the charts delivered to the USA before we were to leave.

Here are some links for chart suppliers for the next person in the same situation

Nautisk Forlag > Home

Thomas Gunn Navigation Services Ltd: admiralty charts, navigation, nautical, compass

Marine Press of Canada
> Marine Press of Canada , 640 ST-Paul Street West, Suite 300,
> Montreal H3C 1L9, Canada,
> Tlf. 00 15 48 66 83 42 Fax 00 15 14 86 69 050,

most interesteWe did indeed find paper charts

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