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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
WERE. They WERE aquainted.

But time moves on. So has information.
Wow, you don't have the slightest clue who Steve Pavlidis is, or what he does, do you?

And, if Don Street's knowledge is no longer relevant to the Caribbean, then why do his Imray-Iolaire charts remain the Gold Standard of charts of the Greater and Lesser Antilles today? Which charts have superseded them? Which charts does your own electronic nav software use, that might be so far superior, and left Street's so far in the dust?

From Landfall Navigation's site:


Before the development of the Imray-Iolaire chart series, navigation information for the Eastern Caribbean had been generally poor with chart coverage haphazard and no single authority providing complete coverage of harbors and anchorages suitable for cruisers. Most official charts are based on nineteenth century surveys and have too little updated information. The Imray-Iolaire series meets the growing demand for a standardized series of charts for the Caribbean Sea.

For this Caribbean series, Imray has enlisted the aid of the well known Donald Street Jr. who has spent over thirty years chartering, cruising and exploring in Iolaire, his 93 year old engineless wooden Yawl. He has taken his unique knowledge of the passages, harbors, and anchorages, from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins in the north to the Venezuelan coast in the south, and applied it to these charts. His cruising guides are the definitive text for cruisers in the area.
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