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Equipment + Charts-Paper & Digital
(Why do real live humans, who are seeking the assistance of other live humans, choose not to use at least their first name? Just seems so strange...)
Assuming the digital charts were purchased in the 1996 timeframe, they''re probably Maptech charts. But it would be helpful to be more specific about what you have. If they cover offshore waters (e.g., the Caribbean) they are probably still highly useable, as charts are infrequently revised by NIMA (formerly DMA) and many island nations & countries have few nav aids to begin with, and even the ones that do exist are often unreliable. Depths, bottom contours, lat/long coordinates etc. OTOH change little if at all. In short, offshore charts may be more marketable, depending on what areas they cover.
Paper charts of U.S. coastal waters purchased in 1996 are probably of less value, not only since they''re more dated and NOAA updates them more often, but also chart kits now are quite cost effective and they''d be the competing product any buyer would consider when looking at your collection.
But why get rid of any of them? Why not hold onto them until you''re certain of how you''ll use your schooner?
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