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Join Date: May 2010
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What I made for this purpose works pretty well for plotting courses and positions in the cockpit: I took two pieces of veneer about two feet by three feet and one same size sheet of clear acrylic. I drilled holes at the top, and made the sheets like leaves in a book, with zip-ties for a binding. The top is the clear acrylic sheet and the other two below.
I store the charts I will be needing later in the day between the two "pages" of veneer, and the chart I am using between the veneer and the clear acrylic.
I write on top of the clear acrylic with different coled wax pencils. It wipes off easily enough.
It fits right on the cockpit floor, and remains there (given what weather). You can walk back and forth ontop of it and it doesn't hurt it in the slightest!!
When not in use, it slips under the starboard seabirth settee. Seawinds don't have a dedicated chart table (at least the Seawind I's don't...I think the Seawind II does), so I also use this same "chart portfolio" for in the main cabin.
Works great!! With all the needed charts either between the veneer "pages" or under the acrylic, nothing blows away.
"...and a star to steer her by."
Last edited by SoulVoyage; 05-11-2010 at 01:08 AM.