poor mans nautical charts - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 12-06-2007 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
poor mans nautical charts

Does anyone know where to find the best deal on caribbean nautcal charts? I'd like to sail from the gulf of mexico to grenada and that involves buying alot of charts.
pherpher85 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 12-06-2007
Broad Reachin'
 
kwaltersmi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 1,925
Thanks: 1
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
There's a site somewhere where you can download, view and print the NOAA charts. I forget the site address. Do you have a laptop onboard? Also, try eBay for used charts.

Catalina 34

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kwaltersmi is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 12 Old 12-06-2007
Senior Member
 
Freesail99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Freesail99
NOAA charts are not going to help him much in the Caribbean. Guide books would be a source of cheaper charts and other useful information. But charts are not a place to pinch a penny.

S/V Scheherazade
-----------------------
I had a dream, I was sailing, I was happy, I was even smiling. Then I looked down and saw that I was on a multi-hull and woke up suddenly in a cold sweat.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Freesail99; 12-06-2007 at 07:39 PM.
Freesail99 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 12 Old 12-06-2007
Broad Reachin'
 
kwaltersmi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 1,925
Thanks: 1
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Maybe they weren't NOAA then. I do recall downloading free charts of the Caribbean about a year ago from somewhere online. I'm sure someone will chime in.

Catalina 34

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kwaltersmi is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 12 Old 12-06-2007
.
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 10,851
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 13
         
You really shouldn't be saving on something as important as an updated chart, specially for a passage.

Save on boose cigarettes or hookers, but don't shave on your safety. Not worth it.

Get the best, not the cheapest.
Giulietta is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 12 Old 12-06-2007
moderate?
 
camaraderie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 16
     
The Maptech/CYC chart packs are the cheapest and best charts for the Caribe. See here:
http://www.maptech.com/water/chartki...cfm?infopg=buy

skimp on other stuff...not this!

you can also get 2/3 sized b&W printed charts here which are current but not as easy to see...but will get you there:
http://www.tidesend.com/caribbean_folios.htm
camaraderie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 12 Old 12-06-2007
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
Skimping on charts is a good way to find some well known rocks... I'd second the Maptech chart packs/kits/books that Cam pointed out.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 12 Old 12-07-2007
humble pie rat
 
CapnHand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Location, Location
Posts: 867
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
There must surely be a place called 'Poor Man's Reef' named for people who sought to save money on charts.

There are 10 kinds of people. Those who understand binary and those who don't.
CapnHand is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 12 Old 12-07-2007
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
Nah, but we'll name one for Pherpher85 when he goes aground using restaurant placemats to navigate.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 12 Old 12-07-2007
Senior Member
 
sailboy21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: SE Alaska
Posts: 722
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Destruction Island, one of my favs.

Charts are expensive.. thats why the Navy keeps their set from 1975 and just pencils in changes (yeah, thats how its done) We did a celestial nav & DR only exercise from Hawaii to San Diego. Of course the skipper was using GPS. We were "only 60 miles" off by the time we started closing in on the coast. They JO's that managed that feat actually got a job well done speech for that.. 60 miles.. on a ship....
sailboy21 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advanced Electronic Charting Jim Sexton Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 12-01-2004 07:00 PM
Choosing Charts Paul & Sheryl Shard Seamanship Articles 0 04-30-2003 08:00 PM
Electronic Charts 101 Jim Sexton Seamanship Articles 0 10-29-1999 08:00 PM
Electronic Charts 101 Jim Sexton Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-29-1999 08:00 PM
Electronic Charts 101 Jim Sexton Cruising Articles 0 10-29-1999 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome