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post #91 of 95 Old 12-18-2011
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I'm not familiar with the Richardsons chart book, and don't know what particular features that made them desirable. If it's because of the convenience factor of having a book, don't forget that NOAA currently has an experimental BookletChart product that can be downloaded for free and printed onto normal 8.5x11 paper. I've done this for my sailing area using two-sided printing and stapled them into a book form. They're very nice to have around for planning and reference:

NOAA BookletCharts for Great Lakes

Note that 14961 covers all of Lake Superior, and there are numerous others giving more detail on sections of the lake.
I always make printout booklets as well and have a little inkjet aboard just for this purpose. One big advantage of doing this is that you can make a 200% blow-up if needed. I make all my notes on them as well to later be transferred to log. Very handy.

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Flash!!! I just got my Snail Mail and My Lake Superior chart book from Corvus Marine LLC has come. With a extra DVD on Lake Superior, Never thought I would see it .Thank you! And I did get a chart Book--WoW! ---Dale

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Re: What's going on with Kelly Hanson sails?

Guess I just "got lucky!" I bought main, 110 and assym from Kelly Hanson a couple of years ago. All were built in Barbados and are beautiful, custom designed sails that were very inexpensive. Good service too (although they weren't quick, I must say they adhered to their "promised deadlines") The asymmetrical "cruising spinnaker" was fully tri-radial and came with a "sock" or "dousing sleeve." The main had all the features I requested from the alloy headboard, top two full battens, draft stripe, two reefs, loose foot, good strong radial-construction "corners" with webbing and s.s. rings, webbed luff slugs w/s.s. bails and a good clew slug fit for a much larger sail than anything you'd ever need on a humble Catalina 22. If Art Kelly is "listening" Bob Burnham in Florida sez "hi!" I recently had good results with Far East Sails who also uses Challenge Performance Cruise sailcloth. Again, every feature desired executed perfectly, tho, again, not instantly. Good communication---in effect, the customer "designs" the sail, even as to draft chords and placements, construction, etc. and FES simply "stitches up" what you want. I'm currently considering Peak's "Generator 165" and don't "worry" about gettin' ripped off---that's what credit cards are for--they're an absolute "fire-wall" between you and unscrupulous vendors! Visa's maximum buyer liability, for instance is only $50.00 an' if you ain't got fifty bucks you probably shouldn't be playin' with "blow boats" ta begin with. Jes' sayin1 .....
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Re: What's going on with Kelly Hanson sails?

bobby -
Judging from the age of this thread I'm guessing you bought your Kelly-Hanson sails in 2011 or earlier.

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