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06-04-2008 03:53 AM
Idiens I have a wheelhouse with a full sized chart table, the charts fit below its lid.
06-04-2008 01:27 AM
negrini Keep mine on Navionics socket, ready for deployment. Paper are sucked in a PVC tube somewhere out of my sight.
06-03-2008 07:55 PM
Faster Full size charts we fold and keep in large ziplock bags for all-weather cockpit use... Chartbooks we keep in similar clear plastic, opened to the appropriate pages.

No room/space to stow rolled charts.
06-03-2008 07:51 PM
Plumper I am fortunate to have chart drawers built in. They hold many charts with two folds. It was a smart move by the previous owner.
06-03-2008 07:29 PM

Mywife is an artist...She has these "portfolio" bags that work wonderfully for charts. Max of 2 folds. Stores flat. Good luck!
06-03-2008 07:04 PM
sailingdog Most charts won't fit in a clipboard. I'm not a big fan of rolling them up, and think storing them flat is a much better idea. Personally, I like the Maptech waterproof chart kits. They come with software for a PC and are relatively easy to store.

Best invention I've seen so far was a clear plexiglass overlay for the chart table, and it allowed you to "write" on the chart with a grease pencil/china marker.
06-03-2008 06:25 PM
Bermuda30 I keep mine rolled in a thin-wall PVC tube above the dinette table. Sticky notes ID each via ends. When in use, they slide under an acrylic cover on the dinette table top. Generally don't use them in the cockpit, just write notes for the next several moves/headings on a erasable board that clips onto my pedestal.
06-03-2008 05:31 PM
brak I mainly use chartbooks - for Chesapeake my chart book looks kinda like a road atlas. Same for ICW - and spiral bound.
06-03-2008 04:47 PM
chucklesR Maptech sells a 'kit' that has all the charts I need, comes with a big zippy thingee to keep them in. I leave it on top of my chart table which is big enough to hold them flat.
Maptech Chart Kit #4 - Chesapeake And Delaware Bays The Binnacle: Your Complete Online Marine Store
My other charts are on my Navionics Platinum SD card.
06-03-2008 04:46 PM
Originally Posted by LarryandSusanMacDonald View Post
and we keep them under the mattress. Flat and handy.
this is why I have 3 bean balls and a beanbag ashtray
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