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03-17-2013 05:49 PM
Re: Charts and Maps of the ICW

A little out of context, because it's a summary of a presentation we made at SSCA last autumn. But here is some information about where to find information: internet links, and costs for paper guidebooks and charts: Life Afloat Archives: Sources of Information for the ICW Trip
03-17-2013 05:22 PM
Re: Charts and Maps of the ICW

Welcome to Sailnet, I see that you recently joined.
The post that you are taking offense to was posted in 2008, I believe the offensive post was placed by a fellow that no longer visits SN. 8-)

As for ICW info, it runs from Norfolk Virginia to somewhere near Galveston Texas. The Salty Southeast Cruisers Network is a very active, frequently updated, easy to use web based site that spans the ICW. Active Captain is also very good on the ICW for an internet based source. Skipper Bob's is probably one of the most respected sources of info in print and there are many more cruising guides in print that are very good. I used the full size Maptech chart for planning the ICW and kept a smaller guide at hand while traveling. Maptech gave me the large picture for planning and the smaller guide was good for referencing as I was going along.

03-17-2013 05:21 PM
Re: Charts and Maps of the ICW

Active Captain is what I think will help you a lot and it is free. It is one of the best resources for the east coast ICW.
03-17-2013 05:08 PM
Re: Charts and Maps of the ICW

Tranq, this thread happened back in 2008. Most of them are probably long gone by now. Don't despair. Things have changed for the better. Mostly.
03-17-2013 04:33 PM
Re: Charts and Maps of the ICW

I am ASTONISHED at the arrogance of a few in this thread!! I just finished writing in my Blog, of how the sailing community is tight knit and always willing to help each other!

Seriously? The ICW easy to find anything out about?? I've researched for over a month now, on what the ICW route is. All I've found was small, poorly detailed maps, of PART of the system. Each map appears to show it running along the eastern coast, unless you can find maps that will expand. Yes, if I put the whole thing together, I'll figure it out. But seriously people, if you do have time for someone asking the question, how do you have time to write the response?? The arogance of calling someone out is bad, but I can say first hand, this example demonstrates the arrogance in vivid colour! Thankfully, my experience of the genorosity of the sailing community overwhelms the arrogance, and my overall opinion remains unchanged... but shame on the few just the same.
02-12-2011 02:19 AM
algaebiodiesel sail harbor marina in savannah GA is right on the ICW and very economical as well as super friendly! I have a slip here for my 35' alburg and am very happy with the marina.
06-04-2010 07:55 AM
svHyLyte The Cruiser's Net Website at Cruiser's Net is focused entirely on the ICW. One should be able to find about everything one needs to know.

06-03-2010 04:21 PM
Well... Yes and No..

Hello reader. I am new to your forum.

I am from canada, and I just bought a boat in Hudson Florida... I have been searching for days on the net exactly as Waveride24 did... And guess what? NOAA charts does not give a clue about the intracoastal waterway... Yes I foudn all kinds of books to buy... But the iossue was to fond precise informations like waypoints and charts to navigate the ICW FOR FREE... I am not a beginner in that domain, but still, nothing crunchy to be found...

The link other members of the forum gives... are fine for some purpose, but I could not find either a single site with everything at once
11-04-2008 02:15 PM
sailingdog Well said Marc.
11-04-2008 01:41 PM
Originally Posted by gershel View Post
I don't know why finding info on the ICW was so hard, that you had to resort to asking for help on this bulletin board. With all the info available, I wonder why you had to "pull teeth" to find it? How many minutes of reseach did you actually do?
Sorry for coming across so bad, but to me, cruising under sail has been something I've been interested most of my adult life, even way before I was able to afford my own boat. Also , before there was an internet.
My feeling about this poster is, that he is lazy about educating himself about things that he is "supposedly" interested in. Almost everyone on this board, including newbies, has shown that they are passionate enough about sailing and are constantly absorbing everything about it.
Also, in the original post, the word FREE wasn't mentioned once. For me, that would have changed the whole tone of the post.
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