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Charts for circumnavigating Canada's Vancouver Island
I'm hoping for & planning a 4 week sail around Canada's Vancouver Island this summer. I checked on-line with the Canada Hydrographic Service for info regarding appropriate charts, (I'd bought the 3313 for the Gulf Islands the year before last, and thought ~$20 was a pretty nice fee for all that info.)
But CHS tells me this trip requires ~31 charts for this cruise. So I'm hoping someone out there has learned a way around this, 'cause spending 31X$20, $620 for charts to be used once, (yeah, next years dream is to sail or trailer to Caribbean...), goes against my grain.
I looked through a year of info here, and it appears as though Jackdale is really experienced in sailing this area, and had indeed asked for a list of charts the size I am, and there was no response, (that I can see, anyway).
So I'm not super optimistic there's a way around spending lots of $$$ for a one time use of charts, but would like to learn anything about this I can. (Dream #3 is the Mediterranean, and now I'm really wondering how charts are managed in that situation?)
And I'm a paper chart kind of guy-not much electronic gizmos/computers go on the boat with us.
Thanks for pondering this with me!