Beyond The Pale
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Re: What to do with old charts and chart-kits?
Wallpaper. I'm not kidding.
I know an old guy who wallpapered one wall of his Den with old Charts. Wallpaper paste below, and varnish on top.
It may seem rather frivolous, but his plotted courses in pencil remain intact, underneath the varnish.
I have a bunch of Pre-War Admiralty Charts. (Petulantly, the coast of Ireland still shows Kingstown, instead of Dún Laoghaire.)
Unfortunately, my Den is floor to Ceiling Bookcases. So...
Flooring? Lay them down instead of carpeting, and Epoxy over them? For sensitive reasons, I don't see why a throw-rug couldn't be placed over Coastal Cuba, or Texas.