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Old 01-22-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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Well we have 8 weeks to go before we move on to the boat full time on the other side of the world and start our cruising adventure. Of the million and one things to do and lot already done I am having trouble finding electronic charts at a reasonable price for the Coconut Milk Run (Mexico, Cental + South America, Pacific Islands and Australasia). Can anyone help? I have been trawling Ebay and have managed to pick up charts for the rest of the World (Blue Chart Atlantic) (Europe,Africa, Asia) but not for where I am going.

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Old 01-23-2009, 10:50 PM   #2
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Get in touch with Anne at Sea Breeze Books for electronic and paper charts. link (888) 449-7011

She's an experienced mariner and she owns that bookstore. She routinely outfits everyone from cruise ships and mega yachts down to day sailors with exactly the current charts and book resources that they need. I'm always amazed at the research she does to support her customers cruising the world's oceans. I often stop in her store for a chart or book and always ask what "package" she's putting together for a cruiser or mega yacht. Fun to learn about the travels of others.

Tell her your budget woes--she is used to cruisers and knows we're a frugal bunch--and ask her to get you what you need at a minimum NOW and for advice regarding the rest. You do have 8 weeks and you might find another cruiser with charts that you can purchase. Further, you might be able to swap charts with cruisers to get the detail you need of particular areas. I would NOT rely on electronic charts alone. I hope that you have all your paper charts in order???? This, IMHO, is far more important to you. You can't count on electronic charts and a GPS to keep you out of harms way--you'll need your paper charts too.

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What format are you looking for?
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Thanks for the replies. Not sure what you mean about format, just anything that will run on an IBM laptop.

Will talk to Ann as well thanks for the link.
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How's it going? Are you better set for your trip? Keep us informed about your travels--we'll be excited to learn about your new boat and all

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Try this guy i got world charts in Raster format great service cant speak highly enough of his service

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