Cruiser Wiki Click Here to Login

Join Cruiser Log Today

Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums

Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums (http://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/)
-   General Cruising Forum (http://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/f12/)
-   -   cruising guides (http://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/f12/cruising-guides-64.html)

alanhanson 04-29-2005 04:08 PM

cruising guides
 
i am looking to buy cruising guides for anywhee south of trininda and tobago.incl venezuela and brazil as well as the abc islands.also charts

please email if you can help

thanks in advance alan hanson

al@hansona.fsbusiness.co.uk

imported_admin 04-29-2005 04:39 PM

Try "Cruising Connections" http://www.cruisingconnections.co.za

They have new and used cruising guides, paper charts and flags (worldwide). Tony Herrick has also compiled cruising notes for some of the areas you intend going to.

Good luck

JeanneP 05-08-2005 05:00 PM

Donald Street's cruising guides to the Caribbean and Venezuela were, in my opinion, excellent. I believe that they are out of print, but you can usually find used copies in various places, including Amazon.com

Chris Doyle also wrote a cruising guide to the Caribbean with some information regarding Trinidad.

Until recently Trinidad wasn't a popular Caribbean cruising destination and so there hasn't been much written about it. I believe you will find the most information from the Seven Seas Cruising Association Commodore's Bulletins. There is a CD of the past 8 years bulletins that I understand can be ordered from their website: http://www.ssca.org

We've been members for a pretty long time, and I think it's a worthwhile organization for cruisers and wannabe cruisers.

Fair winds,

Jeanne

Jack Tyler 05-12-2005 04:27 PM

The most recent guides for the E Caribbean are now done by Steve Pavlidis (Paradise Pubs); Steve's chartlets of the anchorages are excellent. Dodge's guides are good for burger joints and a smattering of local history but I found them disapppointing and poor value. I have a few of Donald Street's old guides, which can still be found via the Web, and believe much of their content to be heavily slanted to a form of cruising no longer done; not as relevant as they should be for today's cruisers.

For other areas you mention (ABCs and VZ) plus other less visited areas of the Caribbean (especially the W and Central Caribbean), I'd recommend two, somewhat opposite references. Visit www.ssca.org and buy their CD of the last 8 years of monthly bulletins (easily searched using Adobe Reader) by going to the store, pubs and ordering the CD. Excellent value and they will cover the Caribbean in redundant, painful detail. Also try to acquire a used copy of Wallace Stone's Caribbean Cruising Guide, last published in the 70's. We found it excellent for off the beaten track places like the south coast of Hispanola, and all the weather and routing strategy content is just as applicable today as 3 decades ago...and it should only cost you a few bucks.

Jack


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0