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Old 28 March 2006, 19:01   #11
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If it was 8'x4' sheets i could have told you .

Thats how you tell the office workers from the workshop guys eh .

Ok its easily 2x A4 sheets side by side it would take a sheet 350x500mm
its clear both sides
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Old 28 March 2006, 19:40   #12
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I have a Raymarine c80 running Navionics Gold - also an Ipaq with OS 1:25000 maps with aerial photos - awesome.

On a larger boat you could even have satellite internet with Google Earth....
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Old 29 March 2006, 02:37   #13
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Can't remember the name of the firm up on top of Shap on the M6 that do camping and survival stuff, but they did an A3 platic wallet, the last one is now on the way out but it has lasted 5 years.

Meantime how about something like this.

http://www.shop.edirectory.co.uk/pen...ap+case&cid=55

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Old 29 March 2006, 02:44   #14
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Their is a chart folio in booklet form already in the planning stage with the admiralty, which should be released sometime in the summer. I am afraid I cant give any more information.


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Old 29 March 2006, 02:57   #15
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Charts for use on RIBs must be:

- waterproof
- durable
- easy to read

Stanfords for me. They are printed on plastic, not paper, and are 100% waterproof and incredibly durable. I find their cartography very clear, and appreciate their on-line correction service. Their harbour booklets are good, but I would prefer individual sheets as they are easier to fold and don't have staples that pull through.

Their coverage is comparatively limited though, so if necessary I use Imray charts which are waterproof-ish. I don't like their cartography very much though.

I've also used laminated photocopies of chart sections and almanac pages. Although people have gone surprising distances using them, I wouldn't rely on road maps or OS maps as they don't have a lot of the important information.

Chart plotters beat conventional charts hands down when you're out on the boat, but I still prefer paper charts for route planning where possible as it's much easy to get a detailed view of a large area. Using a chart plotter for route planning is a bit like looking at a chart through a toilet roll tube!

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Old 29 March 2006, 03:29   #16
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... route planning is a bit like looking at a chart through a toilet roll tube!

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Try doing it on the table and keep the closet for number 1's and number 2's
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Old 29 March 2006, 03:31   #17
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... route planning is a bit like looking at a chart through a toilet roll tube!

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Try doing it on the table and keep the closet for number 1's and number 2's

PETE7:
Well done. Been looking for ages.
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Darn computers, how did it manage to post twice and miss bits out ???? Sorry for confusing anyone.
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Old 29 March 2006, 13:10   #18
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Thanks very much

Thanks everyone for really excellent replies. The information has been excellent and confirmed what I expected to find. If there's any more comments please keep them comming, thanks again Iain
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does any of the electronic charting/planning software let you print out hard copies of your route? then you could laminate the pages.
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yes - garmin mapsource does
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