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Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Boston whaler, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Boston whaler

    Boston whaler New Member

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    Cruising with my dad years ago he had strip charts for the ICW. Had a cork base with rollers mounted on each end. Charts would go on the rollers and operate like a scroll as you transited - compact and a great way to keep track of your position. Can't find the charts on NOAA site or anywhere else on the web. Do they still exist and if so where can you get them? Help!!
  2. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

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    Never seen the rolling charts but there is (or was) an ICW chart book that covered only the ICW, spiral bound with space in the margin for notes. Very convenient. Can’t eecall the name. kettlebridge ot something like that
  3. SeaLion

    SeaLion Senior Member

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    ICW chartbook by John & Leslie Kettlewell is available but I think it hasn't been updated in quite a few years. Mine is from 2012.
  4. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    The maptech chartbooks are what I use and they are very good and in many cases the ICW is as a strip but all in the book. You can get Florida East Coast, GA-VA, Chesapeke, and North atlantic chartbooks etc.
  5. RER

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    Use Maptech chartbooks as well. Just keep turning the page. We use a small location marker and move it every so often to keep up with where we are just in case we lose GPS screen. Although that's never happened. I like having a manual backup.
  6. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    LOLOLOL, I do the exact same thing on slower boats. You can also find where you are by finding the channel marker number on the chart.
  7. Oscarvan

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    "The prudent mariner shall not rely on one single source of navigation."
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    RER Senior Member

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    That's the game we play ...just passed Green 27, here comes Red 26. Love turning that page we're closer getting there ...lol.
  9. Boston whaler

    Boston whaler New Member

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    After blowing through a live fire restriction by Camp Legune in an early morning ICW "mind fog" and almost running down a couple of Marines in a Zodiac, I need those markers!

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