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A friend gave us a crazy big pile of charts! One book covers Puget Sound to Vancouver, and the pile of loose charts covers most of Vancouver Island and northern waters like Queen Charlotte Sound. Can't believe it.
These are super expensive to buy, especially as paper charts.

Actually it's even more detailed than I thought. I thick we may have *all* the charts for these waters... this is crazy lol.
Got Strait of Juan de Fuca, Johnstone Strait, Nootka Sound, Ucluelet... *dizzy with charts*

@rek Wow! All you need now is an old-skool canvas chart folio to store them in.

@GustavinoBevilacqua @neauoire @ccohanlon Yea I'm aware that they're discontinuing their print, which is a damn shame. When we were in Japan it was the same thing, I was looking for a physical copy of small craft guides, and they had stopped printing them :<.

@neauoire @rek A canvas chart portfolio is useful for keeping them dry there. (Or, in my small yacht, under the bunk cushions). Plus they look coolly utilitarian. On large vessels, they served as a file system for a large number of charts, organised by region (I nicked mine from a decommissioned passenger vessel).

@ccohanlon @neauoire Yea we'll have to find a clever way to organize them.

@alinanorakari nothing beats looking at information on paper, especially for planning trips :>.

@rek and the paper can work offline and without electricity

@rek @alinanorakari

It is very important to keep the charts updated, following the "Notice to mariners¹" and other communications by the maritime authorities, like the Summary of corrections.
If the maps are old this will require some digging in the port archives.

¹ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notice_to_mariners

@rek

I know you know… but it was a reminder for everybody else 🙂

General knowledge in maritime things is just a little bit better than general knowledge in programming!

@alinanorakari

@rek
I've got skippers license. Let's go sailing!

@rek
Ah, you already live on a boat. Nice.

@Camel haha yea, these charts are too valuable to just have for 'decorative purposes' :>.

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