They provide the tools for all boaters to know where they are, where they are going and what theyll find when the boat arrives at its destination. The days when governments sold charts at less than the actual cost of printing as a public service are over.
Today, any boater who wants to travel any distance on the waterways will find that charts represent a significant investment.
complete with a chrome handle and varnished finish.
You can purchase this from Poseidon Navigation Services Limited at the price of £260.00 VAT by contacting our sales team via email; [email protected] by phone on 44 (0) 1542 841245.
For small boats, a portable plotting board can be very useful.
A piece of drafting board cover on the nav table or a portable board makes an ideal plotting surface.
Its a wise and prudent mariner who cares for this investment so that it lasts as long as possible.
Here are some thoughts on caring for charts properly so they last at least as long as the edition date.
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is the major organization dealing with upkeep of charts and numerous nautical publications.
As the name suggests they represent a vast stretch of an area on a large scale thus representing macroscopic features of the same. there are large scale charts for the Pacific ocean , South china sea , the Atlantic ocean , the Caribbean sea etc.
These charts are preferentially used as reference charts for planning routes and plotting courses, and from there on courses could be transferred to small scale charts.
It is now commonplace to see i Pads and other tablets being used for navigation, but there is still quite a difference between the best and worst apps you can download.
Pip Hare tests and compares seven popular apps for ipad and android.