How many people get to live their dreams? I am..........!

This is my story from the time when Capt'n John and I first decided to sail around the big block, to circumnavigate this great land of ours, AUSTRALIA.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Sorting Charts

Capt'n John and I already have a number of paper charts on board; we also have two electronic chart plotters, a Garmin and a Raymarine,  but are also firm believers in that you should have paper charts and know how to read and use them.
What happens if you are in unknown waters and you have an electrical problem or loose all electronics? Some of the electronic charts are not 100% accurate; most are extremely good but than there is that time that they are not. You all know "Murphy's Law"? When least expected or at the most cruical moment.
We sent away for a heap more chart from Bellinghan Chart Printers  which arrived the other day. Brilliant! All charts are up to date and at more than half the cost.
Now Capt'n John is gluing on the updates, for our older charts, that he has downloaded from the net. Big job and taking a lot of time. This is a part of our boat preparation.
Capt'n Sorting the Charts

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