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hasybesma

End of paper Nautical Charts

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I came across this article on the end of paper nautical charts in april 2014, which I think is a bit of a concern to say the least.

But there is an opportunity to download all the charts in hi-res PDF-file for free for another two months or so.

 

The article:

http://yourcruisingeditor.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/the-end-of-paper-nautical-charts-coming-in-april-2014/

 

To the Charts:

http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/pdfcharts/

 

Chart viewer to choose the numbers:

http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/NOAAChartViewer.html

 

Happy downloading

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From what I understand noaa is only stopping the printing of the paper charts. You will still be able to get the charts printed by a 3rd party.

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There are also a few quick grab links that will automatically download every chart there, if you have the net connection to make it worthwhile. I think the were in the main SA forum

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From what I understand noaa is only stopping the printing of the paper charts. You will still be able to get the charts printed by a 3rd party.

 

That's right, and there's no real reason for NOAA to continue printing. We have a little company here that prints waterproof charts. It's nice to not worry about getting charts soaked on a small boat. Just hose them off and let them dry and they're fine.

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There are also a few quick grab links that will automatically download every chart there, if you have the net connection to make it worthwhile. I think the were in the main SA forum

 

Thanks. I wondered about that possibility. Link?

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Tom's right. NOAA will continue to update the charts; they will just stop printing them. Who want's old, outdated, paper charts that have been sitting on a store shelf, when we've been able to have fresh, updated charts printed on waterproof paper on demand for many years now?

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