Yep. They're going to print on demand. USGS did the same thing. So it's not like you can't get paper charts anymore, you just have to order them or go to a place that prints 'em. Story I have on the USGS maps is that the quality isn't as good. But that depends entirely on the plotter they are printing them on, so it might pay to shop around.
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I'm pretty sure it's still a requirement for all comm vessels to have paper charts of the area it'll be operating in. Interesting though, that when I got pulled over this summer, they never asked to see them. And, when I had a dockside this fall, they never asked for them either. Wondering if they are phasing that requirement out.