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    Default Where to get Nautical Charts?

    I would like to get some nautical charts for PWS to Afognak Island. Where do you folks get yours?

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    Here's one, But it's more of an online type.
    I crop and print just the areas of interest.
    I keep them in a Zip-Loc baggie in my tackle box when we self guide.


    http://ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/OnLineVi...iewerTable.htm



    Or if you want to buy a chart:

    http://www8.garmin.com/cartography/o...RegionPK=10034

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceKing02 View Post
    I would like to get some nautical charts for PWS to Afognak Island. Where do you folks get yours?

    IceKing02
    There is NOAA Chart Sales office in Grant Hall @ APU where you can buy paper copies of any NOAA chart published. Open 8-5 Monday thru Friday or you can look at NOAA charts online at their website.

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    All of the "traditional" NOAA charts are available free in electronic format as "ENCs" or "Electronic Navigational Charts"... the catch is you have to have software to view them. There are several good WinDoze programs for little or no $, and if you're a Mac person, MacENC does a great job for under $100. The free ENCs actually meet USCG and SOLAS charting requirements under the right circumstances, but I just carry them around on my laptop for planning and brainstorming purposes.

    Do a google search for NOAA ENC and follow the infinitely confusing series of web pages that they've put up.

    If you're just looking for paper charts, most any marine outfitter, ship chandlery, good hardware store and even many book stores should do the trick.

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    Default Historical map and chart

    http://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/his...rical_zoom.asp

    download Mr. SID viewer to get maps from early 1900's hand drawn explorers to the latest nautical and topographic/bathymetric. very cool site.

    viewer - http://www.lizardtech.com/download/d...n&platform=win

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    Alaska Mining and Diving has them too....at least they used to.

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    Default Charts

    I use the following website. http://ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/OnLineVi...iewerTable.htm

    You can pick the catalog number of the area you need and zoom in much like Google Earth. Chart boundries are over laid with on the area with ordering numbers. Then I call West Marine with the numbers and they send the charts to me Fed Express 2 days later.
    It has been a great resource for me.

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    Default eagle enterprises

    on international in anchorage has them.

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    Default on demand charts

    http://www.mxak.org/default.cfm?res=1040

    Just because I correct charts so much at work there are "On Demand" charts available from the latest Notice to Mariners (a weekly publication) that has the latest depths or if a rock is found or buoy or other nav aid it moved or reconfigured. The link is for the marine exchange in juneau and the charts are about 26 bucks or so. If you get into it or want to keep your charts up to date with the latest correction, or news for an area if tests or something is going on in the waters you can go to http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/lnm/d17/default.htm for Alaska's local notice to mariners.

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    eagle enterprises and west marine have some. Eagle has more of a selection I would say.

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    Default Pws 16700

    Great web sites, lost the ones I had so on a mission to re-find some. And I was going to offer a Prince Williams Sound 16700 chart in a Tif format scanned on a $20k huge scanner. To big a file to attach here or email, but some one with a USB jump drive I'd down load for.

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    Default PWS Charts

    You are a crazy fool for wanting to ride a Zodiac all the way to Montague or Afognak. Even in an 'immersion' suit (read immersion, not spending 3 hours in the water lazily backstroking from 2 miles off shore) that is a fool's errand. Take if from someone who has spent much time offshore and in and around the coastline paddling. Someone that actually has earned a living from doing so. You truly have no idea what you are proposing.

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    inside scoop is all. Any person that would try to take a zodiac from the port in seward all the way to montague is just nuts. Once South of Fox Island, and exposed to the gulf of Alaska, things get real sketchy real quick. In an open Zodiac???? Insane in my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akseakayaker View Post
    inside scoop is all. Any person that would try to take a zodiac from the port in seward all the way to montague is just nuts. Once South of Fox Island, and exposed to the gulf of Alaska, things get real sketchy real quick. In an open Zodiac???? Insane in my mind.
    Who said they were going to try this?? I read the entire post and saw nothing. Confused??

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    I was reading somewhere about small craft charts. West Marine didn't have them and I didn't get to Eagles. Was told they are water proof and folded like a road map(something I could relate too) Any ideas about them? and is the APU place the same as the Geological survey place?

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