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    I was playin' around and found this book on line. It had a excerpt and was really informative about entering coves and where the rocks were. What cove was good when the wind was out of the South, blah blah, Any way I was going to save the page and didn't and now can't find the book or title. If I remember right, which can always be called into question, it was a woman author. As this is our first year on the big blue, I thought it might be a good guide. NOt to replaced the charts or anything just a good reference. It was sort of like a mile post for the PWS. Does anyone know of the book to which I am refering? Or maybe one like it? It didn't give fishing coordinates or anything but was more of a boating guide. Sure wish I had saved that page. I tried looking at Barnes and Noble but they didn't have it. Nor did Sportsman ware house. Any way I thought some one might know what the title was and the author or where I could find it. I really wanna get our boat wet!!!

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    The book I feel is the best for PWS is "A Cruising Guide to Prince William Sound" by Jim and Nancy Lethcoe. In my opinion a must have to keep on the boat. The bookstore by REI had some in stock. I believe that you can also order one from this site.

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    I was playin' around and found this book on line. It had a excerpt and was really informative about entering coves and where the rocks were. What cove was good when the wind was out of the South, blah blah, Any way I was going to save the page and didn't and now can't find the book or title. If I remember right, which can always be called into question, it was a woman author. As this is our first year on the big blue, I thought it might be a good guide. NOt to replaced the charts or anything just a good reference. It was sort of like a mile post for the PWS. Does anyone know of the book to which I am refering? Or maybe one like it? It didn't give fishing coordinates or anything but was more of a boating guide. Sure wish I had saved that page. I tried looking at Barnes and Noble but they didn't have it. Nor did Sportsman ware house. Any way I thought some one might know what the title was and the author or where I could find it. I really wanna get our boat wet!!!

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    Hey thanks that was really fast. I typed that in and it was the one I was looking at. Thank you! I just love this forum and the helpful folks on here! Happy fishin' to ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolman24 View Post
    The book I feel is the best for PWS is "A Cruising Guide to Prince William Sound" by Jim and Nancy Lethcoe. In my opinion a must have to keep on the boat. The bookstore by REI had some in stock. I believe that you can also order one from this site.
    That would be Title Wave. I second it as a must have for PWS cruising. Awesome resource!
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    Alaska Mining and Diving has them. It is almost as valuable as any chart of PWS, especially if you want to go to the cool places!

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    Had to wait as they are on order but found it in Palmer. Thanks for the info, as yes we want to go to the cool places!

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    Below is a link to download Coast Pilot 9. This covers the Alaska Coast from Cape Spencer to the Beaufort Sea. It is meant for the large commercial vessels but there is a wealth of info for a small craft as well. Especially some anchorages that may be needed at times. I downloaded it and printed off the relevant pages into 3 packets. One for PWS, one for Seward area, and one for Cook Inlet (Homer). I keep them in a gallon zip lock bag and keep them on the boat.

    I also keep some charts I printed on 9 x 11 paper for each area as well. This is for a back up in case my chart plotter takes a dive. I posted a while back on how I did this for free.

    It is also fun for some people traveling with me to keep track of where we are. I keep the pertinent chart sheet inside a clear protector sleeve and give them a dry erase fine tip pen. They mark our course as we go out. This helps to give them a feel for where we are and where we are going. At the end of the trip I can just wipe the protector sleeve and do it again next time. Hopefully if the chart plotter crapped out we would have a good idea where we were. It would also help them get help if I had decided to go swimming and didn't come back.

    If we go out to Lone Island we would need 2 sheets of paper so one protector sleeve would take care of it front and back. Rugged Island takes 3 pages and Montague would require 4 pages. So the number of protector sleeves I would need should usually be no more than 2 when used front and back.

    This is also a good way to get the kids watching what is around them and looking at land masses to determine where they are. Navigation is becoming a lost art.

    http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/nsd/coastpilot9.htm

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    a copy of "A Cruising Guide to Prince William Sound" by Jim and Nancy Lethcoe on my boat! It is a great read and reference book. A lot more than just coves and anchorages. They describe weather, seas etc. A must have for any PWS cruising.

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