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Tour Guides and Charts

This page has been added at the request of some of the readers of our web page.   We'll list all of the guidebooks, other printed books, printed charts and electronic charts we've used on this trip.  We'll also include a few words of editorial comments on the usefulness of each.  It may take us an update or two to get this list complete so please check below each time you log on. 

We have purchased most of our printed and electronic tools from Bluewater Books & Charts,  (800) 942-2583, www.bluewaterweb.com. This store is in Ft. Lauderdale and is one of the best resources for charts and guidebooks.  They can help you select navigation software (We use Nobeltec Visual Navigation Suite), and have almost everything in stock.  They have a great catalog--call to get a copy.  If you're in Ft. Lauderdale, be sure to visit--you could spend a day there.

Guide books

 

Other books

 

Printed charts

 

Electronic charts (provided by the manufacturer on compact disks [CDs] )  We have electronic charts for as much of this trip as possible.  They allow us to always know our exact position and have been invaluable in assisting us in finding inlets, marinas, docks, etc.  They're expensive, but we found them worth the cost.