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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Navigating Our Way

People ask, “where are you going?” Well, anywhere and everywhere. The follow up questions is “how will you find your way?”. Answer, navigation charts and GPS. While out on the ocean we will use charts to navigate by and use the GPS as a check. I should say GPS(s) since we will have more than one.

Navigation charts can be very expensive (anywhere from $80 to $500, for a set of charts). So we will probably purchase mostly used charts from eBay and other sailors. We purchased our first set of charts yesterday and can't wait till they arrive. The charts are of the West Coast of Florida and the Keys. We purchased them on eBay for $33 including shipping. Not bad considering, that the same charts cost $150 or more at online retailer and then you have to pay shipping.

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