Saturday, November 06, 2010

Nauti Charts

We went to the coolest chart store in NYC the other day - New York Nautical Instrument and Service.  It was just so...authentic.  Full of papers, books, charts, knick-knacks, shiny brass and polished chrome it was reminiscent of an old, cluttered library and had a distinct Goonies feel.  We spent about an hour there (and about 5 times as much money - ouch).






Charts are ridiculously expensive, but necessary.  Even though we have an electronic chartplotter, the paper charts are redundant and provide peace of mind.  The manager had heart, however, and gave us a deal and even threw in a book about chart symbols for us.  Now we'll know exactly what a 'submerged rock' looks like on paper.  Ha.

Love,

Brittany (& Scott)

6 comments:

Phil Strause said...

I love the models! I picked up one while sailing with family in SVG. Check em out when you get down that way!

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clubtrax said...

Did you visit ground zero?

Verena said...

Love the pics! What a fun store. Just make sure those charts are up to date with the most recent local notice to mariners!

Brett said...

Hi Guys- some suggestions for your Chesapeake transit: Make sure you watch the weather carefully for Delaware Bay, it can get nasty when wind and current are opposite. I timed it perfect and hit the current all the way up the Delaware from Cape May and was getting 8 knots and even 10 in the C n D canal. After that, the Sassafras river is a great anchorage. Further down I recommend Rock Hall, or Annapolis, which I like better. From Annapolis try Solomons Island MD, a beautiful town. After that Reedsville VA is beautiful and well protected. Deltaville is past Reedsville just off the Bay on the Rappahannock River, a great yachting center and good anchorages. I have not been further South than that, but there are lots of good places. Have fun and enjoy the Bay. The good thing about the Bay is if you ever run aground it is pretty hard to hurt anything but your pride in all the mud.

Bill Fleming said...

The bottom photo (map - THE WORLD)is an award winner. Keep up the great images.

Caleb said...

NY Nautical is certainly a hot spot that should not be missed by cruisers coming through NYC. They mostly supply charts to commercial shipping but have plenty of things nautical to keep a boater engaged for quite a bit of time.
I have found the staff there quite helpful as well. It is about a 10 minute walk from our loft/apartment in Tribeca.

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