Charts for Coastal Passages

Blank charts are fine in the middle of nowhere but when you are approaching the coast, some detail ashore will show you how close your plot puts you to land and whether or not the course you have chosen will bring you to harbour.

19.2 Drawing a Plotting Sheet Step 1

19.3 Drawing a Plotting Sheet Step 2

19.4 Drawing a Plotting Sheet Step 3

19.5 Drawing a Plotting Sheet Step 4

There is a lot of information you can add to your chart. You can begin by inserting your waypoints. Next, you can try sketching in the coast as you remember it. If you have a pilot or Almanac on board you will have a treasure trove of information including the coordinates of ports, lights, buoys, and hazards, which you can plot on your chart.

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