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    Re: 7x12 inch tri-folds good for charts?
    From: Greg B
    Date: 2014 Oct 01, 12:31 -0400

     >> "Rolled paper is an abomination at all times"
    I would disagree strongly with that. The problem on most small yachts is
    that the
    "chart table" is a joke. I have a Catalina 28 and what they call the
    "chart table" is
    the 14" X 18" cover of the built-in ice box. I guess someone at Catalina
    got a raise
    for that one. If I am going on a cruise I bring along a chart sized
    piece of 3/8" plywood
    and bolt it to the center salon table; I unroll the chart and then lay
    the chart out flat on it
    and hold it in place with 4 artist spring clips - one in each corner.
    works good with
    parallel rules or rolling rules.
    I don't like spiral bound chart booklets - they are a pain to lay a
    course out on.
    Just my $0.02
     > On 09/30/2014 10:01 PM, Greg Rudzinski wrote: Charts work best when
    kept flat.
     > A rolled chart acts like a spring and will roll back up when let go
    (very annoying).
     > Best to keep flat and folded. Stow under seat cushions or berth
    cushions if there
     > is no chart table. Another good option are spiral bound chart
    booklets. The water
     > proof versions are great for open cockpit use. The chart  table on my
    38 ft. ketch
     > is big enough to handle charts folded twice which still shows the
    latitude and
     > longitude scales on each folded area. Greg Rudzinski

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