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The sextant and the quadrant were the quintessential navigation tools that Columbus and later sailors used to navigate around the world. The quadrant was used to locate the North Star and a string would align with a degree marking indicating the angle between the...read more
When it comes to navigating the Coastal Florida areas for recreational or commercial fishing, nothing beats the utility of waterproof charts. Being tear proof and water resistant, these charts are ideal for exploring the nautical miles off Florida. Here are two of the...read more
Do you plan on boating along the U.S. coastline or the Inland Waterways? Understanding the aids to navigation will assist you in having a safe and hassle-free trip. Aids to navigation are the road signs of the waterways. Aids to navigation are the same type of...read more
Whether you’ve had your boat for a while or you just bought your first boat, a free coast guard vessel safety check can save you heartache and maybe just save your like and that of your loved ones. Just about any place you boat be it on inland lakes or rivers or along...read more
When you need to know approximately how much water is below your boat at a particular time of day, in a particular place, and you have access to the tide tables, the "Rule of Twelfths" will serve you well. It's an easy-to- use guide for...read more
Equipment Terms Auxiliary - A sailboat's engine, or a sailboat with an engine Ballast - The weight in a sailboat's keel, sometimes in a centerboard, that helps keep the boat from heeling too much Beam - The width of the boat at its widest point Bitter end - The free...read more
Pecking order of vessels. There is a basic order, in the navigation rules, that governs who stays out of the way of whom. Essentially, the hardest to maneuver vessels are stand-on while the easiest to maneuver vessels are give-way. In the following list vessels...read more
Rule of 50/90 is used to estimate current speed at the end of each hour of the six-hour tidal period 50/90 Rule gives you "… the SPEED OF THE CURRENT at the end of each hour." Counting from slack, the current will flow at 50% of its maximum speed at the end of the...read more
If you are as obsessed with fishing as we are at Waterproof Charts, you always ask for fishing gear during holidays. We have the fishing gifts you are going to want during Christmas, Hanukkah, or your birthday. And if you aren’t a fisherman, you will want to get this...read more
We all love the feeling of learning a new, surprising fact. Then we go out and tell a friend, and watch their reaction, usually awe. As kids, many of us read those Guinness World Record books then told everyone in class about the person who could hold their breath...read more
FRAMED CUSTOM CHARTS
FRAMED CUSTOM CHARTS
PERSONALIZE YOUR EXPERIENCEBy popular demand! Professional, custom framing at affordable prices! Ready to hang! The price includes the frame, the chart, labor, and FREE SHIPPING directly to the continental US. Call us for shipping prices to other locations! Frames are solid wood (view frame choices) with your choice of double matte colors (2 ½ inch).
Please be sure to specify which side of the chart is to be framed, as our charts are two sided. When you view any chart on our website, Side A is first. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are unsure about your side choice.