What can I buy someone who likes boats?
What can I buy a sailor?
SisterShip Magazine sells these pouches here. (I am part of the SisterShip team).
$30 for pouch only and $115 for the full kit included. (There's a special price if you attend the course below).
Not only is my gear protected from scratches and cracks but I can hide additional items that may become useful (can you spot the treat?) It's the first time I've had my equipment safely in one place. It's super useful.
Yes, I know many people use electronic charts, but if you have any sort of common sense you will know how to use and understand paper chart navigation also.
Here's what most people don't take into consideration. To understand your electronic charts properly you need to understand paper charts properly. Why?
1) Do you know where your Zone of Confidence is on your electronic charts and can you apply those changes?
2) What about your offsets? Where are they, how do you apply them on your electronic charts. On a recent forum on electronic vs paper charts, someone said to me 'this is overkill.' The island we found ONE MILE OUT on our charts (with appropriate offsets for correction) didn't make me feel learning and understanding offsets was overkill.
3) Don't start me on reef lottery.
Do you want to be safe on the water?
BTW - do you want to know what the badge is on my nav pouch? You'll have to visit here again for the next blog to find out what this award was for... (hint, I talk about it a lot!)