The Gold Standard for Bahamas Cruising

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The Explorer Team consistently provides the best navigational charts and cruising guide information with more research, more data, and more accuracy
than any other source for cruising in the Bahamas.

To provide for your navigational needs, Explorer Chartbooks include:

Chart features

ACCURACY

Precise navigational charts

SCALE

Small-scale overview and planning, medium-scale, large-scale; from 1:1750,000 to 1:10,000

ACU-GRID™
One-minute grid on small-scale and 1/10-minute on large-scale charts for fast position finding

METRICS

All soundings in meters; conversion scales throughout the book

TRUE COURSES

All courses in TRUE, not magnetic for greater accuracy in calculating 

COMPASS ROSE

Magnetic variation updated with each edition

TOPOGRAPHICAL FEATURES

Land elevations, facilities, etc., on the charts; actual "road map" of most settlements

cruising
guide

ARTICLES

Essential information for boaters:

 -- Crossing the Gulf Stream

 -- Customs and Immigration

 -- History of the Bahamas

 -- Weather

 -- Anchoring

 -- Use of GPS

 -- Communications

 -- Piloting and Navigating

 -- Reading the Water

 -- Snorkeling and Dinghy Safety

 -- General Help

 And more!

NEED-TO-KNOW INFO

Alphabetized categories of shoreside facilities and services for each settlement; Near Bahamas chartbook features a detailed
Help Menu

TIDE TABLES

Harmonic station for Nassau Harbour with offsets for other areas, sidebars on Tides & Currents, Tide Differences from Nassau, Effect of Moon, Rule of 12ths

 

TABLE OF MARINAS

Detailed information on participating marinas

additional features

FORMAT

Easy-to-use cross references and notations on charts

 

SIZE

Cruiser-friendly 12" x 18" dimensions for use at a small navigation station, in the cockpit, or on the bridge

 

JOINS CHART

Notations flowing from chart to chart

 

WATER-RESISTANT PAGES

Not 100% waterproof;
Pages must be dried immediately if wet and stored in a cool, shady place; avoid heat and direct sunlight

SPIRAL BINDING

Easy to use while underway

INTUITIVE COLORS

Chart color scheme:

Darker shade = Deeper water

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
-- Joseph Conrad

LEWIS OFFSHORE LTD

Publisher of Explorer Chartbooks

12636 SELSEY ROAD

OCEAN CITY MD 21842

410-213-2725

info@explorercharts.com

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