1 unit(s) = £3.73
Protect your charts from water and make them easier to use
(Sold in packs of 5 pockets)
Coastline Technology have developed crystal clear polyester pockets that can provide fully waterproof protection of charts.
The polyester pockets are sized to accept the A2 sized UKHO and European Leisure Folios (420 x 594mm) as well as many US and International charts.
Each pocket can be used with two charts back-to-back, or a full sized Admiralty chart folded in half.
Instead of a 2B pencil the navigator uses a fine waterproof ‘permanent’ marker pen and draws lines and annotation directly onto the polyester covers so that the charts themselves are kept in perfect condition.
The pockets have one short side left open for the insertion of the charts. If this opening is sealed with tape then the pocket becomes totally waterproof and can be taken up into the cockpit while it is raining without coming to harm.
Once a passage is completed a common solvent is used to remove the markings, leaving them as good as new and ready for the next voyage.
Paper charts have a hard time on yachts. They are constantly being written on, and subsequent rubbing out can wear away vital information, while the inevitable spray and damp of a challenging passage makes them even more vulnerable to damage.
Chart portfolios are justifiably popular, but there will always be a few charts in each pack that tend to get used most often. It is not possible to buy individual charts, and so if the popular charts become unserviceable a whole new portfolio has to be purchased.
If a chart needs to be updated following a ‘Notice to Mariners’ it can be removed for correction and then reinserted in the pocket.
The charts are held firmly in place by friction, so they do not tend to move relative to the pocket, however for extra security they can be held in place with a short length of tape.
The pockets can also accommodate up to 10 charts and can therefore also be used for the safe storage of whole packs of charts. These polyester pockets are far more durable than the polypropylene covers normally supplied with the chart portfolios.