NOAA PDFs of SD Bay and Mission Bay

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  1. dooolan

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    FYI,
    Just heard of this. Yes there are apps and other available sources to navigate the local bays, but these maps are free and provide excellent details for any one wanting to learn the local bays (such as myself).

    From NOAA:
    "After a three-month trial period, PDF versions of NOAA nautical charts will become a permanent product, free to the public. The free PDFs, which are digital images of traditional nautical charts, are especially valued by recreational boaters who use them to plan sailing routes and fishing trips."

    Interactive map:
    http://www.charts.noaa.gov/InteractiveC ... nrnc.shtml

    SD BAY:
    http://www.charts.noaa.gov/PDFs/18773.pdf

    Mission Bay:
    http://www.charts.noaa.gov/PDFs/18765.pdf
    (fathoms are 6' by the way according to the scale)
     
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    Thats awesome stuff, thanks for sharing.
     
  3. jakejake527

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    Nice.....

    Thank You
     
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    You da man! These are awesome!
     
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    Good stuff,doolan.Thanks !

    Admin-does this thread deserve a sticky ?

    -JohnC.
     
  6. Walle man

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    So are the numbers on the water, feet, meters?

    Don't think there fathoms..
     
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    Most marine charts are in fathoms. If I remember correctly, these charts are in fathoms too. I can't see them since Safari doesn't like me hitting the links. MB is an average of 12-14' in the main channels, so if you see a bunch of 2's with a smaller 1 or 2 next to it, they are fathoms.
     
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    Ok you made me turn my computer on, they are in fact in fathoms. My previous statement of the main channels being 12-14' were based on high tides. These maps seem to be based on a more 'medium' tide height. You'll see more 1's with smaller numbers next to them. The 1 represents 6 feet, the smaller numbers next to them are actual feet. So if you see a 1 with a small 2 next to it, it's value is 8'. If you see a 2 with a small 3 it's value is 15', etc.
     
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    Thanks that's helpfull
     
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    thanks now I can get a better idea of the areas...
     
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    Your the man DJ
     
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    Question about "Restriction Area A", just to confirm, we are not allowed to fish in these areas, right?

    i.e. the sides of SD bay channel and that huge area outside the SD bay with restriction A are not fish-able?

    FYI: I'm about to do my first sail with my inflatable boat, just want to know which place is allowed to fish.
     
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    The restricted areas will be pretty obvious. Stay clear of the military areas. They will let you know once you're too close ;)
     
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    Thank you very much!!
     
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    Lol. Nevermind. Checked on computer instead of phone.
     
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    Thanks for posting the link, these are great. Couple of notes from someone who uses these charts professionally.
    1. Yes, please stay out of the military areas. Nothing puts a damper on the day like having to chase a private boat off the gun range. My favorite is the time someone was ignoring our calls and even the speakers, so we pulled up about 200 yards off their beam and fired one 5inch round, the opposite direction. That boat came alive like an anthill that got kicked. They were falling all over themselves to get the hell out of there.
    2. The approach chart 18765 soundings are in fathoms and the harbor chart 18773 soundings are in feet.
     
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