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Old 08-12-2018, 03:56 PM   #1
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heading south in october. anyone have a recommendation for a good intracoastal state by state guide book for ny to florida? thanks.
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If you're looking for a book for navigation and Anchorage proposes, you will be better off getting more up to date information from online sources such as Active Captain and Waterway guides websites.

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If you're looking for a book for navigation and Anchorage proposes, you will be better off getting more up to date information from online sources such as Active Captain and Waterway guides websites.

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Paper cruising guides have just about gone away. Some classics like the Chesapeake magazine's guide or Rintraub's Maine guide are still useful for local non boating info. And the Waterway published guides gives you a lot of info in one place.

But generally I use Active Captain. I sure wish they would get it back to its former functionality though.

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I use the online Waterway Guide. However I also have the large Maptech charts by my helm at all times and track where I am. The guides only have small charts of the areas of interest, not in between.
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The Waterway Guide Atlantic ICW book is a great companion and in many ways more convenient when underway than on-line resources. Ditto Chesapeake Magazine's book.
If you need something to get you to the Chesapeake, then the WG Northern guide is in order. The books are great for getting a flavor of what's around you, towns, etc. If you read through those, then you can come to forums like this for opinions and in many cases good recent local knowledge.

I also ditto the chartbooks. Looks like the Kettlewell ICW chartbooks, which were Ann's favorite tool, haven't been updated in a long time.
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When we brought our boat down from Rhode Island to southwest Florida last fall we relied on Active Captain the most, WaterWay guide second, and the great book of anchorages third.

I thought the WaterWay guide was great for bridges and locks.
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