Originally Posted by Capt.Bill11
I was warned about the limited detail that the Garmin electronic charts gives you for Cuba. And that turned out to be an understatement.
The picture posted below will show how poor the data is for Marina Hemingway when using the Garmin charts.
The picture in my next post is a screenshot of that kind of detail you get with the Navionics electronic charts of the same area.
As you can see by my track in the picture below, according to the Gamin chart, I was docked on the hard.
The reason we always have two sets of charts open and have even searched a third. Every system has areas in which it's great and others that it's poor. Garmin, lousy for Cuba, has great charts of the inland rivers and lakes as we used them coming down the Illinois River. Furuno river charts are much better than they were.
Interestingly too, talking to people about traveling the same areas a few years ago and they couldn't find a decent chart. I'm sure the charts for Cuba will change a lot now.
You sure point out the reason for not completely trusting any chart though.