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Old 12-31-2001, 04:37 PM
Bob Pink Bob Pink is offline
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Gang,
The pilot book john was referring to is the Eldridge Book which is published yearly since the 1800's. It's most useful since you can use it to determine (as John points out ) the timing of the changes in current flow along different sections of the Mass & RI coastlines. If you fish the rips, then you can't be without Eldridge. A tide chart just doesn't give you the complete picture.

As far as the 'charts' for the Chatham area it's almost impossible to keep a paper chart current. Even my GPS chartplotter shows me hard aground on Monomoy many times while I'm fishing in 20' of water.
If you are serious about getting accurate nav waypoints around the Chatham / Monomoy area you really have to invest some of your fishing time early in the season into logging in your routes and/or updating the channel waypoints for the key passages.
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