Storing Charts

Steve: I’m installing a tube for storing charts. Looking at West Marine it appears the small dimension of “large charts” is no greater than 36″. Does this reflect your experience? I have room for a tube up to 60″ but don’t want to end up with charts lost down a ridiculously long tube. Thanks, Chip

Hi Chip: When we do tubes for clients it is usually 36″. However, personally I don’t like tubes as it is hard to store many charts in them and they are a pain when first unrolled. I just fold mine, and then use the area chart to hold all of the detail charts. This does insert a crease into the equation – just one of those many tradeoffs. -Steve

Posted by Steve Dashew  (November 30, 1999)

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