SMSA ICW Seminar: Topic 2-Charts, Guide Books
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The Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook-Norfolk to Miami by John & Leslie Kettlewell (strip chart of complete East Coast ICW with bridge info). We purchased the 4th Edition last fall. $35.97 from Amazon.
The Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook-Miami to Mobile (Florida Keys and Gulf Coast Edition) by John & Leslie Kettlewell (strip charts for Florida Keys, Everglades, West Coast ICW, & Okeechobee Waterway). $39.57 from Amazon.
The Intracoastal Waterway-Norfolks to Miami (A Cockpit Cruising Handbook) by Jan and Bill Moeller (paid close attention to this on our 1st ICW trip-- needed to pay less close attention on 2nd and 3rd trips)
Tip: Obtain regular N.C., S.C., Georgia & Florida road maps for better context, when listening to weather forecasts, than available from strip charts.
Mariner's Atlas by A.P. Balder (charts on South Florida, the Keys & Bahamas plus Okeechobee Waterway, Dry Tortugas & Shark River).
BBA Chart Kit: CAPE SABLE TO CLEARWATER: (covers Okeechobee Waterway & West Coast ICW & West Coast).
Anchorages along the ICW, by Skipper Bob (helpful info on anchorages, marinas, free docks, and info on nearby stores, etc.)**
Marinas along the ICW, by Skipper Bob (very detailed info on marinas)
Waterway Guide (Mid-Atlantic & Southern editions) (especially useful for trip planning & contacting marinas and maintenance facilities).
North Carolina Coastal Boating Guide. Obtain free copy by calling N.C. Department of Transportation Customer Service at 1-877-368-4968 or order online: http://www.ncwaterways.com/ (Helpful info on N.C. marinas, geographical context, places of interest, events, etc.)
Cruising Guide to WESTERN FLORIDA by Clairborne S. Young (very detailed guide, covers entire West Coast from the Everglades to the "Big Bend").
Intracoastal Waterway Facilities Guide (detailed info on marinas & marine facilities). $24.95
Register of American Yacht Clubs (Reciprocity Guide), Yachting Club of America. If SMSA keeps membership, the reciprocity guide works for members.
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