Map case attachment

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  1. pawsplus

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    An Alternative, if the map is only one or two sided (not folded), is to have it laminated (a couple of dollars) at OfficeMax/OfficeDepot/Staples, etc. The laminate has always held up for me during the trip duration and is a story telling aid and memory jogger after I get back. The chart case shown on Amazon was sized at 17 inches and I'm sure they make Laminate sleeves that large.
     
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    Yes, but I tether my laminated charts as well. I punch holes in one or two corners and attach a 'leash'.
     
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    If you have a narrow boat, make sure the chart case isn't much wider than the deck line spacing, or the bungee attachments if you have them across the deck.
    BTW, I've started rigging a 'secondary deck line' for a ways in front of the cockpit, for clipping chart cases, compass, etc..
    I found that my compass was pulling the (small amount of) slack out of the deck safety lines.
     
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    Best solutions I found were mini carabiners. Google on that and multiple suppliers, many having plastic "backs," will come up. NRS used to have plastic clips that would attach directly to those D rings, but could not find them on their site. REI did not have plastic backed carabiners, to my surprise.
     
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    I do have a narrow boat. Good point. I plan to lami the SJI chart pages, but my local lake maps are too big. I do need a case.
     
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    I use that case with these plastic clips shown in the photo. I picked them up at REI, Seattle Fabrics or maybe NWOC. Don't recall. IMG_3079.JPG
     
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    Those are the ones, Jon! I have half a dozen. Perfect for those D-rings on Paws' chartcase! I am betting Seattle Fabrics.
     
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    Not at REI. What is NWOC? Seattle Fabrics website doesn't seem to work. Ugh.
     
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    NWOC = Northwest Outdoor Center. If not them maybe McNett in Bellingham or a McNett dealer? McNett has something called a Snap Hook that could be modified with minimal work.
     
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    Yay! Thanks, Kayak Jim! :)
     
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    Those would seem to be more awkward with the over length tubes. And a bit pricey.
     
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    Yes, I bought one of those from BodyBoatBlade a few years ago. (Out of stock now at BBB).
    It works really well, but is not as large as some other cases.
    The way the clips are organized makes it easy to 'slide it into my lap' without detaching it from the deck lines.
    The 'slip on and roll' seals are MUCH better than any of the 'ziplock' ones I have - immune to problems with grit and sand.
    It was expensive.

    I don't usually reprint 'ad copy', but I agree with the BBB description:
    Have a look at the 'Instructions' to get a better idea of how it works:
    https://shop.bodyboatblade.com/pages/axel-schoevers-chart-case-guide