New Texas Coastal Cruising Guide

New Texas Coastal Cruising Guide

Postby Grime » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:12 pm

For anyone planning on sailing the Texas coast or doing the Texas 200 there is a new cruising guide out that is just great. It starts at Brownsville and ends at Galveston. Very well written and full of information. Even has the history of each area in it. Written by sailors for sailors.

Guide to Cruising Texas Southern & Central Coast
Brazos Santiago To Galveston

Lost Tangle Publications
PO Box 532
Fulton, Tx. 78358

Jay and Buffy Corzine
361-920-2423

I feel that this guide would be a great help to those that have not done the Texas 200 and even those that have.

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Postby Gordo » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:25 pm

Well I'm sure getting one of those. :!: Is that a normal price? I have never bought a guide so IDK. If you're looking to get one...web site is here:

http://texascruisingguide.weebly.com/order.html
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Postby mmonies » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:43 pm

Just asked Mike, Gordo, he says that sounds like it is probably worthwhile and a reasonable price. What shocked me was the Army Hole illustration on the home page. For those who have never made it to Army Hole? :lol:

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Postby Grime » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:31 pm

To me it was well worth the drive and the $29.95 to get my copy. I had seen one just the day before, a cruiser was using, and couldn't wait until the fog lifted to drive from Port O'Connor to Fulton.

I would not recommend a guide unless I found it exceptional for this dummy. I need all the help I can get.
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Postby mmonies » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:05 pm

I agree. It did look exceptional. I think if someone did not want to buy the guide that those laminated cards with the information and phone #'s of all the "pullout spots" and marinas, clubs, so on would be well worth buying, as I noticed that they sold those alone without the guide. The bridge guides might not matter as much for TX 200 but would be worthwhile for regular cruisers, as well.

We plan to order one and have before TX 200. Now that I think about it, we have to sea trial that Laguna SOON, so maybe can do what you did and just pick up one in person!

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Postby Gordo » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:01 pm

Jackie....I wish you guys WOULD get that thing down here!!!!!! It is going to be a real study in two philosophies in boat building and make for some GREAT pictures!!
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Re: New Texas Coastal Cruising Guide

Postby LazyLadySailor » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:42 pm

There once was a guide like this, but it is long since out of print. I hope this is an update of the guide I'm familiar with as that was chock full of great info. Andrew is going to pick one up soon so if there's not been a "book report" by then, one of us will post a review :)

Grime wrote:For anyone planning on sailing the Texas coast or doing the Texas 200 there is a new cruising guide out that is just great. It starts at Brownsville and ends at Galveston. Very well written and full of information. Even has the history of each area in it. Written by sailors for sailors.

Guide to Cruising Texas Southern & Central Coast
Brazos Santiago To Galveston

Lost Tangle Publications
PO Box 532
Fulton, Tx. 78358

Jay and Buffy Corzine
361-920-2423

I feel that this guide would be a great help to those that have not done the Texas 200 and even those that have.

David
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Postby cbreaux » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:02 pm

web site says they are carried by R. H. John Chart Agency (Galveston Nautical Supply Store)


are they still at 518 23rd Street on the island? (Galveston). I will chekc it out when i am down next week.

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Postby Andrew » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:03 am

I have the cruising guide in hand; I picked it up at House of Boats at Cove Harbor. I'll peruse it for a while and issue a brief report in a few days.
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Texas cruising guide

Postby Whitebeard » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:18 pm

I have a copy of "the origonal TEXAS Cruising Guide" from 1988 and find that most of the charts are very little different form the current publications. I will order a copy of the New cruising guide and hope it as good as the origonal.
My only "heartburn" is that the charts like the small craft folio charts are not oriented North/South. I have navigated from flat charts for 40+ years and there is just something "not right" about charts that are printed "catiwompus".
My personal preference is to have a flat chart folded to show the planned course on the two visible sides and slid into a clear plastic sleeve with a grease pencil and plotter attached with a string and the sleeve attached in the cockpit with a lanyard. I also like a hand bearing compas to get bearings on landmarks. For me, the GPS is merely a cross check on my DR course. Am I showing my age? :wink:

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Postby Frank Baedke » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:15 am

Whitebeard, I'm with you on the "map in my hand" attitude. I bought a chartplotter with a 5" screen. I love it for speed/distance/ETA, but I don't know of anybody that'd cut a 5" square out of their chart, hold it , and look at it while sailing. I like seeing the bigger picture.
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Postby Gordo » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:07 am

you can't zoom your cart plotter? :wink:
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Postby Frank Baedke » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:24 am

Hey, Gordo. I can zoom in to 25 feet on the screen, or out to 500 miles. It works great, however, the details don't show up (depths and aids to navigation) unless it's zoomed in to where it is showing a small area of the chart. I like to see a big area of the chart. I'll show it to you when I give you your rum at camp 1.
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Postby Gordo » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:33 am

AHHHH now we're talking! Electronics and rum....WOOOO HOOOO
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