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CJ
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    Some questions come to mind:

    1) How available will the new system be. Currently, it’s easy to go to a marine store and get a chart for the local area.

    2) Will there be printers at the stores or will you have to order the chart you want ahead of time? I see problems with having to find a commercial printer to print your charts. And will they know what specs to use for printing (i.e., paper thickness, etc.).

    3) How will this change the way chart books are created?

    4) Will there be a download available for the current chart parameters?

    I do like the idea of having the most current info on the chart. Customizable charts sounds nice also. I’m sure once the bugs get worked out it will probably be a good thing.