Charts - I've been looking at various ways to acquire charts for the trip. I choked on my beer when I priced the CHS digital charts for Vancouver Island:
V-PAC-A Vancouver Island East $599.95
V-PAC-B Vancouver Island West - Haida Gwaii $599.95
I looked into Coastal Explorer. $360 for the software, plus $198 for both raster and vector charts.
Are there other options I should consider? Does anyone know if the Rose Point charts are compatible with anything else, such as OpenCPN or a Garmin chartplotter?
The chip for the west coast of Canada for my Lorance chart plotter was about $300 cdn. Paper charts acquired over the years have been a lot more. @jssailem will have the best answer as he's just done this.