Welcome to The Nautical Mind Bookstore
An independent bookstore and chart agency, The Nautical Mind has been delivering personal and professional service from our storefront in Toronto Harbour since 1980, and from nauticalmind.com since 1995. Our clients range from dinghy sailors on Georgian Bay to cargo vessel captains in Hong Kong, while our staff includes seasoned tug, tall ship, and yacht crew. The selection of marine books and charts we carry is unmatched — if you need any information on ships or the sea, we’ll send it your way—quickly, reliably, seven days a week.
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first of all- Congratulations! Now that you’ve bought a boat however, there are some things that you’ll need, and some books that we very highly recommend. Requirements When you own a boat and are cruising/sailing in Canada, there are some things that are required. This blog will focus on the requirements and suggestions for those […]
This is a short post to lay out some clear answers about CHS (Canadian Hydrographic Service) electronic charts. CHS does sell electronic charts- which are available in BSBv3 (unencrypted) Raster and S57 Vector formats. They are available for the Great Lakes, Pacific Coast, Atlantic Coast, and Arctic. These charts are not available on CD, but […]
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