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Passage Planners - Notes on Ordering

 

We do not want you to pay more for Postage and Packing (P&P) than you absolutely need to.

 

So please be aware that when you place an order with us, the P&P charge is selected by you, depending where the delivery is to made; at the end of your order and prior to payment.

Irrespective of how many items you add to your order, the P&P charge is the same, so if you order one item or many items, the P&P charge is the same i.e a single charge.

 

We are making this clear to our customers as we sometimes find that you order a particular item and pay for P&P and then order a further item and pay another P&P. This makes our products look too expensive!

 

Generally we are able to to realise this when we receive your orders and, as we don’t want you to waste your hard earned money on additional P&P prior to dispatch by us, we are almost always able to combine your orders into one delivery and send to you as one package. The Postage and Packaging will reflect the correct type and value for the combined order.

 

In this situation we will always refund the unused P&P in the form of a Paypal credit to you. We will advise you of this when we confirm dispatch of your order.

 

We hope that this makes our policy clear and is helpful to you. So if you are ordering several items, please order them at the same time and check out with one delivery charge only.

 

Thanks

New - Wire bound planning form books

Posted on 16th June, 2021

We are pleased to announce the introduction of our Wire bound passage planning, pilotage planning and Port of Refuge planning forms bound into three books.

Each wire bound book contains many pages on which you can plan your passages and either keep them for future reference or use, or erase them for reuse on your next passage.

Each form requests the same details as our encapsulated forms and, although the forms are not water proof, they may be used on deck in a waterproof see through chart/map case to keep them safe, and to easily refer to them during your sea passage. They can easily be revised during your passage, if required either below deck, or above deck if dry conditions are experienced.

Our wire bound books will benefit you insofar as they are printed on thick paper (200 gsm) and are ‘Lay flat’ for easy completion and amendment. Furthermore they are easily erased and can be used more than once, if required. They are currently published in English - 3 Colour Background.

Each book is protected by a clear plastic acetate cover to the front and an opaque cover to the back. Additionally there is a thick laminated card cover to front and back.

The forms may be written on with a B grade pencil and erased with a good quality plastic eraser as recommended for our other products.

With care in erasing, each form can be used several times.

 

Further details can be seen HERE.

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Launch of our new Victualling App.

Posted on 17th March, 2021

As an extension to our article relating to the provisioning of your yacht, we are pleased to make our new Victualling App availiable free of charge.

 

Full details and instructions on how to download our Excel based app can be found by clicking HERE. (opens in new tab)

 

Victualling App is a detailed and easy to use application designed to help with your yacht provisioning and enables you to develop a full list of your requirements including calculations of your expected budget for crew and passengers on board.

We are very pleased to announce that almost all of our form have been translated/converted to be available in both French and German language versions.

 

This has been a big but enjoyable task for us and is in response to the many requests  from our French and German sailing friends.

 

We are now able to supply the following series of our Passage Planning Forms as follows:

Passage Planning Forms - All forms within series - Colour Background & Grey Background

Pilotage Planning Forms - All forms within series - Colour Background & Grey Background

Ports of Refuge Forms    - All forms within series - Colour Background & Grey Background

Watchkeeping Forms      - All forms within series - Colour Background & Grey Background

Tide Planning Form         -  Colour Background

Mayday and Pan-Pan emergency Radio forms - Colour background

Call Sign and MMSI number Page 1 (CSM1) together with your Vessel Details form and instructions.

 

Please note that with regards to our Tide Planning forms, the english language form includes English Reference Ports  Dover and Plymouth (Devonport).

 

The French version does not include these ports but instead includes Le Havre and St Malo Reference ports.

 

The German version includes Helgoland and Dover Reference ports (not Plymouth (Devonport)).

We are pleased to announce the launch of our New TScalculate program which is available to download and use free of charge.

 

It will help with your Passage Planning by calculating Tidal stream and other important start and end times to help in your planning.

 

Try it! See more details and download by clicking HERE.

 

Please let us know how you get on with it. TScalculate is a beta version and we welcome your feedback.

New 'Mayday' and 'Pan-Pan' Cockpit cards

Posted on 24th February, 2020

We are pleased to  introduce our new radio procedure forms for announcing a 'Mayday' or 'Pan-Pan' radio emergency request for assistance.

 

Our Radio Emergency Mayday and Pan-Pan Cockpit Cards takes the user through the spoken Mayday and/or Pan-pan procedure, and each type of distress call is treated separately. The forms need to be kept near your VHF/DSC radio either in the cockpit or at the radio station below deck. The essential details such as Vessel Name, Call Sign and MMSI identification number is filled in by the user so that they will be ready for instant use should the need arise. The procedure can then be read out by the person making the call, in a calm and controlled manner, who may not be the skipper or indeed have any training in making such calls, thereby making the call in the correct protocol required by the Coast Guard.

 

As with all of our Passage Planner forms they are waterproof and supplied in matt finish both sides, each form can be written on using a 2B pencil and easily erased with a rubber eraser. Can be used time and time again. Supplied as 2 pages in 1 encapsulated pouch.

 

Click here for further details about Mayday and Pan-Pan Cockpit Cards (Opens in new window)

NEW - Waterproof Paper

Posted on 6th February, 2020

We are now able to supply Waterproof Paper - Supplied in pack of 10 Sheets.

 

Finding dry paper on a boat, particularly for use in the cockpit can be a challenge. We can now provide a white waterproof paper which can be written on using pencil. Ideal for notes, cockpit logs, navigation details, sketches, bearings, radio messages, anything which you want to write down and keep dry ……..

Our new White A4 size 160 gsm. waterproof paper has an ultra smooth finish which can be written on using pencil and erased using a standard pencil eraser.

 

To see full details and to purchase click on: 'Category,' then 'New Products' or 'Buy misc. items'.

New Alternative Order Form for download

Posted on 13th January, 2020

We have been asked if we are able to accept alternative methods of payment, as some customers do not have a PayPal account or do not wish to use PayPal as a payment method. We recognise the need to make it easy for you to pay by other methods, and so we are pleased to announce that we have designed our Alternative Passage Planners Order Form. The form facilitates the ordering and payment of our passage planning forms without going through the PayPal portal. To go directly to the alternative order form page please click here and the details will open on a new page.

 

We now have SSL certification on our website.

Posted on 30th November, 2019

Passage Planners are pleased to be able ro reassure our customers that we have SSL certification on our site.

 

What does this mean to you?

 

Well,  an SSL Certificate allows our customers and visitors to connect securely to our website, so that any sensitive or personal data is encrypted and safe during transfer. 

 

As our website takes  form data from you then an SSL certificate is really essential to have to ensure the security of your data and to give you the reassurance that you need and expect when providing any details.

 

Thus  our https://www.passageplanning-sales.com site uses a SSL Certificate, so any data sent between us will be securely encrypted.

New Postage Rates

Posted on 16th January, 2019

We are really trying to keep our packaging and postage rates down to a minimum, especially for our European and Rest of the World customers. Please click here to check out our new postal rates. (opens in a new window).