Richie: Goo question especially now after Sandy has come through. Gold chart would be the right chart for you and you would get the entire USA on the chip for $199. Register your chip in 60 days and you will get one year of free updates so as we get notifications that buoys that may move (especially now) or contours changing you will have the latest.
Another option: if your plotter is Platinum compatable, get a Platinum Plus chart. with the new SonarCharting program you can go boating/fishing and record sonar the entire time. when you come back upload the data to our webstore. Come back 24 hours later for a fresh data update and you will get all the area that you and everyone else in Bernegat bay ran, now in one foot contours and updated as of yesterday! No other mapping company or government agency has the ability to do this except us. With the corwd sourcing recording, you will get everyones data that shares so you could literally have the entire bay and all the changes that Sandy created tomorrow. keep yourself safe and more fishing spots