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Old 09-23-2010, 08:28 PM   #21
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Your'e scarin folks again. Basically we only have tides over 2 knots in narrow channels called "tidal rapids". There are a number of violent rapids like Ford's Terror, Nakwakto Rapids and Seymour Narrows that can flow 15 knots and they only have a few minutes of slack water during tide changes but most all rapids are below 7 knots max and most tides are of far less volume than spring tides. On the coast I only rarely need to alter plans to deal w tidal current.


I use tide tables and the Garmin plotter.

Haha, we get pretty rapid tides I'm guessin' 4-5 knots in a place called Snow's Cut, where they cut a channel between a big river and the ICW.** Otherwise around inlets 2-3 knots, but in*most places you worry mostly about depth.

*We have 5-6 foot tides in our area and so you always carry a paper tide table no matter what, however the Garmin tide prediction station tables are very accurate and I use them now almost exclusively.* The thing to remember is that on a falling tide if you are inland of the station it will be deeper and on a rising tide if you are inland it will be more shallow, and vice-versa.* But I only pay attention to that much detail when I'm in my 19' Grady White when I'm going up a creek and don't want to hit bottom.*

Around here, we have a chalkboard with the day's tides on it.* Life depends on them.*

I've seen some lake boaters here at the coast say "hey where did all the water go?" seriously they didn't know....* And some end up high and dry and there is no way off* for at least 6 hours.** I take photos to remind myself to be careful.* Note:* they guy in the picture isn't a lake boater, he just got taken off guard near an inlet.

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Old 09-23-2010, 08:35 PM   #22
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RE: Tides

I also find it hilarious that* "t-w-a-t" was filtered out of "sal****er"

I had forgotten that was*even a dirty word after seventh grade

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Old 09-24-2010, 09:33 AM   #23
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I was wondering why salt-water was getting filtered out.
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* the guy in the picture isn't a lake boater, he just got taken off guard near an inlet.

*I did this once but with a full keel I was dancing on the bulkheads.

I know. I know. No flack please If it hasn't happened to you it will


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Old 09-24-2010, 07:03 PM   #25
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Hiya,**
Yup, tide happens...



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On the Washington/Oregon coast we always said;* "Ebb is evil, flood is fine".

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