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Old 03-29-2013, 12:46 PM   #61
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I check the tides and the currents, particularly when crossing the Columbia River Bar; I always try for slack current at the bar, which occurs sometime after low tide because of the momentum of the river.
Sometimes I ignore the tides crossing the Straits from Port Angeles to BC; if there is a forecast for strong afternoon winds then I'll go in the morning regardless of tides, since they are pretty much beam to anyway.

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Old 03-29-2013, 07:50 PM   #62
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75 to 110 miles at "trawler speed"? The few times I ever was compelled to do that, I took the ocean, much faster and more straight forward. To me, trying to make that kind of time on the inside is just a no-can-do, you are passing up so many places to explore and enjoy. Exceptions being New York/Atlantic City/Cape May and Key Biscayne/Marathon/Key West due to draft. After a few trips, got to consistently skipping NC west of Beaufort and S FL south of Ft Pierce due to tediousness.


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