I had the pee scared out of me going through New Pass once, after a tropical storm in 2001, in a twin inboard, in windy conditions, when it quickly became apparent from the color of the water, that the buoys weren't even close to being in the right places. Deciding to follow the water color instead of the buoys was one of those puckering moments. Big Sarasota Pass is often more of the same.
I'll pass on those two passes!
"It's the tides. They can work for you, and they can work against you. And, confidentially, I've had this problem with the tides before." Captain Ron