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Re: sailing as i write

Its flood and ebb and it depends on were you are as to which is favorable

The Eldridge tide book for the area would be your friend as with the pictures of each place it makes it much simpler to understand how the water flows and plan ahead of time what will be the most favorable times

For example if I go from Northport to Greenport I have to go through Plum Gut and need to ride the ebb out through the sound BUT then you need to turn west into Greenport and your in foul current for the last 15 miles

If you study when the current chart you can hit the same place at slack and start to ride the flood in saving a HUGE amount of time as the water is moving at 3 plus knots

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