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Re: Navigation puzzle

Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
How close to the current station were you? That can make a lot of difference.

What your speed SOG or through the water?
I was hoping you would take a look at this for me.

The first picture shows the location of the current station.
It is the one labled The Race and is the second one on the list.
My location is on the third picture.

The only explanation I can come up with what you are implying.
That I was just far enough out of the race to have less current.

That really doesn't make a lot of sense however as the race is knows for very strong currents due to the bottom going from 200' to 50' so one would think the current would be everyplace in that neighborhood with some variation.
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