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Re: What would you do? Caught off guard by storm on the Chesapeake
you were just five minutes motoring time from a totally protected, safe anchorage at Goose Pond.
Goose Pond near the Bay Bridge? That's way north of the OP's position. The nearest harbor from his position 1 nm north of Thomas Pt would be Oyster Creek, 1.5 nm NW. Assuming that he could make 4kts, that's about 23 minutes. So about the time that he'd be entering an unfamiliar harbor, his world would turn real complicated, real fast.
I learned a long time ago that it generally isn't a good idea to try to out run these storms unless you have twin 150's hanging on the transom. Just my $0.02, but I've been smacked enough.
Sabre 38 "Victoria"