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post #9 of Old 01-06-2014
jmallett
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Re: Near-shore tide what to expect. "Need some Guidance"

Consult Eldridge's Tide and Pilot book
www dot landfallnavigation dot com/-bp002 dot html

I am not familliar with that section of the coast (mostly I sail in New England) but Eldridge covers the entire East coast.

Also learn how to add the current vector to your course vector and plot it on a chart.

From your use of Lat Long coordinates it appears that you may be planning on relying on a GPS. That's OK, but use the marine chart, course vector and current correction as well so you have a back up. Don't rely entirely on GPS, it can go wrong for many reasons.
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