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Old 01-07-2014
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Re: Near-shore tide what to expect. "Need some Guidance"

Have you been out with 15-20 kts on the bow? What's your speed with the engine then? My boat has a fair bit of freeboard and other "windage" so we're probably not a good comparison, but our first day out of our "migration" north we had a headwind of 15-20, and we only saw 3.5-4 kts with the engine at essentially full throttle. When the wind wasn't on our nose, we were able to reach a little over 6 with the engine alone, and a little over 7 with the sails and engine employed at the same time. Of course, your boat is more performance-oriented than mine, so you will probably do better, but still...if it were me, my luck would be that the winds would be on my head on the way out, and then change to be on my head on the way in, too.
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