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post #5 of Old 04-16-2007
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The Delaware has a pretty strong current as IIRC. Going upstream it can really work in your favor if you time it properly. Going downstream... it basically works against you.

Any bay that has a strong current is going to be tricky if the current and wind and tide are in opposition... The most dramatic example of this is the Columbia River entrance in Oregon... which the USCG uses as a training ground for their rescue teams.

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