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post #9 of Old 05-07-2003
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Sailing through Hell Gate NY

With all due respect for your experience and credentials, no one is immune from making a mistake. You''re quite right, there is a 3-4 hour difference between tides at the Battery and Throg''s Neck. Heading west from Throg''s Neck 2 hours after local low tide puts you about 5 hours after low at the Battery. At that time, Eldridge shows you fighting a 1.2 - 1.8 kts contrary current in the East River (Bronx section) and 3.8 kts contrary at Hell Gate. As the man said, "You can look it up." If there''s a fault in how I''m reading the book I would appreciate being shown the error since I do often rely on it. Thanks. HHJ
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