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Originally Posted by MtHopeBay View Post
I was so sure I had plenty of clearance that I didn't even look back. Then suddenly the bouy was coming at me fast and I was about to be hit hard directly abeam.
I haven't hit anything lately but I've experienced the same thing with light wind and strong current. It is amazing how fast the distance closes.
I have a theory that their is some acceleration going on to. It seems as though the boat starts to loose control to the current then the wind catches the topsides and they combine to sweep the boat into what you don't want to hit at a faster and faster rate.
At least that is what it looks like.
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