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Kent Narrows - Local Knowledge Needed

Greetings all. I am looking for some local knowledge for navigating Kent Narrows. My current plan for Memorial Day weekend is to sail NE from Annapolis, around Love Point, and then due S to the Narrows, under the Route 50/301 bridge and pass through the drawbridge. I know that the current can be quite strong and should attempt to pass during slack tide. If I can't hit slack tide, should I err on the side of ebb or flood tide? How much reliance can I place on the tide forecasts? Any other help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. My boat draws just shy of 4 feet, LOA is 30 feet with a beam of 11 feet, and bridge clearance is 44 feet. I have charts as well as the Chesapeake cruising guide for 2010. Many thanks in advance.
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