As long as you hit agate during a flood, goint to poulsbo etc, the passage is not an issue. It is actually kind of fun to go thru with the currently puts me any how at 8-9 knots with a major current. 6knots boat speed, plus 3-6 knots water depending upon the current, south is less than north end.
Port Madison on the north end of Bainbridge is a nice place to anchor at too.
Which ship is the momsen? I used to keep our boat in Everett, but the only one I really remember were the carriers, altho not the name.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!