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post #6 of Old 07-07-2010
davidpm
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Sadly here in the long island sound if the tide at 1 to 2 knots is against you and the wind is coming from where you want to go you end up with track that is a combination of the 45 degrees off your course plus a set and drift of another 20 to 30 degrees.
Total track can be easily 80 degress plus from your course which means you will never get to where you planned on going.

The three obvious solutions are to wait 6 hours change the destination or motor.
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