Originally Posted by GeorgeB
And they’ll only get worse. The port has already widened and dredged (to 50’ feet) the estuary in anticipation of the “super” container ships as soon as the recession ends. The prop suction & wash from these ships are tremendous and you have to mind your helm carefully so you don’t get drawn into them. The trick is to be able to get around them while they are turning around. As this picture shows, there isn’t a whole lot of clearance once they get perpendicular to the channel.
What a place to try and sail - talk about a wind shadow. I really have an intense respectful dislike for those steel islands. Dont be like Scrooge Mc Smackdaddy and have enough fuel for teh return trip.
5 short blasts on the air horn should make them move [ to the rail and laugh at you!]