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Old 12-26-2010
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Slowbutsteady makes some good points about opposing tides and wind although
at this time of year the wind generally isn't too much of a problem. We made
our trip in the summer, lots of wind, always against us. We decided to
anchor in the lee of Seal Island, I think. Really a dumb idea as it did not provide any shelter. In the middle of the night the tide changed direction
and the anchor line wrapped around the rudder which resulted in being stern
to a 3 to 4 foot steep chop trying to come over the transom, a real
un-organized fire drill. Somehow we got it all untangled and found a
small slough for shelter. Hence, my suggestion to stay in an enclosed
marina. If you stay basically in the channel or close to the sides you
should be OK, but keep a CONSTANT watch for commercial traffic, they
will close on you faster than you can imagine. Here is a link to NOAA charts
which you should follow closely.
Chart 18652a

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