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post #10 of Old 06-01-2011
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Originally Posted by eherlihy View Post
... So, we sailed around the entrance for an hour, and then started through the canal with the current still against us, but it would turn favorable. It was frustrating to be motoring at 5 knots, yet the people strolling along the bike path were passing us... According to my GPS log, our SOG through the canal was between 1 and 3 MPH. ...
FWIW, when passaging against the current, if you stay in 15-20' of water along the edge of the Canal, the opposing current largely disappears and you can make good progress...nowhere as good as you do if the current is boosting your speed of course, but at least you pass the walkers. You are however close enough to the paths to shake their hands.

On the Buzzards Bay side, stay out of the main channel by ducking over to the little channel along Monument beach. several regards...

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