Originally Posted by davidpm
So I have a question for you. At 8 to 16 knots if the tide is going your way and you have a boat that can motor at 4 knots can you control the boat or do you have to wait for slack?
No, we wait for the slack. Dent Rapids can run 11 knots. Just south of the narrow section is an area called the Devil's Hole. It develops into a large whirlpool. Folks have told me that they have seen logs in there, which would turn it into a very big blender.
This link is a larger image- both show my route through.
I have gone with the current in a couple of situations that I know well.
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