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post #10 of Old 04-10-2012
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Re: Current tables

Eldridge has made note in the 2012 edition, of the sometimes inaccurate data gleaned from NOAA times . It seems that a lot of the NOAA times are quite inaccurate because they have not been updated in many years. I experienced a great discrepancy last summer in current predictions around Fisher's Island, The Race, and Plum Gut. Heading west out of Fishers, the difference was close to 2 hours. These are tough areas to predict but with this much discrepancy, it is impossible to calculate navigation accurately.

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