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post #30 of Old 04-10-2012
Sailormon6
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Re: Thunderstorm in Chesapeake Bay

Most thunderstorms on the bay come from the north or west, so I usually get close to the western shore and hug it. That often means heading from mid-bay towards the storm rather than away from it, but, you can't outrun it, so you might as well be in a good, safe place when it hits, and the safest place is on a weather shore, where the waves will be smaller and the boat's headway won't be impeded by big waves crashing against the bow, and the trees and bluffs along the shore will break the wind.
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