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Very simple, really - it depends on the Delaware only.
Originally Posted by deniseO30
When motoring, Up here on the tidal Delaware River it's always a consideration when going up or down river. Most sailboats can only do 2-3 knots against the flow, however when running with, it can be 7-9 knots combined with the flow and motor.
Now the C&D canal, I've not really figured out yet. Does the tide spilt in 2 directions?
When sailing and or motoring do most sailors account for tidal flow on the Bay?
A slight over simplification, but the range on the Delaware is SO MUCH greater than the range of the Chesapeake, the Delaware dominates.
If it is high on the Delaware, the current is towards the West, low, to the East.
Figuring out the currents and tides in the upper Chesapeake is more complex, because of this interaction of 2 bodies.
On the Chesapeake, in general, tides are strong near the mouth and in the Elk river area. Otherwise they are 1 knot or less and make some difference. On the Delaware you plan your day around the tide, on the Chesapeake, generally not.
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")
"Well, I just climb up to them."
by Joe Brown, English rock climber
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