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St. Mary's county / Leonardtown conditions this weekend?

Anyone familiar with this area? Was invited to bring my 17' boat down there this weekend. I've been checking the weather sites and they say winds 5-10 MPH with 20% chance of storms. It'd be a 3-4 hour tow to get there. Any idea what to expect? Are conditions similar on both sides of the peninsula? At least as far as bay chop? I won't have this opportunity again for some time. Any comments are appreciated.
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I'll have some answers for you Sunday morning. Or the horrible sea monster of the Potomac will eat me alive and you'll never hear from me again.

Should be fun either way. See you on the water. I'll be in (on?) the little old yellow boat that still doesn't have its name painted on it.
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Anyone familiar with this area? ... Any idea what to expect? Are conditions similar on both sides of the peninsula? At least as far as bay chop? I won't have this opportunity again for some time. Any comments are appreciated.
Sea,

That is Breton Bay - off the Potomac R. It will be docile and well protected from big winds and not enough fetch to build waves unless the wind is in the 30s. Be prepared for enjoyment and, "there be no dragons here" as Webb Chiles (the circumnavigator) once observed. Let us know how it goes.
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I left McKay's cove at tall timbers and sailed straight across the Potomac to Virginia and back. Wind was at least twice the advertised 10 MPH and waves were 2-3 ft with a couple 6 footers. My ugly yellow 17 footer did wonderful actually. Had a blast!
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"Over Easy" earned her stripes yesterday and thankfully didn't live up to her name. (It looks like a cooked egg - dull yellow Hull, white deck) next time I visit the family there I'll take them out on Breton Bay if conditions are rough. Thanks Wayne!
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