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I have a book in the boat of course, but it lists the current directions etc during different parts of the tide changes, and to a degree, how strong the current will be with various shaped arrows.
Some cases the current is against you, but something you can sail agains per say, say less than 3 knots. Others like Deception pass, you motor thru, either with the current or if against, you anchor and wait for slack as that pass can have currents in the 6-8 knot range. There is one well north in Canada, that surfers will go to, as the current will hit 12-20 knots with the ability to hit a wave if you will and stay there for literally hrs if you will at a time, well maybe no more than 6 hrs, but one heck of a long time when you look at that way.
If someone does not post the name or equal of the book I have, I will be down there either later today or in the next few, need to fold genoa from a race saturday where kids shoved down the front hatch, as I was dropping them off at the gas dock and leaving for the 1.5 hr motor home north to my marina.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!