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Video: Sailboat vs. Deception Pass

Came across this video today. It's video of a Tanzer 7.5 trying to go out Deception Pass against a flood tide. I had to look at the date of the video to make sure the knucklehead in the boat wasn't me, because our second boat was a Tanzer with the same window configuration and I used to do dumb stuff like that when gas was cheap and time was short.

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Never been through there on a boat, but when I looked down at the Pass from the bridge above, I couldn't decide what would be worse: Pushing through it against or with the current!

That is an impressive spot.

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You know, you could have kept your mouth shut and we'd never know that this is you and your boat... Look how the stern is squatting...that boat is at hull speed... trying to faster than hull speed actually.

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Came across this video today. It's video of a Tanzer 7.5 trying to go out Deception Pass against a flood tide. I had to look at the date of the video to make sure the knucklehead in the boat wasn't me, because our second boat was a Tanzer with the same window configuration and I used to do dumb stuff like that when gas was cheap and time was short.




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Dude needs a lighter dinghy. I mean even I can see that.
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Impressive video Ray, was that your folks taking the pics. Oh wait, you said it wasn't you in the Tanzer. Bet it was pretty fun though.

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Quite the ride... when you get bored with that, Ray, come up and try Egmont's Skookumchuk narrows... oh - sorry - right - not you.....
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I'm not sure I would come through with clean underwear after going through Skookumchuk. We've hiked in to the narrows a couple of times to watch it run on spring tides. Very impressive.

Capt Vancouver took his boat through the passes north of Desolation Sound. My folks had a chart book that had notes in the margins from Vancouver's log. One of the entries was from the boat going through Seymore or one of the other narrows and their boat spun around three times and the crew cheered after going through.
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That certainly looks to be quite the wild ride!

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That's a cool screen snapshot. I haven't figured out how to do that yet with the software I use, Capn Voyager. Cool!
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All right....

Now, I've always been a Deception Pass chicken, and always navigated it near slack...

And then I ran into this guy whilst anchored off Hope Island, who had a boat that looked EXACTLY like yours, had the same name, and even looked like you

And he said: "I go through Deception Pass any time as long as the current is going my way"

And I said: "Yeah, sure, but what I'm afraid of is getting hit by another boater, who doesn't have steerage, or getting whacked on the hull or propeller by a deadhead"

And he said, basically: "Quit being a wimp. It's not that big of a deal. As long as you have the current at you back, it will spit you right through"

And so, based on the stranger's advice, I have now transited Deception Pass with 5 knot and 7 knot currents at my back. No big deal.

And so.. What I'm getting around to is that video. That looks hairy. Even with the current at my back. And I know that videos make waves look smaller.

But that looks crazy to me. It must been taken during a Spring tide. It's really moving....

Would you/he still go through Deception Pass with it moving that fast?

David.

Oh, and JRP, Mr. Moderator sir? Next time you show up at Deception Pass, it better be on one of your Sailnetter minions' boat!
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