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