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We were planing on staying on the boat last night since we were in the area, until the shore power went out around midnight. It was around 30 degrees last night and too cold to stay with out heat. When we were getting off the boat I noticed that it was hanging on the dock lines. All the lines were very tight. then I noticed that all the boats in the marina were hanging on their dock lines. I have never seen the tide so low. I read this morning that last nights full moon is the biggest of the year.

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A good opportunity to see where the channels actually are in those upriver nooks and crannies that are fun to explore, except that it was so dark. I'm going to get out in the light today and take some notes to use next summer.
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The tide has been unusually low here on the gulf coast as well. I went down to my boat yesterday and it was at least two feet lower than average.
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Last week we stopped at a marina in Southport, NC. We called and they said they had 8ft depths dockside. As we turned off their fairway, we grounded and I showed 4.5ft depth (true). The mud was so soft I was actually able to motor through it to tie off as best we could off of a T. They said they were seeing tides 2 feet below normal due to the moon. I wish they told me when I had first asked, instead of telling me there was 8ft!
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In Europe tonight is the biggest full moon so we shall see what happens
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Well... we went back to the boat this afternoon around 4:30 and all was well. The power was back on and the tide was low but not as low as it was at around midnight. I didn't check the tide tables to see if it was going to get any lower. We seem to loose power allot at that marina. I talked to them about the power going out when I was there today and all they said was, a breaker was tripped. If we still have this boat when spring gets here I think we are going to move to another marina with floating docks and reliable power. When we bought the boat we were at a marina with floating docks and moved to where we are now to save about $80 per month.

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