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|01-14-2012 02:35 PM|
Traps and prohibited areas? Just keep watch and check the chart.
|01-14-2012 01:51 PM|
The particular turbulence I have observed are relatively small areas near, and just west of, the two points - Point Lookout to the North and Smith Point to the South.
I would not run up and down the Smith Island/Tangier Island east side of the Bay. The charts show numerous prohibited areas, restricted areas, fish havens, obstructions and wrecks. The main channel and markers are much closer to the western side of the Bay.
|01-14-2012 01:18 PM|
Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd View Post
After rounding Tilghman Point on Eastern Bay and down the Miles we had a most memorable windward sail into St. Michaels. Days like those I will never forget, we got to see several of the bays personalities in a span of 24 hours, gotta love it
|01-14-2012 12:31 PM|
Transiting east to west or vice versa you will need to be on your toes, but as a previous poster indicated, it is a great way to test your skills. Not sure though that I would want to be in it in a small, or mostly open boat, unless you have a buddy around or onboard who can help you out.
Best of luck, and I am sure others will chime in.
|01-14-2012 09:39 AM|
When it's nasty, how far do the bad conditions extend?
Curious as to what is meant by "mouth of the Potomac". Is it just where the river meets the Bay? If wind and current are opposing at the mouth of the river, how far East and South do the nasty conditions extend?
Can you avoid them by crossing from say, Reedville to Tangier? Or would that put you right in the middle of it? Could you travel north on the west side of Tangier and Smith Islands or would it be better to just travel up Tangier Sound?
Thanks for any insight.
Rhodes 22 Fretless
Rock Hall, MD
|01-13-2012 10:23 AM|
Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
|01-13-2012 01:51 AM|
Mouth of the Potomac on wind opposing tide reminds me of Delaware Bay..3 second interval square waves
|01-12-2012 01:20 PM|
I kept my boat there from 2008 until this season (mouth of the St. Mary's) it can get nasty, especially if you get a good SE breeze with 30 miles of fetch and opposing current. It's a great place to sail when the weather is good, typically a bit more wind in the summer b/c of the wide open spaces.
Honor Pt. Lookout, the shoal moves. I've been around it more than 2 dozen times and if there's breeze, it's either a run out of the river and a beat up the bay, or beat out of the river, and a run up the bay. You'll pay your dues if you sail there a lot. But I don't think it's dangerous as long as you don't feel you "HAVE" to make it somewhere. I was supposed to deliver my boat to a race on a nasty friday once, decided leaving at dawn on Saturday made more sense. It worked out. Just be smart about it.
|01-12-2012 09:44 AM|
|aa3jy||I've heard it said that one sees religion when crossing the mouth of the Potomac when winds and current go counter...|
|01-12-2012 09:30 AM|
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