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Dumb question on tides

Suppose I'm sailing from Bayside to Lower Manhattan Bay as the tide is comming in. So then isn't also comming in the other way too from the Narrows?
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Get a current copy of Eldridge's Tide Tables (yellow paperback) to find out the times and directions of the currents in and around New York. If you listen to the NOAA weatherband broadcasts, they announce the times of High Tide for Sandy Hook, the Battery, and other spots in the Metropolitan area. They're not all at the same time.
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Yes. but at different times and rates. Follow Paulk's advise.

One thing that confuses many is that High tide is not the same necessarily as slack water. You can be at High, or low, tide and still have five knots of current.

In your particular case, the bodies of water that are major tidal influences are Lower New York Harbor and Long Island Sound. As those waterways become more constricted, the tidal influences are more pronounced. The Sound and the Harbor vary substantially from each other. That inequity is resolved along about a place they call Hell Gate. (g)
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You really should have an Eldridge or Reed's East Coast 2007 aboard the boat.
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Not a dumb question...here is what you need to read for this trip:
http://www.usps.maptech.com/index.cf...d_Flushing_Bay

...and here's an online tide table you can use to figure out your timing.
http://www.mobilegeographics.com:81/locations/2496.html

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The tide tables won't help much here unless you are draft restricted and need to know the depths.
But the Tidal Current tables will be much more useful in determining the currents in the area.
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