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Under 30 NM to Sandheads light.. will you make 5 knots? If so 6 hours or so. The early/mid day tides are small so there won't be much in that either way, but it would mean having to get around Westham by 1300 to avoid the start of that big ebb. And don't forget any "helpful' flood will slow you down Nanaimo to Sandheads. Tricky trip this time of year - esp in a smallish, slowish boat.
I can't find any actual current predictions for the river itself (the runoff is hard to forecast) A current atlas may help some.
Can you get to Silva bay Friday? Shorter hop.
btw your course looks fine, just pay attention when you're nearing the jetty - those shoals are an amazing distance off the beach and local currents can fool you.
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Last edited by Faster; 01-23-2011 at 09:38 AM.