Nova Scotia currents - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Skills and Seamanship > Seamanship & Navigation
 Not a Member? 

Seamanship & Navigation Forum devoted to seamanship and navigation topics, including paper and electronic charting tools.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-09-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
BobSHU is on a distinguished road
Nova Scotia currents

We are planning to cruise up the East side of Nova Scotia this coming summer and can't find any information regarding tidal currents. The Canadian Fisheries and Oceans Tide and Current Tables lists only 2 locations for current velocities, both on the Western side of Nova Scotia. Does anyone know of a source for additional tidal current information for Nova Scotia, or have any personal knowledge of tidal currents on the East side? Thanks in advance.
Bob S
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-09-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NH
Posts: 513
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 3
misfits is on a distinguished road
Re: Nova Scotia currents

May want to check w/ Roger Long. He hangs out on the SBO site.
__________________
I'm not happy unless I'm complaining about something.
I'm having a very good day!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-09-2013
Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,301
Thanks: 3
Thanked 68 Times in 60 Posts
Rep Power: 9
killarney_sailor is on a distinguished road
Re: Nova Scotia currents

We have gone up the east coast of NS from Chester to Bras d'Or Lakes and never noticed any significant currents to worry about except at the northern end of Bras d'Or where the current is very significant indeed, but current info is readily available at Baddeck.
__________________
Finished the circumnavigation in early February in Grenada. Have to work on a book project for the next several months so the boat will be waiting for next year.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 04-10-2013
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
mgb69 is on a distinguished road
Nova Scotia currents

I live in Halifax area - don't sail outside of the harbor much (yet), but I don't believe tidal currents are an issue.
To my understanding tidal currents are caused by large amounts of tidal water moving thru small spaces (narrow channels, shallow areas or between islands).
Eastern NS is open to the ocean - so the tide has lots of area to move through and as a result does not develop any significant speed. That changes as you get into Halifax Harbor or Bras d'Or lake where the tide is moving thru narrower passages.
You will likely encounter some tidal currents around islands or larger bays (St Margaret's bay) - but since everything is mostly open I doubt currents are too significant.

Mark
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 04-13-2013
norahs arc's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Saint John NB Canada
Posts: 96
Thanks: 8
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 2
norahs arc is on a distinguished road
Re: Nova Scotia currents

Re Nova Scotia coast currents. Atlantic and Northumberland Strait shores are pretty tame but if you sail the Bay of Fundy shore get the sailing directions and tide tables. (Available from canadian hydrographic service)
There are some strong currents along that coast. ( I have seen over 9 knots - look just like river rapids sometimes.)
__________________
Catalina 27 Aft. galley, dinnet L/O
Saint John NB
Canada
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Nova Scotia CanadianDave Introduce Yourself 5 02-13-2013 09:26 AM
Sailboat family still battling immigration officials in Nova ... - CBC Nova Scotia NewsReader News Feeds 0 09-26-2006 11:15 AM
Sailboat family still battling immigration officials in Nova Scotia (CBC Nova Scotia) NewsReader News Feeds 0 09-26-2006 11:15 AM
Nova Scotia nevdoc Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 09-28-2001 03:59 AM
Nova Scotia mrey Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 08-03-2001 01:19 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:36 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.