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post #40 of Old 05-26-2016
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Re: First off shore coastal run

Originally Posted by Captain Sandbar View Post
That's what I was thinking. If I leave at 4-5am I'll get to port Royal sound right before slack high tide. Only thing is leaving Warsaw sound in Savannah. I would be leaving at an outgoing tide with winds coming from the east. How "bad" will it be?
As long as you sail in the GA Bight you'll always be at the mercy of extreme tides and subsequence currents. When the tide and wind counter each other the chop can get real bad real quick. At a minimum it will be a lot of "hobby horsing:" and at the worse you'll simply have to turn back due to the severe hull pounding you'll receive. I've had to simply wait at anchor for hours to just get out many times. Have you thought about going "up" the ICW, I would give it some serious thought.
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