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And currently work at plant voglte. Small world huh?
Smaller than you think.. I retired from Vogtle Operations Dept. in Oct. after 34 years of service. Are you moving to Carolina for work?

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I'm working on unit 3 and 4.
Well in oder for me to hit high tide I'll have to leave a 4am :sob:
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I'm working on unit 3 and 4.
Well in oder for me to hit high tide I'll have to leave a 4am :sob:
First true light will be about 6:00. If there is no wind/tide conflict any time would be good, BUT if not, NOT good.
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In worse case scenario what am I looking at?
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Local knowledge aways trumps (also agrees with me). Looks like you have a low sitting offshore to the south east of you predicted to go north west. You have a east wind now (bet ya it's more ne)if the track is what is predicted more than likely the wind will go ne then nw basically anti-clock wise the moon phase right now your slack tides should be around the 6's and 12's.
Like I said local knowledge trumps and prudence is a virtue...
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Local knowledge aways trumps (also agrees with me). Looks like you have a low sitting offshore to the south east of you predicted to go north west. You have a east wind now (bet ya it's more ne)if the track is what is predicted more than likely the wind will go ne then nw basically anti-clock wise the moon phase right now your slack tides should be around the 6's and 12's.
Like I said local knowledge trumps and prudence is a virtue...
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I agree. Most competent boaters are also good meteorologists. Knowing where the centers of metrological disturbances and how they interact with your position/s is the key to well planned, safe and uneventful passages.
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In worse case scenario what am I looking at?
Given the latest forecast, with winds from the eastern quadrant, first East then NE, which is good for you, you can go inshore with at high tide or a incoming tide, on a beam reach possibly the entire sail, even when the wind veers to the NE, after the turn to the NW at the Bay Reach section of the channel.
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In worse case scenario what am I looking at?
Given the latest forecast, with winds from the eastern quadrant, first East then NE, which is good for you, you can go inshore with at high tide or a incoming tide, on a beam reach possibly the entire sail, even when the wind veers to the NE, after the turn to the NW at the Bay Reach section of the channel.
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?
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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?
Which river will you be using to get to Wassaw Sound? The Bull or the Wilmington? What's the draft on your boat? The outlet from the Bull to exit the Sound is shoaled up, you have to steer from the Bull River G1 buoy almost SW along the Colregs Demarcation Line, across the shoals in 10 to 12 water to draw abeam of The Wilmington River R 14 Buoy R 14 on your port about 3/4 mile away, You'll know your in the Wilmington by a water depth of 20-25 ft depth. Do not steer directly for the R 14 from G1, due to a 6 ft shoal area about halfway. When you get abeam of R 14 continue on for about 100 to 200 yards then steer approx. SE to R18, and subsequently on to R 2W and deep water.

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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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