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Old 02-05-2017, 14:05   #1
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Galveston Jetty

I plan on taking my Jeanneau 39i offshore for the first time outside of Galveston. This weekend the weather and seas look great, but that means little wind.

Does anyone know what currents to expect going through the Galveston jetties? It appears on my trip back I will be going against the current.

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Old 02-05-2017, 14:39   #2
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The current at the jetty has never been too strong either way in my opinion. You do get some cross currents around pelican island and coming back if your against the tide your dead into it and it will cost you. Plus it seems the wind is never in your favor in this area either.
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also, you are aware the world ends at redfish?
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also, you are aware the world ends at redfish?


I've been in and out of Galveston quite a few times, and while there can be a current (even coming up and down the bay there can be one) its never that bad, a knot or maybe 2 max. The jetties are pretty wide, so its not like you're running a narrow cut in the Bahamas (or the Port OConner jetties - if you're going out or in those you want to make sure you don't have wind against current, and that the current is with you).

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Thanks for the advice. I have been offshore in power boats, but never a sailboat...so looking forward to giving it a try.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, jwilson.
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