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Old 04-09-2014, 05:12   #61
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Actually gravitational attraction creates the tide. Tide creates the current.
And rotation of the earth.
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there are some lovely places wherein when the current riips thru, despite incoming tide, at WOW!!! kts, it is a lil funner to remove boat from slip to try to sail... we found in appalachacola it was extremely interesting challenge with post storm outflow and runoff competing and winning beautifully. (we got into trouble with a wrapped prop in this stuff and it was a true challenge...)
that phenomenon occurs here as well, but only when we have severe runoff from named storms passing by. i tried rowing across that flowing river last year post cosme, and it took me a half hour to row 100 yards. whooot. challenging. is ok if you are going out with it, but......(i really didnt feel like involuntarily going to melaque, so i rowed like madwoman.. was work and i am stronger fro it....).
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Follow your dreams my friend!!!! Speaking of looking for boats, you should consider a Tayana 37. Great boats!! Good luck!!!!!
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Actually gravitational attraction creates the tide. Tide creates the current.

Actually thinking about it as "the currents cause the tides" makes it immediately obvious why some places have such high tidal ranges, and others have hardly any tides as all...


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I would suggest you visit the SFBAYSSS.ORG ( SF Bay Single Handed Sailing Society ) website. Take a look at the offshore requirements for racing outside SF Bay, and read the sailing instructions/equipment requirements for the Single Handed Trans Pacific Race, SF to Kauai. It will highlight areas where you might want to put particular attention for a long solo passage. In my opinion make sure you have self steering that is bullet proof. Got AIS ? Don't leave home without it.

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