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    Re: Wind & Current Navigation
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2003 Apr 16, 22:02 -0700

    On Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at 08:26 PM, Fred Hebard wrote:
    
    > I can nervously envision that sinking feeling as you were set in
    > towards that pier with very little you could do to get yourself away.
    
    It is a terrible feeling indeed.
    
    > Perhaps throwing a bit of chaff into the water in the future would be
    > enlightening, or looking at the water swirl around an anchor chain or
    > some such.  The orientation of free-swinging boats at anchor relative
    > to wind direction might also be helpful.
    
    Good ideas.  In my marina, however, there are nothing but slips: no
    anchor chains are visible at all, as there is a wind wall preventing
    any visibility outside of the marina!  This is ironic since today the
    wind was not the problem.
    
    Thanks for your thoughts!
    
    Dan
    
    
    

       
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