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Thanks Wraith, Guar, and Manana

I am passingly familiar with the 2nd Narrows bridge transit - I've done it a couple of times now, but always at or near slack. So I do know about hailing the bridge operator on Ch.12 and all that good stuff.

I was more just wondering how much the current can really get going under there if you're not at/near slack? Does it really get churning like some of the tidal passes, or is it more like a smooth river current?

The Waggoner Guide says the bridge current can run up to six knots and "is not to be taken lightly." On Friday there's a predicted max flood of just under four knots. So, not taking things lightly, I asked for thoughts from those more familiar with the area.

The collected wisdom here seems to be that at four knots current most sailboats should be able to run through at max flood and not worry about it. As long as the engine doesn't conk out. (Not that anyone here has ever had that happen, right?)
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There is a veggie burger option again this year.
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Simon,

I too have been through there many times but almost always with a raceboat,
at or near slack for a delivery to DC regatta. Last Easter after Southern Straits, i decided to take my house up Indian Arm for a little R&R. I was a bit lackadaisical in my approach to the 2nd narrows (ie I didn't look at the tide nor the current reports). Approaching the bridge with a pretty good 15kt NW breeze on the ebbing tide, I noticed some 'white water" under the bridge. I also noted a couple of power boats motor through and figured my house was up to the task. To shorten the story, I made it through but just. I have a new found respect for that bridge and narrows. Caution is the better part of....keeping your boat out of the repair shops.

Ok, let the slagging begin boys........


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Thanks Wraith, Guar, and Manana

I am passingly familiar with the 2nd Narrows bridge transit - I've done it a couple of times now, but always at or near slack. So I do know about hailing the bridge operator on Ch.12 and all that good stuff.

I was more just wondering how much the current can really get going under there if you're not at/near slack? Does it really get churning like some of the tidal passes, or is it more like a smooth river current?

The Waggoner Guide says the bridge current can run up to six knots and "is not to be taken lightly." On Friday there's a predicted max flood of just under four knots. So, not taking things lightly, I asked for thoughts from those more familiar with the area.

The collected wisdom here seems to be that at four knots current most sailboats should be able to run through at max flood and not worry about it. As long as the engine doesn't conk out. (Not that anyone here has ever had that happen, right?)
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From the early bird registration. Will try to update later...
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You should be fine under the bridge, we're not heading over until the morning of.
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From the early bird registration. Will try to update later...

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If I could get you to check the mailbox that would be mucho appreciated. Krikkit sent a posted registration, complete with actual cheque, mailed well before the deadline.
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A reminder anyone driving out Saturday AM or driving to their boats that it is the Whistler GranFondo.

Road closures here:

http://granfondowhistler.com/about-e...raffic-impacts
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Simon and Krikket, the office staff was on vacation, so they just got around to mail last night.
Also: Manana, Taliesin & Calico Farr 30 (Div 1, guess they are out to practice... and like free beer, beautiful scenery, valuable prizes, BBQ's on the dock....)

Glad to have you all.
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From the early bird registration. Will try to update later...
Div 2
Danu
Harwar
Paragon
Rubato

Div 3
Equilibrium
Ultraman
OCD
Flaming Redhead
Godzilla
Kitty Hawk

Div 7
Silk
Carpe Diem
Avanti II
Haida26
Crystal Dolphin
Sarandis
Mariah

Can we get an updated registration list by any chance?
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Guess I should have looked up first.
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