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cpcutler
Link to this postPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Note Dummy question about tides/currents

On the "chart" issued by the charter companies, there are arrows indicating currents, for example 3 knots along St. John's approaching or leaving Thatch Island cut.

They are indicated with arrows, one with a thin line, and opne with a heavier "feather" at the tail.

I assume that one of these is indicates direction during the ebb, and the other during the flow of the tide.

I am unable to find anything that says which is which.

Any help?

Thanks...

Chris
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:45 pm    

If feathers are on both side, it is a general current.

If feathers are on one side only, it is flood current.

No feathers is ebb current.
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cpcutler
Link to this postPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: Note thank you.... and so quickly

thank you, that makes sense, just wanted to confirm....
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