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I am owned by Pauline and Mark Blasky. My hull was built at the Duncan Marine Yard in Taiwan and launched in Dec of 1980. It is a William Garden design based on the Pixie Design and called by Duncan Marine a Freedom 45. They are the fourth owners and have owned me the longest. They have done extensive refitting to me including replacing my entire deck structure and rig. My masts are roughly 10% taller than original and now are made of aluminium as opposed to the original wood ones, which, though pretty, were always problematic. You can read more about me under "MORE ABOUT SARI TIMUR"

August 31, 2015

Homer Tides

For those of you interested in such things.  Homer has the fourth largest tides in the world.  That means the harbor basin needs to be well built.  The first thing we noticed was the very tall pilings when we arrived in.  They are comparable in height to several of the masts on the boats at extreme low tides.

The tide yesterday was 26 feet from extreme low to high, and it isn't even a special tide.  Equinox tides supposedly get up to 28 feet.  That is more than 8.5 meters for the majority of our followers.  The floating ramp design (the access from the floating pontoons to the shore) is fairly extreme as one could guess.  We tried to catch a few pics.  One is two hours before high tide, it still had a meter to go.  Another is about an hour before low tide and the last is just after high tide.  Not sure how much had dropped as the water does move out rather quickly.  Anyway it makes you realize why we keep watching the currents around here.

an hour before low tide

2 hours before high tide

just after high tide

2 comments:

  1. Very interesting how the rather large difference in tides can be controlled so well. Good photos.
    Roley

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