I've never developed the balls to shoot the gap. Too much large boat grained in my head. I need to follow someone through there someday....maybe. You can swing South and cut buoy 8 a bit to get out of the crap.
Following sea.....I never seem to be able to do it 100% but if you have the power, speed et cetera try to get on the back of a swell and stay there. Don't outrun the swell. Sometimes it too short between the seas/swell to be able to do this but try. Best to stay off the autopilot when crossing the bar on the way in especially if the boat wants to bow steer some. As stated before keep the tabs up, you don't want to be digging t
Yup I know it's ok. Just a mental block for me. Once I do it it'll be standard. By larger boats I meant the 200' to 300' boats I spent my entire career on...actually 360' was the largest I've run. I still have to check myself looking at wx reports. I see 20 to 25 knot forecast and think no big deal, then catch myself...nope this is a 28' boat.I watch Rhett cross it all the time. He actually crosses it in a different spot than I always have. It’s a little further to the west