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I was having a conversation with a fellow boater and we were talking about Moriches bay and the bouys between the Smiths Pt Bridge and points east. He said the N. American system works around a clockwise assumption to Red Right Return. He explained that entering any S shore inlet and making a right (east) would place any Red buoy to your right during travel, if you were to make a left (west or counter clockwise) the Red buoy would be on your left as you traveled in the channel. I thought he was nutty but having spent some time in Moriches I see he is correct. From the Inlet towards the Smiths Pt bridge the Red buoys should be on your left to avoid the shallows and when heading east the Red buoy should be on your right. Heading from the inlet back to the Forge river (west) seems I've been on the wrong side for quite some time. Does this principle apply to all water ways on the S shore? Is it unique to Moriches, doesn't sound logical that it would be. Happy to have a very shallow draft!