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Old 28 September 2005, 18:13   #11
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Great shots Chris!

Looks like a top day out
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Old 30 September 2005, 08:11   #12
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I think it would be a good cruise with a good number of RIBS once the weather gets colder!

Up to Henley, we did that last year, it was a good long trip tho!


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Old 01 October 2005, 12:43   #13
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Speed - well topped out at about 10knots at one point but really should be doing 8kt.

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Er.... I think you'll find the speed limit is 8 Kilometres per hour, (which is about 4-5ish knots) They are very hot on it too - especially in a RIB!

There are several other slipways in the area. Cookham near the bridge. Aston near Henley has one down a narrow lane but the best around here, though a bit away from where you were is down the side of Windsor Leisure Pool. Concrete, purpose built, free trailer parking and lots of (paid) car parking.

Glad you had a good time. I always have a Thames trip at the end of the season to de-salt!

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Looks like you had a great trip, glad to see that the Northern Exposure has not lost her pulling power...
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Looks like you had a great trip, glad to see that the Northern Exposure has not lost her pulling power...
Don't know what on earth you are talking about!!

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Er.... I think you'll find the speed limit is 8 Kilometres per hour, (which is about 4-5ish knots) They are very hot on it too - especially in a RIB!

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Exactly thats why we "topped out" at ten knots!

Plus the River Patrols tend not enforce the speed the rigorously, more the size of your wake. Most of the River Patrols now know me so i don't get too much hassle. They know I slow down to nearly stationary near rowers, fishermen and dinghies.

The whole reason for the speed limit is to prevent bank erosion not really for safety reasons.

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So, exaclty which stretches of the river, and in what circumstances, is it ok to do 10kts (18.5kph) rather than keep to the 8kph speed limit?

And can we all do this, or is this a "privilege" for Environment Agency staff?
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So, exaclty which stretches of the river, and in what circumstances, is it ok to do 10kts (18.5kph) rather than keep to the 8kph speed limit?


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Which of your three versions of your post would you like me to answer?

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i have spent a lot of time on the river and the speed limit is 8 kph or slower if you are creating a big wash.

they often show more interest in boats that are potentially fast that cause a bit of a wake at slow speeds

i always get comments like ....thats a bit engine for the river etc etc....and it is only a honda 90....so i cant imagine what they will say when a rib is on the river with a large donk on the back

i suspect they will be very suspicious that a ribber will tear off when out of sight, would be surprised they would be happy for one to scoot along at 10 knts

but.....looking forward to joining the crowd on the river next month
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