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Old 14 November 2008, 14:35   #11
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I thought a speed limit was in place on the Thames?
There's a limit of 8 kph (yes, kph, not knots or mph...) upstream of Wandsworth bridge, but downstream there is no limit
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Old 14 November 2008, 16:14   #12
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There's a limit of 8 kph (yes, kph, not knots or mph...) upstream of Wandsworth bridge, but downstream there is no limit

At the moment!!!
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There's a limit of 8 kph (yes, kph, not knots or mph...) upstream of Wandsworth bridge...
I don't think my boat can go the slow unless the Missus is paddling it~

Damn you sots have a lot of rules over there.
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Old 14 November 2008, 22:50   #14
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kph???? What is that all about. Sadly. after 400 years of trying to invade Britain the French have suceeded with a hole under the channel and kph.
next will be all pubs will have to be replaced by some sort of temple.
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Old 15 November 2008, 08:40   #15
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They look to me like Avon adventures fitted with 150 yammies
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Old 16 November 2008, 16:53   #16
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They look to me like Avon adventures fitted with 150 yammies
There was an Avon Adventure on ebay a few months ago, which had been previously painted black for film use. A photo of it with most of the paint removed, appeared in the infamous Portishead lifeboat thread:

http://rib.net/forum/showpost.php?p=262259&postcount=42
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Old 17 November 2008, 08:38   #17
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Nah - not in Bond films. He even jumps red lights......
...in boats!

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Old 19 November 2008, 15:25   #18
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pretty sure it's 8kts upstream of wandsworth and the creeks apart from damage to people and property etc... 5kph you wouldn't make way against a decent tide..
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....5kph you wouldn't make way against a decent tide..
Are you saying the limit is Speed Over Water?
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aha, i only really know the tidal thames bit, and i'm fairly sure 8kts, through the water. Makes sense as otherwise you'd be semi planing going against the tide but only doing 8 kts, or wouldn't have (much) steerage if going with the tide.
rowing coaches apparently have an exemption tho.

have just had a look on google and it seems the non tidal thames is actually 8kph ground speed - how very confusing!

so both of us are right, isn't that nice.

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