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Old 02 August 2006, 12:12   #11
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Interesting that sail is not covered, is this the same with other speed limits e.g cowes , does anybody know
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Old 02 August 2006, 12:33   #12
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Generally yes. It is the same in most rivers (Medina, Hamble etc) around the Solent but generally unless you are sailing a dinghy, in which case you will struggle to motor anywhere, the limits are sufficiently high that most yachts (which can motor or sail) will probably not achieve the speeds under sail anyway. Hamble with its 6kn limit is always a fun one.
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CHI Speed limit

It is interseting that we have been pulled many time for speeding in the harbour and the Harbour patrol are very fair and tell us to slow down later the same day we overtake them in our Dart cat doing in excess of 17 knots and exchange waves! Ivan the RIB driver who was fined had been warned several times and made the mistake of telling them excatly what to do with his speed ticket! So no surprises for them actually doing him good and proper.
It helps if you say you think your saw your young son or daughter just capsize in a OPPY !
Sparke fuel 1.08 l but they have limited supply and next week with FED week I expect even less as we have about 30 RIBS on safety patrol every day .
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Save me some fuel at sparks please

Will be in wend lunchtime, mid afternoon for it
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will do ! give us a call on m1 or m2 call sign 'longdog' if you are about
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Old 03 August 2006, 05:50   #16
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I used to do all my boating out of chi and occasionally also do rescue duty for HISC. It's a few years back now, but it particularly used to piss me off seeing the harbour master and ILB charging around in the harbour, not attending a rescue, going well in excess of the limit. On one particular occasion they came charging into the harbour together and stopped near camber for doughnuts and a cup of tea!!

They, in particular, should lead be example!! And adopting tactics of hiding to try and catch people out, rather than being a visible deterrent is classic police tactics that pisses the public off. They loved hiding behind the bar beacon, moored boats etc. I agree with the need to have a speed limit, and to enforce it, but I always found their duck and dive tactics to do so deplorable - watched them do it many times when I used to sail in the harbour.

(edit - bit of a caveat. This is about 5 years ago. Mebbe (hopefully) they've changed the crew)
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From what I have seen the Chichester Harbour patrols seem to be run more as a paramilitary operation than a public service organisation.

I suspect that a Harbour Master who clings to his military rank, plus young patrol crew in uniform with epaulettes, are contributory factors!

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I used to do all my boating out of chi and occasionally also do rescue duty for HISC. It's a few years back now, but it particularly used to piss me off seeing the harbour master and ILB charging around in the harbour, not attending a rescue, going well in excess of the limit. On one particular occasion they came charging into the harbour together and stopped near camber for doughnuts and a cup of tea!!

They, in particular, should lead be example!! And adopting tactics of hiding to try and catch people out, rather than being a visible deterrent is classic police tactics that pisses the public off. They loved hiding behind the bar beacon, moored boats etc. I agree with the need to have a speed limit, and to enforce it, but I always found their duck and dive tactics to do so deplorable - watched them do it many times when I used to sail in the harbour.

(edit - bit of a caveat. This is about 5 years ago. Mebbe (hopefully) they've changed the crew)
It's not a lot different to the Hamble militia, sorry I mean Harbourmasters, who do the same in their little rib-cat with no purpose. I have seen them speed, with lights, to provide a tow on ONE occasion, otherwise it just seems to be "do as I say, not as I do!".
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John your knowledge of our H.M

Is quiet staggering we call him peanut in the harbour because he was only half a colonel

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