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Old 01 August 2006, 06:24   #1
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Best not to speed in Chichester Harbour

http://www.conservancy.co.uk/news/pr...?contentID=557
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worth remembering, it seems to take for ever to get from Northney to the entrance, but £1000 quid buys alot of beer
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worth remembering, it seems to take for ever to get from Northney to the entrance, but £1000 quid buys alot of beer
but it will not buy much petrol the way things are going. Filled up the other day and it was £1.02 not a happy bunny.
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£1.02? You poor thing, try filling it up for that down here. Cowes is currently £1.16/l and Gosport £1.09/l!!!!
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Sparks at Chichester entrance is usually quite good, but i suppose its out of the way for many, not sure what the price is but i will find out next week when we are down there
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£1.02? You poor thing, try filling it up for that down here. Cowes is currently £1.16/l and Gosport £1.09/l!!!!

yep but i was talking about garage price not marine price…
but still it is sneaking up once more. Seams like that 5quid a gallon is looming fast
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I feel better now, garage price down here is 95.9/l!!!!! (Thank god mine's back on its' trailer!)
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I take it the speedlimit in Chichester Harbour only applies to motor boats. Obviously it couldn't possibly be relevant to asymmetric skiffs and multi hulls planing at 18-20 knots
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I take it the speedlimit in Chichester Harbour only applies to motor boats.
I've just checked, and it seems that the speed limits do not apply to sailing boats.

The Chichester Harbour Byelaws, 1973, section 5 states:

"The master of any power-driven vessel shall not, subject to the requirements of maintaining adequate steerage way and control, suffer or cause her to be navigated or driven in the harbour at a speed exceeding eight knots through, on or over the water, unless the consent in writing of the Harbourmaster has previously been obtained."

Looks like simple discrimination to me. Anyone want to take it up with Lt Col JQ Davis OBE, Manager and Harbour Master?

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I've just checked, and it seems that the speed limits do not apply to sailing boats.

The Chichester Harbour Byelaws, 1973, section 5 states:

"The master of any power-driven vessel shall not, subject to the requirements of maintaining adequate steerage way and control, suffer or cause her to be navigated or driven in the harbour at a speed exceeding eight knots through, on or over the water, unless the consent in writing of the Harbourmaster has previously been obtained."

Looks like simple discrimination to me. Anyone want to take it up with Lt Col JQ Davis OBE, Manager and Harbour Master?

John
I guessed as much, surely a 16ft Hobie Cat Travelling at 20 knots is just a dangerous as a similarly sized Searider doing the same speed, and for the record I have used both. I would say the RIB has alot more control than the sailboat.
I very much doubt there will ever been a speed limit relating to sailing boats due to the fact they have difficulty controlling their speed and in this case the fact that Hayling Island Sailing Club brings so much money to the area through large national sailing events.
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