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Old 16 May 2013, 16:27   #11
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From the 1st April the speed limits in Cowes were changed to through the water from over the ground, a 4 knot limit has been introduced south of Kingston and there are discussions on giving the chain ferry right of way.
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Old 16 May 2013, 16:30   #12
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That'll be fun moving with the tide in the 3rd hour.

Can anyone say 'steerage way'?
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My eleven year old got asked to slow down in cowes the other week. So proud!!
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Cool, will he be having a word with the Red Funnel ferries then?..

Still trying to figure out how the car boats (Spread Eagle, Dead Falcon etc...) manage to do 14Knts past the VTS tower when all other commercial traffic has to obey a 6Knt speed limit

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That's because they call up VTS on the radio and ask permission to exceed the speed limit every time they approach..... But it still doesn't make it right though.....
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That's because they call up VTS on the radio and ask permission to exceed the speed limit every time they approach..... But it still doesn't make it right though.....
And yet the Thames ferries don't request permission and a blind eye is turned, even though they destroy the banks and flood moored boats. Mind you, there is nobody to call. Despite having to register for the pleasure of using the river.
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That's because they call up VTS on the radio and ask permission to exceed the speed limit every time they approach..... But it still doesn't make it right though.....
I think you will find thats only the jets that call up... The car ferries blatantly speed on by!

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