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Old 15 May 2013, 18:11   #1
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Harbour Speed and Wash

Just a quick note before I forget....

I spoke to the harbour Master in Cowes the other day and he said that they are having a crack down on the speed of vessels and also their wash in the harbours around the Solent area.

Obviously they will stop any boats going too fast, however they will also stop boats that are obeying the 6 knot speed limit if they are creating too much wash.

They will also share the naughty boys information with the other harbours in the area.

I don't know if this is a new thing or not but I just wanted to give you lot the heads up
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Old 16 May 2013, 03:42   #2
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Hamble Harbour master have a speed gun which they love to sit at the bottom of the river with!
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Old 16 May 2013, 03:45   #3
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I wish they'd do that to the passenger ferries up from Putney Bridge. Regularly @ 15 knots esp west of Richmond.
Gloriana took a pounding when she was moored up.
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they will also stop boats that are obeying the 6 knot speed limit if they are creating too much wash.
And what, tell them to get on the plane to reduce wash?
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And what, tell them to get on the plane to reduce wash?



Try slowing down 'til you're not making too much wash....
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Try slowing down 'til you're not making too much wash....
The Twatt actually has a point. My Rinker 21ft sports cuddy used to drop it's arse and put up an almighty pile of wash off of the plane. Get her up and virtually nil. The Fal. HM launches never really bought into that theory.
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Bet it didn't kick up a massive wash at 4 knots though.

I'm barely off tickover if it's flat calm and I'm in an area with moored boats.
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Bet it didn't kick up a massive wash at 4 knots though.
It wasn't great moving at all off of the plane. 5.7lts of Yank iron back aft made a fair hole.
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Dead slow and minimum wake are favoured over speed limits in east Devon and west Dorset, many in place to protect river banks and reed beds. It is mind-numbing when you have a 30 minute plod out to open water though, especially for some of the bigger/faster boats out there.
I am fairly lucky that my boat is moored in a harbour about 100 yds from open water.
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however they will also stop boats that are obeying the 6 knot speed limit if they are creating too much wash.
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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