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Old 27 October 2017, 08:42   #1
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It Works! Ribtec 655 Through the Bridges!

A great day for a shake-down, after the re-wire of course! Now: planning mode!

https://youtu.be/OkYA7GHc8HU
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Old 27 October 2017, 12:45   #2
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A great day for a shake-down, after the re-wire of course! Now: planning mode!

https://youtu.be/OkYA7GHc8HU
Nice one.

Re the video - you need to use the full URL:

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Nice one.

Re the video - you need to use the full url
Ah, thought I had!
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Nice one.
And, you do know there's a speed limit at and upstream of the bridges, don't you?


".....17.
Forth Ports Limited, in exercise of their powers under Section 3 of the
Forth Ports Order 1980 and having carried out the consultations required
by that section, has given the following general direction to vessels
navigating in the port.

Without prejudice to any other obligation to navigate with due care and
at a moderate speed, merchant or other private power-driven vessels when
navigating the waters of the port shall (except for such purpose and
subject to such conditions as may be specified in a licence in writing
given by the Chief Harbour Master) observe the following speed
restrictions when West of meridian 3ļ 16' west:

(a) When East of the Forth Railway Bridge:

1. Vessels of 100 metres or more in length overall
– 12 knots over the ground
2. Vessels less than 100 metres in length overall
– 15 knots over the ground

(b) When West of the Forth Railway Bridge:
All vessels – 12 knots over the ground

The imposition of a strict speed limit of 10 knots over the ground when
passing within 5 cables of a ship lying alongside Crombie Jetty or Hound
Point Terminal, or when passing within 5 cables of a vessel at anchor or
moored to a buoy...... "
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how can they prove what speed you were doing
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Old 27 October 2017, 13:50   #6
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I got pulled off the ranger on loch ken in my honwave sib once he said it takes 66 seconds to go from the 10knt sign to the old railway bridge if your doing 10knts and I did it in 42 seconds so I was speeding I told him to piss off as my sib had no speedo I was guessing my best. he pissed off
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how can they prove what speed you were doing
Two ways; firstly Forth Nav will have you on radar and track your speed and, secondly, the police may creep up on you... don't ask me how I know....
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just tell them you had to go that fast as it was so boring on the forth you were falling asleep so wanted to get ashore asap.
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.... so wanted to get ashore asap.
I'm sure the coppers could arrange that for you....
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Two ways; firstly Forth Nav will have you on radar and track your speed and, secondly, the police may creep up on you... don't ask me how I know....
but could they actually prosecute you
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Old 27 October 2017, 15:16   #11
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I'm sure the coppers could arrange that for you....
Probably better than a day out on out on forth? Scenery is similar to a cell......big bits of iron is all you will see.
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Probably a bit like the Clyde technically there is a speed limit right down to the cumbraes but no one takes any notice they only bother you higher up if your close to the naval bases or there's any sub movements.
I once did the forth and Clyde from east to west I rang the lockkeeper at grangemouth to book a lock in before departing from port Edgar and he said you'll miss the tide "not at 30kts I wont" was my reply he said ok I'll meet you at the mouth of the carron in the rib. Follow me exactly he said & keep up! we did the run up to lock 1 on the plane in a 32 ft cruiser when we got to the lock entrance I said what was the hurry? His reply was there's only 4ft of water in places and less in some I wanted to keep you on the plane & if the tide was any higher you wouldn't have got under the bridges
Apparently before the new link was built there was 16ft below one of the bridges to the river bed we had 9'6 air draft and about 3ft water draft stationary
If I'd known that I might not have gone up at all
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Probably better than a day out on out on forth? Scenery is similar to a cell......big bits of iron is all you will see.
The attraction of the forth is the islands in my mind inchkieth is fascinating to rake around the others are well worth a reccy too
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The attraction of the forth is it is only 90 mins from the west coast for decent sailing.

Edit, 're clyde speed limit- absolutely bang on. I've been stopped 4x going up loch long but they have only mentioned speed once and it was only a threat from someone having a bad day. The other 3 were purely to keep to north or where you going. I've been up there many times though so not a bad ratio and generally nice folks on the police boats.
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The attraction of the forth is the islands in my mind inchkieth is fascinating to rake around the others are well worth a reccy too
we've had the kids out a couple of times at them have you been inside the tunnels and into the bunkers the only - point is the smell of bird shit and the amount of it I walked from one end of the pier to the other and gained about 3 inches in height
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we've had the kids out a couple of times at them have you been inside the tunnels and into the bunkers the only - point is the smell of bird shit and the amount of it I walked from one end of the pier to the other and gained about 3 inches in height
We went at nesting time they get a bit err territorial when there's eggs everywhere was like something out of the birds.
I actually fancy a trip back in the winter when there's no foliage and less pterodactyl to attack
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Two ways; firstly Forth Nav will have you on radar and track your speed and, secondly, the police may creep up on you... don't ask me how I know....


Iíll ask. How do you know
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but could they actually prosecute you

They could. Whether they do or not is likely to be affected by many things - including some of the attitudes presented in this thread. Rest assured that if you have a nasty accident then books will be thrown and as a leisure boater there are few rules to break so this one might be used.

Iíve never heard of anyone actually being prosecuted for this on the forth, but other areas have done, the evidential burden probably isnít as tough as you think.
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