Ah ok, Ill hold my hand's up.........
I am a past victim.
Yes it's true the 5 knot marker buoys are easy to miss at both end's of the area. I missed one as I entered the area in my early days of ribbing and first outing down the straits. Before I knew it the guy was all over me like a rash with a loud hailer and blue flashing lights.
I was asked to kill the engine, he came along side and tied up to my Rib.
To be fair to the fella he didnt have an attitude, he simply wanted to make me aware of the speed limit and the reasons for it, namely the moorings, sailing club, and populated area. He gave me a copy of the chart of the area and proceded on his way.
I had no problem with our conversation and dont object to adhering to the speed limit. To be honest, as far as I am aware it is the only section of the straits where a 5 knot limit exists so only happy to comply
Member of S.A.B.S. (Wirral Division)
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