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Old 13 May 2014, 13:57   #1
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Menai speed limit?

Having travelled through the straits a number of times, I must confess to being slightly aggravated at the section of speed limit( I think it's 5knots?) which is an uncomfortable if not uneconomical speed. Question is, why? Is it at all times? Is it enforceable?
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Having travelled through the straits a number of times, I must confess to being slightly aggravated at the section of speed limit( I think it's 5knots?) which is an uncomfortable if not uneconomical speed. Question is, why? Is it at all times? Is it enforceable?

You have never sat on a moored boat have you ?

Speeding past moored boats is antisocial and in some cases, dangerous.
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Its because it is marina and sailing area, pita I know, also they have a guy with a speed gun that will chase you but when he catches you I'm not sure what he can do but yeh what he says above
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Its because it is marina and sailing area, pita I know, also they have a guy with a speed gun that will chase you but when he catches you I'm not sure what he can do but yeh what he says above
He can't do anything, but he'll give you a royal telling off.

It is enforceable all the time, and it is to do with the moorings, marina and sailing club as has already been said.
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I'd argue it came in to force long after the moorings and sailing club. It came in to being after they built all the new houses/apartments to the NE side of the dock and the jet skis were just tanking it around none stop. The noise was insufferable and the speed limit enforced. The incidental benefit for the people on moorings was I'm sure appreciated.


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He can't do anything, but he'll give you a royal telling off.

It is enforceable all the time, and it is to do with the moorings, marina and sailing club as has already been said.
Ah!! a past victim then Will ??
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I'd argue it came in to force long after the moorings and sailing club. It came in to being after they built all the new houses/apartments to the NE side of the dock and the jet skis were just tanking it around none stop. The noise was insufferable and the speed limit enforced. The incidental benefit for the people on moorings was I'm sure appreciated.


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Ah!! a past victim then Will ??
No... But M'Lurd I know a man who has been....
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Must say when we were up there, unless you are told about the yellow buoy with the 5kts markings you would pass them by without a second glance
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Must say when we were up there, unless you are told about the yellow buoy with the 5kts markings you would pass them by without a second glance

The Menai Strait chart tells you all you need to know!
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