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Old 08 May 2006, 14:35   #11
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Chichester,

Don't worry about the Harbour Master there, he'll probably be busy giving me another rollicking.

I really must learn to slow down. Trouble is my boat just gets on the plane at 12 Knots. Thanks for the warning though i will take extra care.
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Old 08 May 2006, 14:46   #12
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Actually the Chi harbour patrol are OK they dont go overboard on regulars but do tend to hit obvious speeders . I was out on my DART cat yesterday and they pulled 2 jetskiers who were obviously baiting them . Usual scene of big fat thugs on jet skis being gits . Dont think you can speed at night either as they seem to know what is going on in the harbour at all hours
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Old 08 May 2006, 15:07   #13
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well all jet bikes should have number plates on as standard...

One question

See if you don’t stop do they stick stingers out to puncher your tubes or do they just but lobster pots out with floating lines, to do the same thing???

No fully agree there is a time and a place for going quick and round kids in mirror dinghies is neither.

Just had visions of them taking the same stance as traffic wardens one knot over and they would be out with there tickets.
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Old 08 May 2006, 15:57   #14
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River Hamble is another one to watch for radar traps. They hang out half way up the river when you are least expecting them.

As they can't give you points (not yet) anyone know what kind of fines you have to pay?

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Old 08 May 2006, 16:21   #15
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River Hamble is another one to watch for radar traps. They hang out half way up the river when you are least expecting them.

As they can't give you points (not yet) anyone know what kind of fines you have to pay?

Ozz

In answer to your question how much anything up to £10,000.
I was fined £750 plus court costs for doing 21 knots in the river arun 2004 which is a 6.5 knot limit,which i knew the speed limit but the day in question was the littlehampton regatta weather was crap regatta was cancelled, & at that time i had a valient dr 490 mercury 60hp on back which my son was helming no one else was on the river so we thought we went up river planing speed, then just round corner i looked what i thought was someone fishing no it was a speed camera, next miniute fast black rib & blue lights after major discussion,left with ticket. Two weeks later summons to court having taken legal advice no choice as evidence against me, so expensive day
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Old 08 May 2006, 16:43   #16
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Ahhhh the delights of living in the middle of nowhere....

The harbourmaster here hasn't got a boat even if he could be arsed to chase me though his office floats, and I wouldn't like to be chased by that as it probably weighs about 10,000 tonnes

The speed limit here is Italian law - it happens to coincide with the top speed of whatever you are driving at that moment in time
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This could be the start of a new era of Harbour Master baiting..
A bit like a joyride in your own vehicle. How fast are these 'chase boats'?
We are fast, and in Pompy we have "backup".
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Old 08 May 2006, 17:10   #18
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£750 Ouch ! - That is a bad day out. I think I will keep it under 6 then!

I was going up Southampton water the other day and the High speed Cats seem to ignore the speed limit above the Hythe pier. Anyone know if they get special treatment? He did it within 200 yards of a police boat that deliberately doubled back to try and catch me out. (well thats what it looked like)

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Yep the red jets are exempt!!
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i was of the understanding that they have to ask permission every time they come in and out
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