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Old 09 May 2006, 12:36   #21
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If my memory serves me correctly there has been a "measured mile" in Soton water for over 1/2 a decade. and you need permision to use it for performance testing. It would be great if this facility continues to survive.
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Old 09 May 2006, 12:39   #22
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there is, 2 x markers or posts,but have never seen them
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Old 09 May 2006, 17:28   #23
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Why don't they pull the wind surfers, rowers, dinghy sailers, yachties and the like? Surely they are a "vessel engaged in navigation"??

I get sick of getting rowed into by dipsticks on the non-tidal Thames who are going faster than me and I'm normally bob on the speed limit up there.

Surely they must also comply with the speed limit if its not there "for the sake of it" and to protect other water users?

Those rowing boats are very pointed and pretty darn fast!

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Those rowing boats are very pointed and pretty darn fast!
And the ones who sit facing the stern don't keep a proper lookout!
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Old 10 May 2006, 03:17   #25
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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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They always ask permission from VTS to exceed the speed limit. You can hear them request it on Ch12
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Old 10 May 2006, 05:31   #26
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On the River Deben speed limit is 8knots (apart from water ski areas)

At 8knts my Rib creates a fairly heafty displacement wake (18-24")

I can JUST stay on the plane at about 14knts (trimmed well in) so tend to do this and have never got complaints from yachties etc. (virtually no wash at all)

I understand the need to regulate the 'nutters' out there but please lets leave room for some common sense from those with experience
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Old 10 May 2006, 06:19   #27
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They always ask permission from VTS to exceed the speed limit. You can hear them request it on Ch12
Might have to ask them on channel 12 for a laugh next time I'm up there...they can only say no.
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On the River Deben speed limit is 8knots (apart from water ski areas)

At 8knts my Rib creates a fairly heafty displacement wake (18-24")
In that case you could try going at 6knts . In Pompy Harbour some of the big gin-palaces can kick up quite a wake at 10knts so we ask 'em to slow down even more. A speed limit is not the fixed speed that you must travel at - it is the maximum speed. There are other considerations such as wake, etc., to be taken into account.

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I can JUST stay on the plane at about 14knts (trimmed well in) so tend to do this and have never got complaints from yachties etc. (virtually no wash at all)
If you were driving a car on the roads you would probably be facing a ban for travelling at nearly twice the speed limit.

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I understand the need to regulate the 'nutters' out there but please lets leave room for some common sense from those with experience
How does one define a "nutter"?
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Old 10 May 2006, 07:15   #29
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How does one define a "nutter"?
Some one who is more stupid or irresponsibel than you are?
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Some one who is more stupid or irresponsibel than you are?
LOL Mark . I take it the "you" was as in the royal "you" and not me personally.
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