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Old 07 May 2006, 18:39   #1
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radar speed traps in chichester and portsmouth areas

while getting ready to go out today the nice friendly harbourmasters went out to their boat which was next to mine, they were equipped with radar for speed traps and also digital cameras. I overheard them talking about it paying for itself quite quickly.

so watch out on those long drags thru portsmouth and chichester harbours, they do indeed have radar speed guns!!
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Old 08 May 2006, 04:36   #2
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Yup.

They have had speed guns in Chicheter for a number of years.
You get a sort of sixth sense for black Ribtecs with Hondas on the back.
Watch out through the moorings. They hide behind moored boats and clock your speed.
Don't try to out run them as, I think, there are 6 ribs and 2 launches and they will "head you off at the pass".
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Old 08 May 2006, 07:53   #3
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They have many different boats ....
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For those of you coming to Littlehampton at the end of the month be careful on the River Arun too.
There are notices in the local papers on a regular basis informing of another boater having been fined for speeding.
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I am bemused…

So what is the state of play

1: they zap you doing 2 knots over the limit
2: take your photo
3: chase after you at full whack (complete with masses of wake)
4: catch you and then what?? Ask for cash or do they take visa

Can you argue the toss that you don’t have GPS. Taking the wife to the maternity ward etc
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Imagine them trying that here in Ireland ! Coastguard have no teeth here and our local harbourmaster is only now learning his own powers. Above all they have no power to request your name etc unless there is a copper with them...... ... The land of the free
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But honestly it is not as if they can trace you… (no number plate)

But I tell you what just picture the seen a bright orange RIB with a Opti 200 on the back flat out being pursued by half a dozen black RIB’s.

It would look like they are filming a bond film. Obviously one would have to don a DJ to get the full effect.
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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'?
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But honestly it is not as if they can trace you… (no number plate)
If you are local, they have your name and address from your harbour dues.
Also, on busy days the have all the exits covered. Its just a quick call on the private radio channel, and you get stopped by the next one.

The 8 kt speed limit is a pain, but it is there for a reason. There are so many kids in dinghys, very heavy traffic in the narrower bits, and a huge number of "mine cost a lot more than yours, so get out of my way" tossers around.

Me? I never speed (fingers very crossed behind back).
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not as fast as yours but they do have digital cameras !

larger ribcraft has a honda 150 on the back but is quite a heavy looking boat so you should be fine

mee....i will try to keep on the right side of da law
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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'?
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