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Old 02 September 2003, 04:11   #1
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Any one know how far you can -

1/ get up the river severn without speed limits

2/ how far with speed limits
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Old 02 September 2003, 06:21   #2
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Probably not of much use use but I know that Gloucester Harbour Authority have a 12 knot speed limit imposed in some areas.

Certainly by the time you get to Stourport there are restrictions of 5 knots upstream and 7 knots downstream but I am not sure where this actually starts.


Check out the attached for a bit more infor on the actual navigation http://www.btinternet.com/~motorboat/severn.htm


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According to last years river ticket, the speed limit is 6mph up, 8mph down. You can get up to about a mile north of Stourport. Then from Ironbridge to Shrewsbury where there is a derestricted area for watersports.

Be advised that you will be scrutinised through high powered binoculars every inch of the way. Any boat with an engine of more than 10hp will be viewed with the deepest suspicion by an army of ditchcrawlers, anglers, birdwatchers, ramblers and other such sub species. The world speed record for the leg between Upton marina and Worcester bridge stands at 18 minutes and is held by a rib owner who cannot be named for legal reasons. Also for your information, the river police boat can only manage 22knots and usually runs out of petrol three miles short of Worcester.

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It begs the question: why?
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Old 05 September 2003, 03:29   #5
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WHY?

THINKING ABOUT A CHARITY ROUND WALES CRUZ FOR CARDIGAN DOLPHIN WATCH.

JUST THINKING ABOUT HOW FAR ROUND WALES YOU CAN ACTUALLY GO?

JTH: HOWS YOUR RIB GOING
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You can get right round Wales. I looked at doing it a couple of years ago, but you'd need a RIB with an overall beam of less than 7ft to get through the narrow canal locks. It it was slightly oversized you could deflate the tubes at each lock . . .

I believe someone did the trip in a small sailing dinghy not so long ago. There's probably a speed record to be beaen though!

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