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Old 07 April 2007, 16:08   #1
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Speed limit at NE kyles of Bute - Clyde??

Is anyone who uses their boat in the clyde aware of an apparent "no wake zone" at top end of east kyle (between the ferry and narrows at burnt isle). There was some guy radioing every boat that passed that was causing a wash claiming this was a "no wake zone". Not sure how the ferry gets away with that...

I suspect it was someone from one the yachts on the moorings on east side but they never gave boat name (should have pulled him up for this :-) )

Fantastic day tho - great to finally see some daylight in the evenings!

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Old 07 April 2007, 16:31   #2
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Speed limit there? bollerks, he is probably getting sick of wearing his dinner when someone does irresponsibly horse it by colintraive in a big cruiser. If you've ever been on one of the mooring there, it can get turbulent.

I always slow down (I've been on both sides of the fence with this one).... a5.3 RC, you should give them him the prongs as you go by unless your really close to the moorings and I can't see you doing that




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Is anyone who uses their boat in the clyde aware of an apparent "no wake zone" at top end of east kyle (between the ferry and narrows at burnt isle). There was some guy radioing every boat that passed that was causing a wash claiming this was a "no wake zone". Not sure how the ferry gets away with that...

I suspect it was someone from one the yachts on the moorings on east side but they never gave boat name (should have pulled him up for this :-) )

Fantastic day tho - great to finally see some daylight in the evenings!

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Old 08 April 2007, 12:31   #3
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I always slow down (I've been on both sides of the fence with this one).... a5.3 RC, you should give them him the prongs as you go by unless your really close to the moorings and I can't see you doing that
Was far enough away that I couldn't read that hotel advert written on the wall (ie a good bit away from moorings) - Ironic thing is, a RIB going full tilt probably makes less wake than one off the plane!
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Was far enough away that I couldn't read that hotel advert written on the wall (ie a good bit away from moorings) - Ironic thing is, a RIB going full tilt probably makes less wake than one off the plane!
Exactly, as mentioned elsewhere on this forum.. Full Bung with only a couple of feet of hull and the drive leg in the water Ofcourse as a responsible Ribster we all slow down before the narrows though dont we?
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Ofcourse as a responsible Ribster we all slow down before the narrows though dont we?
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Is anyone who uses their boat in the clyde aware of an apparent "no wake zone" at top end of east kyle (between the ferry and narrows at burnt isle). There was some guy radioing every boat that passed that was causing a wash claiming this was a "no wake zone". Not sure how the ferry gets away with that...

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It's been in place for about a year and was issued in a notice to mariners by Clydeport, along with some other navigational info like the Clyde North of the Cumbraes is regarded as a narrow channel and you cannot impede the passage of commercial vessels etc etc. Have a look in your marina for The Marine Leisure Guide or something like that that Clydeport Printed.
The no wash zone is from the Ferry slip to Buttock Point on the West Kyle. Most slow down there anyway............don't they Craig .
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Yes .. Ive had the distinct impression of a dissaproving look from yachties as I've blasted past them at 50 knots up the East Kyle, the skipper standing there at the helm with his glass of chablis .. looking down his nose at us ! As if we were 'neds of the sea' so I thought hang on .... we need a decent sound system here. Now we can pump out a kilowatt of drum 'n bass as we pass hehe

This was no where near the no wash zone btw
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Another law because common sense wasn't enough.. still, I know now.





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It's been in place for about a year and was issued in a notice to mariners by Clydeport, along with some other navigational info like the Clyde North of the Cumbraes is regarded as a narrow channel and you cannot impede the passage of commercial vessels etc etc. Have a look in your marina for The Marine Leisure Guide or something like that that Clydeport Printed.
The no wash zone is from the Ferry slip to Buttock Point on the West Kyle. Most slow down there anyway............don't they Craig .
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I've pasted the current Clydeport notice about speed and wash below. Note that is does not specifically refer to the Burnt Island area, just the Clydeport area in general.

I'm always conscious of wake, but completely agree with previous comments that a RIB on the plane produces much less wake than one running at sub-planing speeds.


NOTICE TO MARINERS
03/07
SAFE SPEED
Mariners are advised that it is an offence to proceed at excessive speed where
damage, or risk of damage maybe caused by wash or displacement.
Caution should be exercised when passing harbours, piers, moorings, beaches,
recreational activities and any other areas involving property or persons.
Particular vigilance should be exercised when passing vessels alongside
piers, harbour walls or moorings.
Owners and operators of high speed RIBís and PWC should be
particularly vigilant regarding their speed and the wash that can be
created. Such craft should be operated in a courteous manner with
consideration being given to other sailors.
This notice applies to all vessels navigating within the jurisdiction of Clydeport
Operations Ltd.
Captain R R Bailey
Harbour Master
1st January 2007
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So there isn't a new no wash rule in the Kyles, it's just a general reminder to be courteous but it's specifically aimed at ribs and pcw skippers.
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