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Old 29 October 2009, 20:35   #1
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On the subject of beuatiful mornings......

This is a very rare shot - It's actually planing! About 5 mins later the spark advance stop screw locknut let go after I throttled back to phtoograph a passing seal, 5 mins after that the spark advanced far enough to knock metal off the corner of the pistons, and the Aux got it's first good run of the season......

The irony is had I left it at WOT, the stop screw wouldn't have shaken itself loose... As I think Nasher said in another post recently "the hazards of secondhand engines...."
Ahem... that'll teach yer... 12knot speed limit.
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Old 30 October 2009, 06:44   #2
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Ahem... that'll teach yer... 12knot speed limit.
Errrr Where does that kick in? I checked the notice boards at the marina and could find nothing about the local bylaws. I saw bouys showing an 8Knt limit around the old ferry slip / marina entrance which I stuck to, but nowhere did I see anything about a General limit

Unfortunately the return trip was more like 1.2 Knots...
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Old 30 October 2009, 09:19   #3
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Errrr Where does that kick in? I checked the notice boards at the marina and could find nothing about the local bylaws. I saw bouys showing an 8Knt limit around the old ferry slip / marina entrance which I stuck to, but nowhere did I see anything about a General limit

Unfortunately the return trip was more like 1.2 Knots...
My understanding is that between the bridges the limit is 10knots and from the bridges up river is 12knots. Was stopped by the polimen once. I think they just liked the chase cos it took em a while to catch up. They told me I was a bad boy and then left.
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I think they just liked the chase cos it took em a while to catch up. They told me I was a bad boy and then left.
I'm not surprised .. some of you East coast boys always look a bit furtive .. maybe if you turned the bass down a bit and put some carpenters on instead of that 50 cent rubbish .. he might have left you .. or maybe he thought the angle grinder in your pocket was a pistol
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Old 30 October 2009, 15:37   #6
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...nothing about limits (other than immediately next to Hawes Pier) here: http://www.forthestuaryforum.co.uk/a...0LOW%20RES.pdf or obvious on Forth Ports website nor is anything disseminated to berth holders at Port Edgar.
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Extract from: http://www.forthports.co.uk/ports/up...Directions.pdf

7. Forth Ports PLC, in exercise of their powers under Section 3 of the Forth Ports Order 1980 and having carried out the consultations required by that section, has given the following general direction to vessels navigating in the port.
Without prejudice to any other obligation to navigate with due care and at a moderate speed, merchant or other private power-driven vessels when navigating the waters of the port shall (except for such purpose and subject to such conditions as may be specified in a licence in writing given by the Chief Harbour Master) observe the following speed restrictions when West of meridian 3º 16' west:

a) When East of the Forth Railway Bridge:

i) Vessels of 100 metres or more in length overall – 12 knots over the ground
ii) Vessels less than 100 metres in length overall – 15 knots over the ground

b) When West of the Forth Railway Bridge:

All vessels – 12 knots over the ground

The imposition of a strict speed limit of 10 knots over the groundwhen passing within 5 cables of a ship lying alongside Crombie Jettyor Hound Point Terminal, or when passing within 5 cables of avessel at anchor or moored to a buoy.
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5 cables of avessel at anchor or moored to a buoy.
ok ok how far is a cabel then?
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ok ok how far is a cabel then?
0.1 nautical miles
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1/10 Admiralty mile or 608 feet = 1 cable

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PS. the limits were news to me too!, and i did my PBI at Dalgety Bay S.C. and PBI conferences from Port Edgar.
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