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Old 03 May 2006, 14:15   #31
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I have done a fair bit of sailing in my time and been in the company of sailing folk often and I would say that in the hierarchy of motor boats as seen by yachties, Ribs are probably fairly high up. Maybe just behind fishing boats and commercial craft. On the whole Rib owners are a pretty sensible bunch. The guys at the bottom are the 'Fletcher' type speedboat owners and Jetskis and I probably agree that the poor reputation that Jetskis have is largely undeserved. I will add that I've seen some pretty shocking antics carried out by some Gin Palace owners, usually the sub £100k type that inexperienced tosspots can afford.

I may have mentioned this before, but one of the biggest cock-ups I ever saw was Steve (Phil Mitchell) McFadden trying to launch a Sib with his daughter and girlfiend at the time ( Lisa from Eastenders) in it. The thing ended level with the transom, full of sea water!
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Old 03 May 2006, 15:09   #32
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Old 03 May 2006, 15:15   #33
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On a lighter note have you heard that one ...Why do women marry in white
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I know this is an old thread.. but yeah...

I don't know its a bit like people with fast cars on the road , why would get a fast car and not break the speed limit? or accelerate hard? personally I love my fast car and boat, however when im on the river or the road im not arrogant or bad mannered.

Where I launch from, the speed limit is 6 knots on the river, but if i didnt want to break the speed limit, im up for having fun as long as its not indangering other people as well as myself. For example if I see a sailing boat I will get well out of its way. Also if I see small rowing boats or people climbing out of their tenders then i will slow down so there is no wash at all - 4 knots.

But if i do 6 knots and stick to the speed limit thats the maxium biggest wash I can make, so as well as bobbing everyone up and down I would also be eroding all the shore and destorying all the birds nests lol.

Or at max speed im just burning more fuel polluting the river... and not destroying the wildlife habitat!

However, ever since I was about 6 ( im now only 19)! I've never been told off for being dangerous or anything like that and im on the river every weekend in something thats capable of more of the speed limit.
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Old 23 March 2009, 09:58   #39
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I know this is an old thread.. but yeah...

I don't know its a bit like people with fast cars on the road , why would get a fast car and not break the speed limit? or accelerate hard? personally I love my fast car and boat, however when im on the river or the road im not arrogant or bad mannered.

Where I launch from, the speed limit is 6 knots on the river, but if i didnt want to break the speed limit, im up for having fun as long as its not indangering other people as well as myself. For example if I see a sailing boat I will get well out of its way. Also if I see small rowing boats or people climbing out of their tenders then i will slow down so there is no wash at all - 4 knots.

But if i do 6 knots and stick to the speed limit thats the maxium biggest wash I can make, so as well as bobbing everyone up and down I would also be eroding all the shore and destorying all the birds nests lol.

Or at max speed im just burning more fuel polluting the river... and not destroying the wildlife habitat!

However, ever since I was about 6 ( im now only 19)! I've never been told off for being dangerous or anything like that and im on the river every weekend in something thats capable of more of the speed limit.
I think you’ll find the idea is you proceed at a speed under six knots that minimises your wash etc, which from your post is about 4 knots max

I use this time to get the crew to make sure fenders, ropes, kit bags, bucket etc are stowed or secure before we blast off when out of the limits and if its safe. Then on the return they get ready for recovering the boat, fenders out etc, but I'm a boring old git

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What about this scenario then..

Tidal flow in the river approx 5 kts. Minimum speed for steerage 3 kts. Harbour/river speed limit 5 kts. My SOG is 8 kts by radar gun, my/your GPS... I' m now speeding you going to prosecute me?

As an ex-'enforcement' officer 2 peoples word against the defendant in court is a very risky case.Was your log calibrated? What distance did you measure them over? Do you have recorded electronic evidence to play back in court? Did you ensure the continuity of the evidence? Was the log/GPS immediatetly removed from use to present as evidence? Were they cautioned in accordance with PACE? Shall I carry on?

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