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Old 17 February 2010, 10:45   #51
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Last year some guy threated to beat me up because I was doing about 15 knots in 6 limit

Shame they aren't so mouthy when I end up rescusing so many yachties each year.

My Dad's got 31ft yacht which I spend a lot of time on anyway, so I know what its like either side of the fence.....
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Old 17 February 2010, 11:11   #52
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Last year some guy threated to beat me up because I was doing about 15 knots in 6 limit
Was that on this occasion?

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Old 17 February 2010, 11:12   #53
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Nope, different occasion
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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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something to do with the speed limit being 6 knots and me doing 35.....
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Old 17 February 2010, 12:42   #55
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Nope, different occasion
Were you aware of the speed limits, on both those occasions?
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I have always been a bit sceptical on speed limits for planing craft. I draw a much bigger wake at 6 knots than I do at 18 knots.................
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I have always been a bit sceptical on speed limits for planing craft. I draw a much bigger wake at 6 knots than I do at 18 knots.................
A mate of mine always used to claim that he would drive as fast as possible on dangerous roads, 'cos in doing so, he'd be spending less time on them, which would lower his chances of having an accident.
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I called up Jersey Coastguard when I arrived back from Les Minquiers on Saturday and the guy told me he had tracked my boat on radar doing 42kts around the East Rock buoy just before the 5kt speed limit in the Small Roads. I thought he was going to take me ETec off me but he just wanted to know how fast my boat went at WOT and what the fuel consumption was etc. I think he was a bit bored and just wanted to talk to someone. Clearly coastguards are nice people!!
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