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Old 14 June 2012, 09:42   #1
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Thames Mooring- Tower Bridge to Southend

I'm looking to move our RIB out of central London as the new speed limits effectively make it a bit pointless to stay there now, however I'm struggling to find somewhere. Can anyone recommend any marinas/pontoon's further out than Gallions Reach (Limehouse is full, as is South Dock)?
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Old 14 June 2012, 10:30   #2
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Hiya, i am no help with suggestions on moorings but can you give me a simplified explanation of the speed limit and start/ finish points? (easily identifiable landmarks would be helpful).

Fancy a run up there but dont want to be chugging along in the slow lane.

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Old 14 June 2012, 10:35   #3
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If you log onto www.pla.co.uk you'll get all the info you need.
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If you log onto www.pla.co.uk you'll get all the info you need.

Jeez.......... can't the PLA afford admin staff to type up a new version of the byelaws!!!!

The critical information that leisure users need to know seems to be buried within a mountain of other detail......... unless i missed it??
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Woolwich yacht club , Gravesend basin , or come round the corner into the Medway, a much more recreational river .
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Teddington Lock to Westminster Bridge- 8knots
Westminster Bridge to Hermitage Wharf- 30 knots (if you meet the extensive criteria)
Hermitage Wharf to North Greenwich- 12 knots
North Greenwich to Margaretness- 30 knots (if you meet the extensive criteria)

Criteria:
AIS Transponder
Local Knowledge Endorsement
RYA Advanced Powerboat
Approval from the PLA (they need to check your boat I believe)
If you are on your own, you must have advanced powerboat, however for no apparent reason if you have any passengers at least one must have RYA Powerboat Level 2

If you do not meet these, then you are restricted to 12 knots!

Personally I think the 2nd crew member being required to have an RYA qualification is ridiculous as it means the end of social RIBbing on the Thames.

Hopefully a few people agree with this and make their displeasure known to the PLA.
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Thanks ChristopherA, although I'm having some difficulty finding Woolwich Yacht club, do they definitely still exist?

Gravesend Basin, is this the correct address:

The Embankment Marina - The Marina and Mooring Facility on the Thames

Those prices look worse than Central London!

On the Medway, can you recommend anywhere (I don't have a car, so near a train station)?
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why are none of these speed limits on the 2012 user guide?
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They are:

http://www.pla.co.uk/pdfs/maritime/N...RINT_FINAL.pdf

I suspect you may have a version from earlier this year.
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It doesn't match up with what you have written though.

The guide says:
Teddington Lock - Wandsworth Bridge, 8 knots
HSC zone from Wandsworth bridge to Lambeth bridge
Lambeth bridge - Hermitage wharf, 12 knots
Downstream of Hermitage wharf is HSC zone.

No mention of speed limits in HSC zones or am I missing something?
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