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Old 04 February 2004, 14:57   #11
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I was in London today - walking down the Embankment I saw this boat. It's the new boat sponcered by Tate Modern with a Dameon Hirst design on the side. It claims to be the fastest boat on the Thames. The captain seemed to be taking advantage of this when I saw it - must have been doing between 15-20kts! I think that's a £1000 fine isn't it?!
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Old 05 February 2004, 02:58   #12
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Below Wandsworth bridge there is no speed limit on the Thames. The only requirement is that you don't create a dangerous wash.

You probably noticed that the hull design of this boat, like many of the newer passenger boats on the river, creates very little wake at all!


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Old 05 February 2004, 08:22   #13
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I'll check the London Marathon's some time in April. It might be a Sunday.

Working near the river in central london, I often see boats, many of them private including ribs, flying along, 30 knots or so, very little wake so perfectly legal

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