If my foresight was as good as my hindsight, I would be a multi-millionaire.
I have no problem with wash; My boat has handled far worse on the open sea.
The speed limit only applies to power driven vessels:
From the CHA Byelaws.
6. Within the areas described in the Schedule hereto and indicated on the attached maps, subject to byelaw 5 and to the requirements of maintaining adequate steerage way and control, no Master shall permit or cause any power driven vessel to be navigated at a speed exceeding eight knots through, on or over the water, provided that this byelaw shall not apply to any vessel on any occasion when it is being used for Harbour Authority, police, fire-fighting or rescue operations in circumstances where such speed limit would be likely to hinder the use of the vessel for the purpose for which it is being used on that occasion.
That's brilliant thanks. I wonder if the same wording is in the Medway bylaw, would be useful next time I get told off!
Edit: It doesn't. Just looked up the Medway Ports River Bylaws 1991, section 22 says "No person shall navigate a vessel", and sub section 3 (a) (b) and (c) lists the various limits at various locations.
Last edited by Triassic; 21-04-17 at 11:37.
Also worth noting that as soon as you use the engine on a sail boat it becomes a power driven vessel, displaying the appropriate lights or shapes.
Not that i've ever seen a motoring cone used.
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