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Old 03-06-2012, 21:58   #1
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Queensland speed limits

Now have I got this right, because it seems crazy, however I was only told this by one person, so it might be wrong?

6 knots speed limit in canals and restricted waterways for boats of 8 metres or more.

No speed limit in canals and restricted waterward for boats less than 8 metres.

6 knots or less within 30 metres of another boat or swimmer etc.

Other limits as defined by the speed signs at that location.

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The bit that makes me wonder is the bit about being able to go as fast as you want in the canals if you are under 8 metres.... is that right?
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Old 04-06-2012, 00:05   #2
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Re: Queensland speed limits

No, the imformation given is incorrect.
Restrictions can vary, however most canals are 6 knots for all vessels and no wash.Some parts of canals before getting into residential areas have open speed limits for vessels below 8 metres.
Some areas are 4 knots.
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Old 04-06-2012, 00:37   #3
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Re: Queensland speed limits

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Some areas are 4 knots.
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Great! My minium speed is 4+ knots, maximum is 7.4.

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Re: Queensland speed limits

This discussion came up when a mate purchased a 8.5 metre boat second hand. He said that the previous owner ditched it for something smaller because he lives some 7kms from the "bay" and that he has to travel at 6 knots for 7kms every time he goes out and it takes ages, but with something less than 8 metres, he can zoom out quickly. Added to that, the boat is a stern drive and you're constantly correcting course for 7 kms, from left to right over and over. Not an issue when the rudder is behind the prop.
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