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Leeds_chimp
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just wait for a member of the public or a ranger to tell you to slow down.......

serious though they play store has an app called Cycledroid and Move-bike which are spot on

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For Android an app called Sail Droid gives GPS speed and compass heading in an easy uncluttered display. I also use GPS Essentials. This has a dashboard which can display all sorts of information including speed. Both good apps (IMO).

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If you have an iPhone download HUD it's a speed app for cars bikes or boats.
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If you have an iPhone download HUD it's a speed app for cars bikes or boats.
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Hi

At the risk of being shouted at try an oldTom Tom or garmin road satnav if you have one.

I have two which read accurately down to walking pace  with the added bonus they show you the nearest eateries as you travel along.

The rivers are a bit schematic but if you wa t to save money you can easily put up with that.

Good luck

Graham

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I second the Garmin eTrex as it works well at slow speeds.
On the iPhone i use a couple of apps called  Speedpro & GPSLite again they work well at slow speeds
Gary

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Hi

At the risk of being shouted at try an oldTom Tom or garmin road satnav if you have one.

I have two which read accurately down to walking pace  with the added bonus they show you the nearest eateries as you travel along.

The rivers are a bit schematic but if you wa t to save money you can easily put up with that.

Good luck

Graham

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We also use the sat nav from the car. Its a Garmin Nuvi, shows speed over ground to a tenth and the trip log gives distance travelled, average speed, moving time and stationary time. The maps are a bit hit and miss but once you've been up and down it shows where you've been pretty accurately. Only cost a new lead and mount.

Andy and Kathy (IP11)

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One point, which seems to have been overlooked, but which is, IMO, very important, is the ability of whatever device you use to display your exact location as a map reference.

I use an old Magellan 310, which is no longer available, unfortunately, but, as well as giving an accurate indication of my speed (to 0.1 mph), it also gives me my location in a user-selected format. I have it set to give my TG location. This is extremely useful, when reporting any incident to Broads Control (obstruction to navigation, collision, etc), and, more importantly, for use by the emergency services, should something more serious happen.

It so much easier, and more accurate, to read out the TG reference, rather than trying to explain 'I passed How Hill about 10 minutes ago, heading towards Ludham Bridge'. Even more so for people not familiar with the Broads and who might not have a very good idea where they are anyway.

Just my two-penn'orth.

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Going past the Rangers mooring at Irstead the other day an Auxiliary Ranger appeared and gestured to me to slow down. Glancing down at my GPS it was reading 3.8 mph.I put up 3 fingers then 8 fingers to which he pulled out a radar gun from behind his back and pointed it at me ????
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Hi colingy

I think your experience opens a whole new issue. My understanding is that the speed limits are arbitrary but are mainly to reduce wash and backside erosion.

As some boats create more wash at 3 mph than others do at 10 mph I can easily imagine a scenario where a ranger asks you to slow down ( in effect cut your wash ) even when you are  within the speed limit.
It has certainly happened to me on a laden mayland 16 on the bure. This has a semi planing hull and can create a disproportionate wash. It has never happened to me steering a river boat.

I can't explain the speed gun though that seems a bit odd. Also I don't know your hull type but I put my theory down as a possibility.

Graham

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