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Old 06-14-2009, 07:07 AM   #1
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Default Navigating the C&D

Is there an online resource for rules of the road and speed limit type information for the canal? Is there a speed limit? There are no wake signs near Chesapeake City but no speed limit signs.
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Old 06-14-2009, 04:20 PM   #2
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I have seen many "go fast" boats running the canal at speeds exceeding 75mph.Generally one would only go as fast as they feel safe doing.Refer to Rules Of The Road Steering and Sailing rule #6Inland. Every vessel shall proceed at a safe speed so that she can take proper and effective action to avoid a collision.It also states to take into account the time of day,weather conditions and draft.Hope this helps with your question.

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That helps some. I was wondering if there were special rules. I guess whatever keeps everyone safe and alive is the best course of action. Seems too narrow for people to run excessive speed which is why I assumed some sort of limit.
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While there is no speed limit in the C&D canal, there is a no wake zone at Cheseapeke City, and right past Cheseapeke City at the Deleware Responder. (Oil Spill Recovery vessels)

Other then those two spots, speed and wake are ok, just follow your normal rules of navigation, and as always think as if the other boats do not see you.
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