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BenDragon81037

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Speed limit for locks and such
« on: September 26, 2016, 10:25:37 am »
Hey, I'm new, is there a speed limit for tight locks and docks?

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dinther

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Re: Speed limit for locks and such
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2016, 04:35:13 pm »
Not that you get scored on. Officially I am not sure. I expect so. For example in marinas there is a 5kts speed limit. I expect that to be walking pace (approx 2kts in a narrow lock) 

If a ship like Alina squeezes through a narrow lock at Koblenz imagine where the water goes. Only under the ship and not around. I don't think they can really go fast if they tried.

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Re: Speed limit for locks and such
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 04:38:47 am »
That's fair enough, I only wondered because on Koblenz to Treir, I was wondering how fast you should go while entering a lock so you wont get any damage. (IRL it would be terrible method)

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Re: Speed limit for locks and such
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2016, 02:26:50 pm »
I get through there at a snails pace. 1 or 2 knots. The simulator will not penalize a collision at very low impact speeds.