Made jointly by Dumbarton and Stirling
District Councils under Section 121 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act
1982 as read with Section 56(5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973
In making, implementing and enforcing them both Authorities have and will
act through the Agency of the Loch Lomond Park Authority.
These Byelaws came into force on the 1st February 1996
These Byelaws may be cited as "The Loch Lomond Registration and Navigation
These Byelaws shall be applicable to the inland water's of Loch Lomond and
the navigable rivers within the Loch Lomond Park, all as shown delineated
in red on the plan annexed and executed as relative thereto.
1.3 DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS
In these Byelaws the following word, phrases and expressions have the meaning
hereby assigned to them respectively.
1.3(1) "Loch Lomond" or "The Loch" means the area of water and rivers described
in 1.2 above.
1.3(2) The word "boat" means every description of water craft used or capable
of being used for pleasure purposes. In the case of a boat being used for
the purposes of water-skiing and similar activities the expression "boat
shall be deemed to include any tow-rope attached thereto and any person
being towed there from.
1.3(3) "Power-driven boat" means any boat fitted with propelling machinery.
1.3(4) The "Authority" means Dumbarton District Council, Stirling District
Council, and the Loch Lomond Park Regional Park Authority and one or more
1.3(5) The word " Master" shall mean the person aboard having the command
or charge of the boat.
1.3(6) "Fairway" means navigable channel running between two areas of shallow
1.3(7) "Sailing boat" means any boat under sail provided that propelling
machinery, if fitted, is not being used.
1.3(8) "Trolling Shape" is a round orange colored ball approximately 200mm
in diameter fixed to a pole or rod .75 meters long and positioned in an
appropriate part of the fishing boat where it is clearly visible.
1.3(9) The term " Annual Mark" means a mark of the size, color and shape
prescribed by the Authority for the purpose of indicating that a power-driven
boat has been registered in any year.
1.3(10) "Restricted visibility" means any condition in which visibility
is restricted by fog, mist, smoke, falling snow, heavy rain storms, sand
storms or any similar causes.
1.3(11) A boat under mechanical power, whether also under sail or not, shall
be deemed for the purposes of these Byelaws to be power-driven boat.
1.3(12) A boat is underway within the meaning of these Byelaws when it is
not at anchor, made fast to the shore, aground or attached to a mooring
or other fixed object.
Subject to the provisions contained in Byelaw 2.4 no owner, or other person
lawfully or otherwise having the command, charge or management of a power-driven
boat shall knowingly , cause it to brought on to, kept, let for hire or
used on the Loch unless it is registered with the Authority as provided
by Byelaw 2.1
METHOD OR REGISTRATION
2.1 A Power-driven boat shall be registered with the Authority in the following
2.1(1) An application for registration, or renewal shall be made on a form
supplied by the Authority and shall contain such information as may from
time to time be prescribed by the Authority.
2.1(2) Upon receipt of the form of application, the Authority shall allocate
to the power-driven boat a Number, such number being of size, deign, and
color described by the Authority and shall notify the same to the applicant.
2.1(3) Upon registering the power-driven boat in the manner specified in
this Byelaw, the Authority shall also issues in respect of the boat two
LOCATION OF REGISTRATION NUMBER
2.1(4) The applicant shall cause the Number allocated to the boat to be
displayed on both sides of the boat in such a manner as may be prescribed
by the Authority and in such a position as to be clearly visible.
LOCATION OF ANNUAL MARKS
2.1(5) The Applicant shall cause the Annual Marks to be displayed on both
sides of the boat adjacent to but not touching of obscuring the Number refereed
to in Byelaw 2.1(4) and so as to be clearly visible.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF REGISTRATION
2.2 Except as stated in Byelaw 2.3(1) below, registration shall take place
when the allocated Number is notified to the applicant together with the
supply of Annual Marks and shall lapse on the 31st day of the December following.
COMPLYING WITH CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION
2.3(1) If a power-driven boat has been registered with the Authority and
during the year for which registration is valid any of the requirements
of the foregoing Byelaws as to the display of Numbers or Annual Marks are
not complied with then registration shall lapse for so long as the requirements
are not so fulfilled.
TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP
2.3(2) Upon every transfer of ownership of a power-driven boat which is
registered with the Authority, the transferor shall within fourteen days
of the date of the transfer notify the authority in writing of the Number
of the power-driven boat transferred and the name and address of the transferee.
2.3(3) No Number or Annual Mark shall be transferred to another boat without
the prior written consent of the Authority.
2.4 EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION
Any police or fire officer or other member of the emergency services in
circumstances necessary to the proper executions of his duty, may use on
the Loch a power-driven boat which is not registered with the Authority
INSPECTION OF BOATS
2.5 The Authority shall have the right to inspect a boat prior to registration
and at any other time to confirm the details given on the registration application
RESPONSIBILITY OF OWNER
2.6 The registered owner of a boat shall co-operate in any investigation
that is carried out into any accident or incident involving his boat whether
or not he was the master of the boat at the time of such accident or incident.
2.7 No person shall knowingly provide the Authority with false information
or fail to disclose any material information or renewal of registration
as provided in Byelaw 2.1(1) or when notifying the Authority of transfer
of ownership as provided in Byelaw 2.3(2)
RULES OF NAVIGATIONS
3.1 The Rules of Navigation contained in Byelaw 3 shall be complied with
by the Master of the boat
3.2(1) The Master of every boat shall comply with the provisions of Byelaw
3.2 concerning lights in all weathers from sunset to sunrise. The lights
prescribed by said Byelaw shall also be exhibited from sunrise to sunset
in restricted visibility.
(a) "Masthead light" means a white light placed over the fore and aft centre
line of the boat showing and unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of
225 degrees and so fixed as to show the light from right ahead to 22.5 degrees
abaft the beam on either side of the boat.
(b) "Sidelight" means a green light on the starboard side and a red light
on the port side each showing and unbroken light over and arc of the horizon
of 112.5 degrees and so fixed as to show the light from right ahead to 22.5
degrees abaft the beam on its respective side.
(c) "Sternlight" means a white light placed as nearly as practicable at
the stern showing an unbroken light over and arc of the horizon of 135 and
so fixed as to show light 75.5 degrees from right aft on each side of the
(d) "All round light" means a light showing an unbroken light over the whole
circumference of the horizon of 360 degrees.
3.2(2) A power-driven boat of 12 meters or more in length, when underway,
shall carry lights of an intensity so as to be visible at the following
(a) A masthead light, 4.83 kilometers, 2.5 meters above sidelights.
(b) Sidelights, 3.22 kilometers.
(c) A Sternlight, 3.22 kilometers
(d) All round light, 3.22 kilometers
3.2(3) A power-driven boat of less than 12 meters in length, when underway,
shall carry lights of an intensity so as to be visible at the following
(a) A masthead light, 3.22 kilometers.
(b) Sidelights, 1.61 kilometers.
(c) A Sternlight, 3.22 kilometers
(d) All round light, 3.22 kilometers, or, in lieu of the foregoing, an all
round white light and side lights, minimum visibility 3.22 kilometers and
1.61 kilometers respectively.
3.2(4) A power driven boat of less than 7 meters whose maximum speed does
not exceed 10 kilometers per hour may, in lieu of the lights prescribed
in the Byelaw 3.2(3) exhibit an all-round white light and shall, if practicable,
also exhibit sidelights, minimum visibility 3.22 kilometers and 1.61 kilometers
3.2(5) The masthead lights or all round white light on a power-driven boat
of less than 12 meters in length may be displaced from the fore and aft
centre line of the boat if the centre line fitting if not practicable, provided
that the side lights are combined in one lantern, which shall be displaced
from the fore and aft centre line of the boat by the same amount and in
the same direction.
3.2(6) A power-driven boat when towing another boat shall carry, in addition
to the lights prescribed in Byelaws 3.2(2) to 3.2(5) (as the case may be)
and additional masthead light of similar intensity in a vertical line above
or below that light.
3.2(7) A boat being towed shall exhibit:
(i)Sidelights, minimum intensity 1.61 kilometers
(ii)A Sternlight, minimum intensity 3.22 kilometers
3.2(8) A sailing boat of greater than 7 meters in length underway shall
(i)Sidelights, minimum intensity 1.61 kilometers
(ii)A Sternlight, minimum intensity 3.22 kilometers
3.2(9) In a sailing boat of less than 20 meters in length the lights prescribed
in Byelaw 3.2(8) may be combined in one lantern carried at near the top
of the mast where it can be best seen.
3.2(10) A sailing boat of less than 7 meters in length or a boat under oars
or paddle shall, if practicable, exhibit the lights prescribed in Byelaw
3.2(8) or 3.2(9) but, if not, an electric torch or lighted lantern showing
a white light which shall be exhibited in sufficient time to prevent collision.
3.2(11) A boat at anchor in or near a fairway shall carry forward, where
it can best be seen, a white light visible all round the horizon at a distance
of at least 1.61 kilometers. This Byelaw shall not apply to boats when at
their permanent recognised moorings, if those moorings are out of the fairway.
3.2(12) Between sunset and sunrise no boat shall show lights other than
those specified in Byelaws 3.2(2) to 3.2(11) inclusive, which are liable
to be confused or mistaken for lights so specified.
3.3 CONDUCT IN RESTICTED VISIBILITY
3.3(1) The Master of a boat shall comply with the provisions of Byelaw 3.3
as to conduct in restricted visibility.
SAFE MODERATE SPEED
3.3(2) The Master of a boat shall, in restricted visibility, go at a safe
moderate speed, and shall, if necessary slacken speed or stop or reverse
in order to avoid risk of collision.
3.3(3) The Master of a boat shall ensure that, if practicable, at all times
the boat carriers a horn, whistle or other means of making an efficient
3.3(4) The Master of a power-driven boat making way in restricted visibility,
shall sound or cause to sounded at intervals of not more than two minutes
one prolonged blast of its sound signal of at least five seconds duration.
3.3(5) The Master of a power-driven boat under way, but stopped and making
no way through the water, shall sound or cause to be sounded at intervals
of not more than two minutes two prolonged blast of its sound signal each
of at least five seconds duration's in succession with and interval of about
two seconds between them.
3.3(6) The Master of a boat at anchor or aground in a fairway, a boat restricted
in its ability to manoeuvre, a sailing boat or a boat engaged in towing
shall, instead of the signals prescribed in Byelaws 3.3(4) and 3.3(5) sound
or cause to be sounded at intervals of no more than two minutes, three blasts
of its sound signal in succession, namely one prolonged, of at least five
seconds duration, followed by two shorter blasts.
STEERING AND SAILING
3.3(7) The Master of a boat shall, in restricted visibility display lights
required to be carried on a boat by virtue of Byelaw 3.2 Lights.
3.4 STEERING AND SAILING BYELAWS
AVOIDING RISK OF COLLSION - SAILING BOAT
3.4(1) The Master of a boat shall navigate said boat in accordance with
Byelaw 3.4 relating to steering and sailing and shall at all times maintain
a proper lookout by sight and hearing as well as by all available means
appropriate in the prevailing circumstances.
3.4(2) When two sailing boats are approaching one another, so as to involve
risk of collision, one of them shall keep out of the way of the other as
(a) When each has the wind on a different side, the boat which has the wind
on the port side shall keep out of the way of the other.
(b) When both have the wind on the same side, the boat which is windward
shall keep out of the way of the boat which is leeward.
(c) If a boat with the wind on the port side sees a boat to windward and
cannot determine with certainty whether the other boat has the wind or the
port or on the starboard side, the board with the wind on the port side
shall keep out of the way of the other. For the purpose of this Byelaw,
the windward side shall bee deemed to the side opposite to that which the
mainsail is carried.
AVOIDING RISK COLLSIOIN - POWER-DRIVEN BOAT
3.4(3)When two power-driven boats are meeting head on, or nearly head on,
so as to involve risk of collision, each shall alter its course to starboard
so that each may pass on the port side of the other.
3.4(4)When two power-driven boats are crossing so as to involve risk of
collision, the boat which has the other on her starboard side shall keep
out of the way and shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, avoid
crossing ahead of the other boat.
3.4(5)When a power-driven boat and a sailing boat are proceeding in such
directions as to involve risk of collision, the power-driven boat shall
keep out of the way of the sailing boat.
3.4(6) When two boats, one of which (whether or not fitted with propelling
machinery or carrying sails) is being manually propelled solely by the use
of oars or paddles, and proceeding in such direction as to involve risk
of collision, the boat which is not under oars or paddles shall keep out
of the way of the other.
AVOIDING RISK OF COLLISION
3.4(7)Where, by any of the provisions of Byelaw 3.4 one of the two boats
is to keep out of the way, the other shall keep its course and speed. When,
from any cause the Master of the latter boat find himself so close that
collision cannot be avoided by the action of the giving-way boat alone,
he shall also take such action as will best aid to avert collision.
3.4(8)A boat which is directed by any of the said provisions to keep out
of the way of another boat shall, so far as possible, take positive early
action so as to ensure a safe passing distance.
3.4(9)A power-driven boat which is directed by any of the said provisions
to keep out of the way of another boat shall, as far as possible, take positive
early actions so as to ensure a safe passing distance.
INABILITY TO MANOEVRE
3.4(10)If a power-driven boat is in any circumstances unable to manoeuvre
in compliance with any of the said provisions the Master shall sound the
letter "D" in Morse Code (that is to say one long blast followed by two
short blasts of its sound signal) to indicate " I am unable to give way".
It shall be then the duty of the other boat to keep clear.
3.4(11) Notwithstanding anything contained in any of the said provisions,
every boat overtaking any other boat shall keep out of the way of the overtaken
3.4(12)When tow power-driven boats are approaching from approximately northerly
and southerly directions respectively a pier or landing stage preparatory
to going alongside it and both boats are at nearly equal distance therefrom,
the boat which is to the northward of the other shall give way and allow
the other boat to go alongside first.
3.4(13)If necessary to attract attentions in the interests of safety, on
prolonged blast of its sound signal shall be sounded by a power-drive boat
when starting from any pier or landing stage.
BOAT ENGAGED IN TROLLING
3.2(14) No boat shall approach within 100 metres astern of a fishing boat
engaged in trolling and displaying a "trolling shape"
3.5 GENERAL BYELAWS RELATING TO NAVIGATION AND BEHAVIOR
No master of and boat shall navigate recklessly
No Master of any boat or any other person shall navigate while unfit to
do so through drink or drugs.
3.5(3)Navigating Without Due Care and Attention
DUE CARE AND ATTENTION
No Master of any boat shall navigate it without due care and attention or
without reasonable consideration for other boats or for persons using the
3.5(4) Young Persons
No power-driven boat of greater engine power that 3 kilowatts shall be under
the master of a person under the age of 14 years.
SECURING A BOAT
3.5(5) Tying up, Anchoring and Mooring
(a) Save as in an emergency, no Master shall moor, anchor, or tie up a boat
in any part of Loch Lomond where it is likely to cause nuisance, annoyance,
inconvenience, injury or damage to individuals or property.
(b) Save as in an emergency, no Master shall tie or otherwise secure a boat
to any buoy, beacon, pole making a navigation hazard or instruction.
3.6 NAVIGATING IN RESTRICTED AREAS
3.6(1) For the purpose of these Byelaws "Restricted Areas" as shown cross
hatched on the plan annexed as relative hereto are:-
(a) "The Narrows" between Inchtavannach and Inchconnachan.
(b) Between Inchtavannach and Inchconnachan.
(c) Between Inchmoan and Inchconnachan.
(d) Between Inchtavannach and Luss mainland from Inchfraoch to Bandry point.
(e) Between Inchfad and Inchcruin .
(f) Between Torrinch and Inchcailloch.
(g) Between Inchcailloch and Clairinsh.
(h) Endrick Water.
(i) The River Falloch.
(j) The River Leven to the Barrage.
(k) Fruin Water.
(l) Areas of mooring and congestion.
3.6(2)When navigating in any areas (a) to (I) in Byelaw 3.6(1) the Master
shall navigate the boat so as to be on the starboard (right) side of mid
channel so as to permit boats to pass port (left) side to port side.
3.6(3)In any areas in Byelaw 3.6(1) so as to avoid the likelihood of collision,
Masters of boats shall keep a special lookout and be prepared to stop and
3.6(4) No boat shall impede the passage or block any channel for boats passing
through any of the restricted areas.
3.7 SPEED LIMITS
Subject to Byelaw 3.7(2) and except with the prior written approval of the
Authority, the Master of a power-driven boat shall not permit his boat to
travel at a speed greater than 11 kilometres per hour in any of the following
areas all as shown hatched on the plan annexed as relative therto:-
3.7(i)(a) Within 150 metres off all shores, both mainland and island, the
distance to be measured at right angles to the water's edge.
(b)(i)The whole area of water to the east of an imaginary line drawn from
Ross Priory to Balmaha Pier.
(ii) The whole area of water bounded by Ross Arden Point, Slate Bay, and
(iii) The whole of the area of water bounded by Inchcruin, Inchmoan, Inchconnachan
and a line drawn from a point 150 metres north of Incruin and a point 150
metres north of Inchconnachan.
SPEED LIMITS - EXCEPTED AREAS
3.7(2) Speeds up to 90 kilometres per hour or whatever lower speed is safe
under the prevailing conditions are permitted in the following areas:-
(1) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's
edge 50 metres west of the "Maid of the Loch" slipway (OS. N.S 384824 to
150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge at the yellow marker
buoy south of Cameron House Marina (OS N.S. 381 824).
(2) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's
edge from the yellow buoy adjacent to the Clubhouse at Cameron House Marina
(OS N.S. 379 827) to a line extending 150 metres at right angles from the
water's edge 50 metres south of the point of the peninsula at the north
end of Cameron House Estate (O.S. N.S. 362 880).
(3) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water
edge opposite South Lodge of Loch Lomond Castle (O.S N.S 368 840) to a line
extending 150 metres out from the water's edge 100 metres south from the
Burnfoot Boathouse (O.S. 387 880)
(4) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's
edge 200 metres north east of the most easterly jetty on Inchmurrin Island
(O.S. N.S. 379 866) to a line extending 150 metres out from the water's
edge 100 metres south from the most north easterly point of Inchmurrin Island
(O.S. N.S. 387 880)
(5) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's
edge at the most south easterly point of Inchlonaig (O.S. N.S. 384 931)
to line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge from
the most northerly point of the east shore of Inchlonaig (O.S. N.S. 384
(6) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's
edge 200 metres north of Cashell Burn (O.S N.S 393 943) to a line extending
150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 200 metres south of
Carraig Rock (O.S. N.S. 387 949)
(7) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's
edge 100 metres north of Culag Farm (O.S. N.S. 354 954) to a line extending
150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 100 metres south of
Inverbeg south jetty (O.S N.S. 347 978)
(8) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's
edge 200 metres from the Inverbeg Caravan site north shore (O.S. N.S. 345
985) to a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's
edge 100 metres south of Rubha Mor point (O.S. N.S. 346 998)
(9) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's
edge 200 metres north of Blairannich jetty (O.S. N.S. 329 065) to a line
extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 200 metres
south of Inveruglas Caravan site jetty (O.S. N.S. 322 088)
(10) From a line extending 150 metres at right angles out from the water's
edge 200 metres north of Rubba Ban Spit (O.S. N.S. 328 135) to a line extending
150 metres at right angles out from the water's edge 200 metres south of
the most southerly Ardlui jetty (O.S. N.S. 320 152)
3.7(3) No person shall navigate a boat anywhere on the Loch at a speed in
excess of 90 kilometres per hour or in excess of whatever lower speed is
safe under the prevailing conditions, without prior approval of the Authority.
3.8 WATER SKIING
WATER SKIIING WAKEBOARDS, KNEEBOARDS, AIRCHAIRS
3.8(1) The Master of a power-driven boat shall not knowingly cause or permit
it to be used for the purposes of water skiing or similar activities except
in accordance with the following paragraphs:-
(a) When towing a water skier the boat shall carry two competent persons,
one of whom shall navigate the boat and the other of whom shall watch the
water skier and relay his signals to the navigator.
(b) The boat shall be equipped with a mirror so constructed and fixed as
to enable the navigator of boat to observe the water skier and boats to
the rear of his boat.
3.8(2) No boat shall be used for water skiing or similar activity unless
it has and alternative means of propulsion to enable the retrieval of a
fallen skier in the event of engine failure.
3.8(3) The Master of a power-driven boat shall not knowingly cause or permit
it to tow more than two skiers at any one time, provided that this Byelaw
shall not apply to any person who has first obtained the written approval
of the Authority.
3.8(4) No water skier shall ski in such a manner as to cause danger or give
reasonable cause for annoyance to a person in any other boat or member of
the public using the Loch.
3.8(5) No water skier shall ski while unfit to do so through drink or drugs.
No person shall knowingly cause or permit to be used any boat for the purposes
of parascending unless the prior written approval of the Authority has first
3.9 NOISE AND SILENCERS
NOISE AND SILENCERS
3.10(1) The Master of a boat propelled by an internal combustion engine
shall comply with the Byelaws
3.10(2), (3) and (4) relating to the emission of noise and the fitting of
3.10(2) A boat propelled by an internal combustion engine shall be fitted
with a silencer expansion chamber or other contrivance suitable and sufficient
to prevent the occurrence of noise amounting to a nuisance caused by the
escape of exhaust gases from the engine.
3.10(3) A boat propelled by an internal combustion engine shall be used
on the Loch so that the exhaust gases from the engine do not escape into
the atmosphere without first passing through the silencer, expansion chamber
or other contrivance required by these Byelaws to be fitted.
3.10(4) Every such silencer expansion chamber or other contrivance shall
at all times while the boat is being used on the Loch, be maintained in
good and efficient working order and shall not have been altered in such
a way that the noise caused by the escape of gases is made greater by the
3.10(5) No person shall operate a boat on the Loch in such a manner or for
such a time as to give any other person reasonable cause for annoyance.
3.11 GENERAL RULES RELATING TO BOATS
GENERAL RULES RELATING TO BOATS
3.11(1)No persons shall navigate, or cause to be navigated any boat which,
by reason of its construction, or fitting out, could be liable to cause
hindrance to free navigation or danger to persons, other boats of property.
"RINGOS", "BISCUITS", "BANANAS" AND SIMLAR DEVICES
3.11(2) No boat shall tow at a speed above 30 kilometres per hour any structure
of boat which has no independent means of propulsion or mechanical directional
DRIFTING UNATTENDED BOAT
3.11(3) Where a boat has been found drifting and unmanned, whether or not
it is for the time being a hazard to navigation, it shall be taken to the
nearest safe place at the discretion of an authorised officer of the Authority.
The Authority shall levy such charges on the registered owner of the boat
necessary to cover cost thereby incurred.
No responsibility of any kind whatsoever can be attached to the Authority
for any damage to or loss of any boat or for inconvenience caused when such
actions has been taken.
3.12 NOTICE OF ACCIDENTS
NOTICE OF ACCIDENTS
3.12 If any case owing to the presence of a boat in or on the Loch an accident
occurs whereby a boat is damaged or personal injury is caused to any person,
each and every boat involved shall stop as soon as is practicable and the
Master of each boat shall, is required to do so by any persons having reasonable
grounds for so requesting, give his name and address, and also the name
and address, and also the Registration Number of the boat.
The owner or Master of a boat which through accident or other cause has
sunk or is stranded in the Loch shall at the earliest reasonable opportunity
give notice to the Authority or to the Police of the position of such a
3.13 BYELAWS RELATING TO THE SHORE
Nothing in Byelaws 3.13(1) to 3.13(7) shall interfere with the exercise
by any reparian proprietor of a right vested in him as owner of land in
Loch Lomond or adjacent thereto.
TRADE OR BUSINESS
3.13(1) No person shall conduct any activity by way of trade or business
with, or in expectation of personal reward from members of the public on
the sore, without the prior written permission of the Authority.
VEHICLES ON SHORE
3.13(2) No persons shall permit a vehicle to be taken on to the shore unless
he has been permitted to do so by an authorised officer of the Authority.
3.13(3) No person shall discard hook, line weight or other item of fishing
tackle on a shore.
3.13(4) No power-driven boat shall be launched from the shore, without the
written approval (whether for launching in general or in respect of a particular
case, person or occasion) of the Authority.
DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
3.13(5) No person shall overcome any such a structure as described in 3.13(5)
above by driving over it or by any other means, other than and authorised
officer of the Authority.
3.13(7) No person shall remove or damage a sign or instruction erected by
3.14 INTERFERENCE WITH BOATS
INTERFRENCE WITH BOATS
3.14(1) Except in an emergency no person other than and authorised officer
of the Authority or Police Constable shall cast off the mooring line or
lines of any secured boat without the consent of the owner or master of
3.14(2) No person shall start the engine or in any way interfere with machinery,
equipment or accessories of a boat without the permission of the owner or
master of the boat.
3.15(1) When trolling, the master of the boat shall ensure that a trolling
shape is displayed to indicate that the boat has troll lines behind it.
3.15(2) Notwithstanding any provision made elsewhere all trolling boats
must conform to Byelaws "Lights" Sections 3.2(4).
3.16 DIRECTION OF AUTHORITY PERSONNEL OR POLICE
ENFORCEMENT OF BYELAWS
A person on land or water owned or managed by the Authority in those areas
described in Byelaw 1.2 shall obey and conform to the directions of a Ranger,
Police Constable or any other person authorised by the Authority and identified
as such relating to provisions in these Byelaws.
3.17 DEFENCE OF DUE DILIGENCE
DEFENCE OF DUE DILIGENCE
In any proceeding for any offence under these Byelaws, other than offence
arising from Contravention's of Byelaw 3.5(1) and (3), its shall be a defence
for any persons charged as a master or owner of a boat to show that he used
all due diligence to avoid the commission of the offence.
Any person contravening any of the provisions of these Byelaws shall be
guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine
not exceeding Level 2 on the Standard Scale