There re several places you can get a local license( Hamble, Portsmouth, Lymington). We run two coded boats and three on local tickets.
The liferaft rule seems to be that if your rib has Grab rails then it doesn't need a liferaft. I got my tickets from Portsmouth harbour master (pilots) do the inspections and are very thorough. Costs 80 quid and is good for a year. Overall I think coding is about 40 % dearer over 5 years but think coding is a better ticket for commercial use
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