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Old 15 January 2003, 12:16   #1
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Coding a boat

Hi all Could anyone help me with the requirements for a boat to become cat B rather than cat c. Is this even possible for an open rib. Would really appreciate the rules / regs. the boat is 7.8 m with twin 175's just interested at the moment if it is possible.

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Old 15 January 2003, 12:30   #2
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This is going to be a long drawn out saga,are you sure you want the imfo as it will take a lot of time.

And if you are genuinly wanting to go down this route then I will help,but it will hurt my brain and will cost you a lot of time.
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Old 15 January 2003, 12:35   #3
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Is the information not posted to a web site some where then. I was hoping someone would say here is the address go and have a look. I have not found it anywhere. Would it be better to sent the question to the MCA and see what their reply is. Is it even possible to get an open rib coded to cat b or higher.
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yes it is posted i will get you the address but it isnt that simple.

Either Mca coding or rcd wich is it to be.?
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Old 15 January 2003, 12:48   #5
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MCA. The boat if coded to this level would be used for Skippered Charter further afield than the 3 miles from land that is allowed today. If you could get the web address I will plug through the data and just ask for the bits I don't understand. The problem I foresee is that the boat is open is this the case. I understand that the MCA guidelines are to be changed in the near future will it get even more stringent. Sorry to ask so many questions

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to start out look at see http://www.dti.gov.uk/strd/recreat.htm

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yes it will get even more stringent but I think you could get maybe 20 miles offshore with a open boat. MCA Link to follow.
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see http://www.mcga.gov.uk/ its changing as we speak into one Workboat code,law in aprill aprox this yr
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This is interesting, I think! I have not come across any mention of RIB's yet are we classed as powerboats. If so that is not fair as we don't sink and they do Well not usually anyway.

Thanks for the links I now have plenty of bed time / bored at work reading
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Ribs as far as regs for stability go are now classed as power craft and are judged on the stability standared of iso 12217.

Weather it be work boat or recreational boat.
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