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Old 01 February 2005, 04:15   #11
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if you go the way of Local Authority Coding that is fine most of the work is Solent based anyway . If as Paul said you want to work further afield then has to be MCA . Plenty of people in this game in the Solent so the ability to offer something further afield could be an advantage to you in terms of marketing .I run a mixture of coded boats MCA and local and fit the boat to the job. It boils down to where you think your client base is what type of work you intend to do ie corporate , media cover , event cover then where are you going to get this work from and who . The easy bit is getting the boat coded MCA or Local Authority the hard bit is getting the work and are you available 7 day's a week or just weekends and holiday's .
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Old 01 February 2005, 04:30   #12
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The easy bit is getting the boat coded MCA or Local Authority the hard bit is getting the work and are you available 7 day's a week or just weekends and holiday's .
All the best Tim
that's a fact!
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Old 01 February 2005, 07:42   #13
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Hi all

Heres my thinking behind all of this

1) I started out kitting it out and decided that checking the MCA requirements as this is a good way of getting my boat to what i would consider safe - Paul knows when i did my ADI i like to be very safe. So part from the liferaft I'm there, apart from a couple of meters of chain!

2) With regard to charter work, thats an option, but as you stated it will be about flexibility.

As ever good feedback Guys
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Old 01 February 2005, 08:29   #14
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Petrol tanks

Also considering.... but

under the regs petrol must be carried via portable 27litre plastic fuel tanks.

Most bigger ribs come with underdeck tanks, anyone else come across this and found a way around it ?

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Old 01 February 2005, 08:43   #15
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alanc, there this

7.3.1.2 Vessels other than inflatable boats should supply fuel to the engine from either;

.1 a permanently installed fuel tank constructed to an appropriate standard (see Standards
Annex 13) and in the case of vessels fitted with a watertight weather deck shall have
arrangements such that spillage during fuel handling will drain directly overboard; or

.2 a portable tank of 27 litres or less in capacity complying to an appropriate standard (see
Standards Annex 13).
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Old 01 February 2005, 09:58   #16
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Thanks but go on to 7.3.1.3 re inflatable boats. This says specifically you should use tanks of less than 27 litres.

Is a Rib different to an 'inflatible boat' for the purposes of the code ? waiting for a response from the MCA so all will become clear in time....


Please , please prove me wrong - I really really want to be wrong as would solve my problem (or one of them !!!)
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Old 01 February 2005, 10:42   #17
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Yep, your wrong, have a read of the deffinitions at the beginning of the regs.

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Old 06 February 2005, 08:28   #18
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For info, got hold of Portsmouth pilots this week, if you are going the local authority route they have now adopted the harmonised codes and you now require a liferaft whereas before you didn't.

On another subject, anyone know a half decent accountant in Portsmouth area that can advise on what you can and can't claim for regarding depreciation etc when setting up as a sole trader but still using boat for pleasure as well?
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