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Old 09 May 2011, 01:44   #11
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Originally Posted by UKPOWERBOAT View Post
We have operated on a couple of lakes exactly as we plan to do so on the sea only difference is there isn't as much red tape! Kinda daft as both pose the same risk element, in as much as depth and distance from shore.......
This might be your undoing, what about-

If it goes wrong on the lake they end up on a Lee shore, at sea in offshore wind they are blown out to sea

Sea state?


More wind?

Access for emergency services?

Other water users?

Corrosive/damage from sea water?

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Old 09 May 2011, 13:37   #12
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no reply from me being so sarcastic either...........

ask these guys

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Old 09 May 2011, 14:53   #13
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Maybe you should operate aound Weymouth, apparently MCA reckon you don't need coding in that area !!!!

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