[QUOTE=CJL] My boat has got loads of safety kit on board and could easily be coded with the addition of a liferaft.
My questions are;
If I do safety cover for charitable organisation and get fuel for boat and car, accomodation, food etc but not take paying passengers would this require coding
you would need insurance for this and for your crew as its outside of you policy ie pleasure use
Also if I do a "try a powerboat" for a local RYA training centre and get paid for it, will the RYA Centre effectively remove the requirement for my boat to be coded?
again you are taking people out for hire or reward so insurance and coding again is required also the boat is not the training centres so would not be covered under thier policy, and try a powerboat is not a RYA recognised course
these are my interpretations of how it could effect you, i use other instructors with thier own boats but the boats must be covered for tuition and the instructor must have his own insurance available from the RYA
before they teach for me
hope this is of some use to you