Originally posted by tue
Maybe Greece is bringing in these new regulations.
Tue probably you are not aware but Greece (unfortunately) does not have any regulations. Ministers embesel funds, pass unlawfull laws, steel money, defraud people etc and nothing happens, they do not go to jail, do not resign and life just goes on. That was during the X Government time. May be will change now.
Hopwever, I do not think that such a notion would get through. If say one has to take his engine to a certified engineer for servicing and cannot do it by himself, is the engineer's work guranteed?
If it is and if the engine brakes would the engineer go and pick up the boat free of charge? I don't think so.
Engines (at least 2-stroke) are simple enough and I do not think an engineer is needed for servicing it.
May be 4-strokes??
But I think this will NEVER HAPPEN unless someone is making money allong the way.