Originally Posted by Erin
So what's the difference between ordinary resin and the sort that's ok for fuel tanks?
Not being a chemist I couldn't tell you chemically, but what I do know is that it is formulated to resist diesel (that's what we use it for - haven't looked into petrol - especially with all the crap they're putting in it now) and the regular resins aren't! I wouldn't trust anything but the real thing for keeping it's structure properly, either chemically or physically.
Polwart is spot on - we had Trading Standards inspect our boat at the Southampton show last year although it was more of a paperwork thing. No CE marking is a big insurance issue - an insurance company would probably walk away from any claim that involved a non CE marked boat. Of course self certification doesn't mean you will get a fault a perfect boat, but it is allegedly better than nothing!