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Old 03 November 2005, 11:55   #31
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I thought that there may be something relating to this on MCA Coded boats, but I couldn't find anything on the web, so I may have just made it up!

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It's there

http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mgn280.pdf

Paragraph 7.4.6 "located so that it can be easily seen and protected against heat and accidental damage".

Some useful stuff in the codes
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Old 03 November 2005, 12:07   #32
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So putting a s/steel bar in front of them to protect them from heavy footed and clumsy pax and mounting them alongside the transom knee whilst still leaving them visible and accessible seems like a darned good idea to me... Gosh! That's how mine's mounted
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Old 03 November 2005, 12:26   #33
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Ahh, Thank you Duncan,

At least I wasn't just imagining it!

I would guess that if carefully sited, the risk of impact could be minimised. On one of our old RIBs the filters were tucked in-between the sloping, reinforcing stringers (not sure if that is the correct term?) that braced the transom. This meant that they were relatively protected.

Pete and Jono are obviously better at keeping random cr~p off of their boat and that is to be applauded. Sometime ago, before I knew any better, I'd come off of waves and whilst the boat had landed, half the gear was still on its way down

The MCA Guidance note is quite a good reference source though, and would apply if you wanted to use the RIB for commercial operations.

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Old 03 November 2005, 12:30   #34
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It's there

http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mgn280.pdf

Paragraph 7.4.6 "located so that it can be easily seen and protected against heat and accidental damage".

Some useful stuff in the codes
Some pretty useless stuff as well.....

"inflatables boats should supply fuel to the engine from a portable tank of less than 27 litres"!!!

So my 480l under deck tanks don't count then???

It also says

"A petrol engine may be accpeted providing it is an outboard" - does that mean no petrol inboards then?
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Old 03 November 2005, 12:36   #35
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Inflatable as in NOT Rigid Inflatable?
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Old 03 November 2005, 13:00   #36
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Hi Codprawn,

" 'Inflatable Boat' means a vessel with attains its form through inflatable tubes only, which are not attached to a solid hull "

I guess that this means a SIB? So your 470l tanks should be ok...

Not sure about the petrol inboard situation though, but it does state that "pilot boats shall not be fitted with a petrol engine", so unless you are moonlighting for a Port Authority you should be ok!

Weirdly, I actually find this guidance less baffling than previous MCA publications, so they are getting better... Or I am getting more of a geek?

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Old 03 November 2005, 13:05   #37
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...tucked in-between the sloping, reinforcing stringers (not sure if that is the correct term?) that braced the transom.
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I believe the term you're looking for is...

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..the transom knee ..
God, I crack myself up.....
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Thx for that, I wasn't sure what it was called! I didn't see your earlier post, even so, I never knew it was called the 'knee'. Bugger, I've learnt something...

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Some pretty useless stuff as well.....

"inflatables boats should supply fuel to the engine from a portable tank of less than 27 litres"!!!

So my 480l under deck tanks don't count then???

It also says

"A petrol engine may be accpeted providing it is an outboard" - does that mean no petrol inboards then?
A RIB is a RIB - different to an inflatable boat.
Portable tanks to ensure that there are no sharp corners that might puncture the inflatable.

Inboard petrol engines are not generally allowed unless there are some exceptional circumstances.

It takes a long time to fully appreciate the sometimes strange rules and regs but they usually have some sort of explanation behind them.
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In Salcombe the MCA banned a ski school from using a Mastercraft ski boat as it was a petrol inboard - they ended up using a cheap (relatively) centre console outboard for the rest of the season! It didn't matter what precations they were prepared to take the MCA refused to allow it.
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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