Originally Posted by Biggles
That's a fair point. If one of us UK Ribbers was to buy and fit one of these super duper Radios exactly what would happen to us and what would be the likelihood of anything happening to us !
Check further in on the thread that Codders linked to. I think Jon Brooks' summary was fine up to £5k and possible confiscation of boat. As in all risk assessment exercises you have to way up likelihood, frequency of risk and severity of outcome. Whilst I agree that in the first two categories the score would be medium to low, the severity of outcome is pretty serious.
Also according to Mr Brooks the reason that it fails CE marking could well be emissions related. Picture the situation - you happen to find yourself with the local harbour master travelling alongside and he can't work out why some of his electronics are playing up all of sudden. When he moves away from you (speeds up/ slows down) all of his kit sorts itself out. Now he is suspicious - was it a fluke or was it you? So he moves closer again, and guess what the problem reappears.
Don't get me wrong I'm no lover of Brussels paperwork and I'm playing devil's advocate a bit, however a failure on EMC emissions may be one that is a little more obvious than failing the 1m drop test used in CE testing.
As with all things you pays your money, you takes your chances. BUT better to do it with a little background info from an expert like Jon B first !