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Old 23 December 2014, 12:41   #1
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Boat Safety Scheme

We own a 3 metre Brig Dingo inflatable with a Yamaha 6hp outboard. Next spring I'd like to take it onto the Thames. Reading the EA website, I'm not entirely clear whether or not our dinghy needs to be registered and therefore requires me to undergo the Boat Safety Scheme.
Any advice welcome, along with any particularly good Thames slipways or spots to cruise.

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Old 23 December 2014, 12:46   #2
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We own a 3 metre Brig Dingo inflatable with a Yamaha 6hp outboard. Next spring I'd like to take it onto the Thames. Reading the EA website, I'm not entirely clear whether or not our dinghy needs to be registered and therefore requires me to undergo the Boat Safety Scheme.
Any advice welcome, along with any particularly good Thames slipways or spots to cruise.

Many thanks.
I'm sure that you don't need one
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Old 23 December 2014, 12:50   #3
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You definitely don't need a BSC for temporary use on canals/rivers. You may need a permit/licence.
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Like Poly says you don't need a BSC, but you will need a visitor's licence. More details here https://www.gov.uk/government/public...ration-charges
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Or you can go on the Thames below Teddington without needing a licence. River Lane in Petersham is a great launch spot and is handy for pubs in Richmond and Twickenham.
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As far as I'm aware open boats, don't need a BSS.
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As far as I'm aware open boats, don't need a BSS.
Provided they have outboard engines and no electrical systems they don't need examined but still need to meet the standard.
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As said above safety cert not needed.

I buy a day licence at the first lock that I get to after launching, the lock keeper will want sight of your insurance, you pay, he gives you a ticket and thats it ! .
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Provided they have outboard engines and no electrical systems they don't need examined but still need to meet the standard.
Well our RIBS don't have a BSS and they have outboards and electrical systems and we've never had a BSS so something is wrong there!

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Or you can go on the Thames below Teddington without needing a licence. River Lane in Petersham is a great launch spot and is handy for pubs in Richmond and Twickenham.
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