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Old 08 January 2016, 17:02   #11
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bill higham marine sell um on ebay full range list on there probs be cat c

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I thought he sells SeaPros?
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Old 08 January 2016, 18:44   #12
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Ebay ad? says Inland waters not the sea? Being sold with or without engine...

Does inland waters only mean reservoirs, canals and lochs/lakes or does it mean inshore waters? Cat C is inshore waters..
Category D is inland waters ie canals,non tidal lochs ,sheltered bays.
Category C is coastal waters but not more than 5nm from the coast
Category B is Seagoing
Category A is Ocean going.

Can't make my mind up if it's C or D, can't get a reply from seller.
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If you look at this old Ebay listing for the same model Prowave in one of the images you can hover over the data plate and read it's a Cat C.

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Hi, does anyone know the design category rating for a Prowave 3.8 airdeck.
Don't seem to be able to upload their website. Thanks.
The prowave that Gurnard posted the picture of will almost certainly be rated to RCD Cat C. However before you get over excited about that "anyone" can (currently) self-certify a boat as being suitable for Cat C use. In theory Trading Standards can take action if it is nonsense - but not many trading standard officers would know the bow from the stern!

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Ebay ad? says Inland waters not the sea? Being sold with or without engine...

Does inland waters only mean reservoirs, canals and lochs/lakes or does it mean inshore waters? Cat C is inshore waters..
RCD Cat C says: "‘C’ INSHORE: Designed for voyages in coastal waters, large bays, estuaries, lakes and rivers where conditions up to, and including, wind force 6 and significant wave heights up to, and including, 2 m may be experienced."

I've never known a definition of "coastal" that didn't refer to the sea

If its any help - I wouldn't think twice if the Prowave that Gurnard posted a picture of was to appear on this year's proposed Scottish SIB gathering a potential 60 NM round trip in the sea (but for pedants not technically meeting the MCGA definition of "at sea")!

EDIT - if it is this one, I suspect it is just a bit underpowered for use in the sea:
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Old 08 January 2016, 20:30   #16
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RCD Cat C says: "C INSHORE: Designed for voyages in coastal waters, large bays, estuaries, lakes and rivers where conditions up to, and including, wind force 6 and significant wave heights up to, and including, 2 m may be experienced."
Yeh that was my point... has the ebay poster mixed Inshore and Inland in his posting. Ask an average man on the street if Inshore and Inland Waters are the same I suspect many will say yes...

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Well if you look it up coastal actually is the adjective of coast meaning "of or near a coast" and coast is defined as "land next to the sea"
So coastal waters in my definition at waters near the land next to the sea. I don't think coastal waters are mandatorily the sea. And as Cat B is defined as sea going I think they define sea as beyond the coastal waters ;-) As may well the advertiser.

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If its any help - I wouldn't think twice if the Prowave that Gurnard posted a picture of was to appear on this year's proposed Scottish SIB gathering a potential 60 NM round trip in the sea (but for pedants not technically meeting the MCGA definition of "at sea")!
Well again thats kind of the point - if you look at the RCD definitions as well then does that venture not quite well fit Cat C -?The Firth of Clyde Being a Large Estuary, whereas the Cat B definition is much more open space sounding.
If you look at the MCGA definitions, MCGA-Cat C and D include conditions that would fit with RCD-Cat C. 2m Wave height being key I suspect. So its not 'sea'. Perhaps what we would call 'open sea'

So if the advert said "Only suitable for Inland and Inshore Waters, not suitable for Open Sea" - I suspect we wouldn't be having this thread? And **I** suspect thats what the OP meant... (i.e. cross to France in this at your Peril!)
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The prowave that Gurnard posted the picture of will almost certainly be rated to RCD Cat C. However before you get over excited about that "anyone" can (currently) self-certify a boat as being suitable for Cat C use. In theory Trading Standards can take action if it is nonsense - but not many trading standard officers would know the bow from the stern!



RCD Cat C says: "C INSHORE: Designed for voyages in coastal waters, large bays, estuaries, lakes and rivers where conditions up to, and including, wind force 6 and significant wave heights up to, and including, 2 m may be experienced."

I've never known a definition of "coastal" that didn't refer to the

If its any help - I wouldn't think twice if the Prowave that Gurnard posted a picture of was to appear on this year's proposed Scottish SIB gathering a potential 60 NM round trip in the sea (but for pedants not technically meeting the MCGA definition of "at sea")!

EDIT - if it is this one, I suspect it is just a bit underpowered for use in the sea:
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Yes this is the one but I would only buy the boat and trailer,i would be looking to use the max rated hp outboard.
All I originally wanted to know was,is the Prowave 3.8 HD a C or D rating.
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Hi yes
Only to be used for inland waters, estuaries etc not open sea, i have a prowave 4.2 mtr
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Phil18 I think you're looking at it like the seller the OP refers to... more careful choice of words needed.

I suspect your Prowave is a Cat C which is Inshore waters (coastal sea) which is different to Inland waters and sheleterd estuaries etc which is a Cat D.
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Yes this is the one but I would only buy the boat and trailer,i would be looking to use the max rated hp outboard.
All I originally wanted to know was,is the Prowave 3.8 HD a C or D rating.
OK - it took a bit of hunting but here is what the website used to say (it seems they are no longer around?)

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All Prowave Inflatable boats are fully compliant CE Category C - Inshore: Designed for voyages in coastal waters, large bays, estuaries, lakes and rivers where conditions up to, and including, wind force 6 and significant wave heights up to, and including, 2m may be experienced.

As I was trying to say last night the categories are a bit of an artificial thing anyway - you'll find 7m RIBs in that category too! The top end of that "cat" is pretty intimidating in a small SIB on your own; but they look very similar to the Honwaves and I'd have no concerns taking one of them out on the West Coast or Firth of Forth - the Honwave guys handled the bigger waves on last year's Belnahua trip well.
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