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Old 16 September 2004, 05:56   #1
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Buy rib for south of france

I have a friend who is interested in buying a rib for the south of france. Waterskiing island hopping etc with 6 to 8 people.

What make would anyone recommend, a foreign manufacturer? Buy UK

What kind of qualification would he need in that area?

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Old 16 September 2004, 06:02   #2
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Can you give us some more info regarding his boat-buying, e.g. budget, fuel preference. Some of this may require some research in the south of France, e.g. fuel availabilty, local engine service centres.

Regarding qualifications, if he lives in France I believe there is a system of compulsory testing depending on the engine size. Alternatively, he could obtain his ICC (International Certificate of Competency) in Britain by taking his Powerboat Level 2 or above. More info on this can be found on the RYA site.

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Old 16 September 2004, 08:11   #3
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In France it has to be a Zodiac try these links

http://www.willsmarine.co.uk/product.../index_39.html

http://www.willsmarine.co.uk/product.../index_40.html

The fashion conscious French will appreciate the the blue and white Livery unlike British Ribbers who take the P*** out the Medline upholstery
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Darn it! I've lost my bet with myself - I reckoned MeMe would be the first to recommend the Medline!
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Darn it! I've lost my bet with myself - I reckoned MeMe would be the first to recommend the Medline! MeMe must be in Jordan again!!!!!!!! anyway look on the bright side the "Bookies" always win
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They would have to wear a blazer with cravatte.
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I think for french water ways -even those which are not inland you need your CEVNI.
To be honest I am not entirely sure what it stands for but I know you need it! Hopefully someone who knows what they are tlking about can shed some light on it!
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CEVNI is only needed for inland waterways in Europe. It stands for 'Code Europeen des Voies de la Navigation Interieure'. You need to buy the little book 'The RYA Book of EuroRegs for Inland Waterways', study it, then take the test. It is quite straightforward - multiple choice, around 14 questions. I took mine during the lunch break on the second day of the PB2 course. I had to request it as an 'add-on' to the course.

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Cevni

Have a look at this link - really useful!

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MeMe must be in Jordan again!!!!!!!!
He's flying out to Russia tomorrow and won't be back for 2 weeks. Missus will be pleased no doubt That's Missus Jackeen, not his missus!
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