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Old 30 March 2011, 11:42   #1
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C.E. Marking

Bit of a minefield,any one on here been down this route as a new manufacturer?Any help,advice,pitfalls mucho appreciated.

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Old 30 March 2011, 13:24   #2
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Yeh, I did it in the 90's, really wasn't much of a problem, and I reckon it's even easier now. I used a company called CE Proof, and they did the testing for me, all i had to do was bring along a couple of boats, some able bodies, and numerous 5 gallon water containers for the bouyancy and stability tests.

I'm told it's possible to self certify in most cases now.

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt!
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Old 31 March 2011, 03:05   #3
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CE Proof are/were expensive - individual surveyors can offer help with it and the RYA also have a CE department. As Dirk says doing it yourself is the cheapest option although it takes a lot of reading!
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Old 02 April 2011, 17:18   #4
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read the rcd to find which categories you can self certify for and CE to that. Lots of pics of what you did for the required testing procedures for the technical file that you need to keep for inspection, make yourself a users manual to supply with the vessel and bob may well be your uncle. Speak with your local trading standards office, be nice and agreeable with the TSO (or enforcement officer if they are employing unqualified officers) and get yourself some free help and advice
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