Originally posted by Jono Garton
coding by far superseeds a ce mark.
I think your getting yourself a bit confused on this one. Having read through this thread, (which is in danger of becoming another "console change) I'm starting to think that there is loads of advice from people who don't actually understand what CE marking is all about.
Having been to quite a few BMIF seminars, and been involved in paying out several thousand pounds to a "notified body to obtain Ce certification, I'm starting to think that you lot haven't got a clue what your on about.
You seem to think that CE marking is simply fixing a plate on the rear of your craft, when infact the "mark" is to show that the craft meets the RCD ruling.
For for a vessel to meet the rules, it not only has to be built to a certain standard and it's construction methods approved, it also has to be tested for bouyancy and stability, handling under max power etc. It also has to have a construction file detailing batch no's of all glass and resins used, temp & humidity of workshop taken twice daily, etc etc. This file has to be held by the manufacturer for something like 7 years. Every part used in the boat has to CE approved, and be fitted according to CE ruling, wiring diagrams have to be supplied together with operators manual for the boat and all it's equipment. The list of requirements go on and on.
Now the bit I find puzzling is this, If Jason has done all this, and I'm not suggesting for 1 second that he hasn't, why wouldn't he stick the plate on the transom?
Surely the simple answer to all this is for Jason to tell everybody which notified body he used, and his certificate number, and then hey presto, all doubt's removed, even though it still doesn't answer Cookee's question, or does it!!!!