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Old 26 February 2006, 15:51   #1
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CE Stamp and Courtesy Flags

Scorpion post about pre-98 hull IDs got me thinking. Has anyone run into trouble with the French for not having a CE coding?

Less seriously, do ribsters bother flying a French courtesy flag, and if so where?
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Old 27 February 2006, 04:14   #2
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Never had the CE plate checked, which is good as mine dosn't have one!
All they have ever asked for was passports and ships papers.

As regards the courtesy flag, I fly it from the forward light mast just below the nav lights. The ensign flies from the stern light mast, just below the aerial and stern light. Not ideal but seeing as I do not have an A frame is the best I can do. A courtesy flag should be hoisted upon entering foreign territorial water, but mid Channel is not the best place to do it so I wait until we have crossed the TSZ. To not fly the flags is as good as poking the Gendarme in the eye and inviting him to watch our Olympics
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Old 28 February 2006, 14:57   #3
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ships papers ?

Hi swifty

what papers do you take.
Original VAT receipt?
SSR paper?

what else?

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Old 28 February 2006, 15:11   #4
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Hi Paul,

SSR
VHF license
SRC operators certificate
Bill of sale
ICC
RYA tickets
Insurance
Passport
E111
Courtesy flag

Plus all the normal paraphenalia.

I think thats all
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Although i agree with all of this being technically required i have NEVER been asked for anything other than marina dues when visiting france.

I also gave up flying the french flag after the first trip. The french don't even seam to care if you don't radio into Calais, it really is quite different to the UK.
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