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Old 28 April 2017, 06:47   #1
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EU boundless stupidity strikes again.

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Old 28 April 2017, 07:31   #2
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Why is this boundless stupidity?

It doesn't seem entirely unreasonable that if you make significant modifications to a boat that is required to comply with the RCD, the modifications need to comply too.
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Old 28 April 2017, 07:32   #3
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Looks like fun, but unlikely to affect RIB owners unless you change from inboard to outboard, or add/remove water jets.
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Or fit a 15 year outboard that doesn't conform to current emission regulations
or a curburated 2 stroke outboard engine to anything.......
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I doubt that changing the outboard would count as a "Major Craft Conversion".

As far as I'm aware, other than specifying max weight and power, the choice of outboard isn't affected by the RCD anyway.

If you were to change an onboard diesel to onboard petrol, or outboard to onboard, then that would probably fall under the new regs. Looks like it's an inspection to check the conversion has been done properly, which would be handy to have anyway if you ever wanted to sell it.
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I doubt that changing the outboard would count as a "Major Craft Conversion".

As far as I'm aware, other than specifying max weight and power, the choice of outboard isn't affected by the RCD anyway.
The reference "and environmental requirements laid down in this Directive" makes me think it's further reaching than that.
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Jeeze - two bald men arguing over a comb!

It's not really going effect the UK much in a year or so....
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The reference "and environmental requirements laid down in this Directive" makes me think it's further reaching than that.

I suspect that you may be the purveyor of fake news in this instance, but let us know if you find out anything more definite either way
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Article 50! Just sayin'
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It's not really going effect the UK much in a year or so....
That remains to be seen. And maybe we'll get our red diesel back, but I doubt it. Anyway, not all of our members reside in the UK so it may affect them

We're straying towards forbidden territory now, so tread carefully.
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