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Old 20 April 2003, 04:22   #31
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Who's gonna be referee here LOL.

My boat niether meets, nor has an RCD tag! We all have differing opinions on RCD, for me, it don't matter a shit! for some it's everything! I feel the only concern I have is how conformity to RCD may affect Insurance in the years to come.
"Recreational Craft Directive"!!!! by meeting this (european) directive, and having passed the various tests too prove such, means your boat will carry a "CE" marking to prove it meets these rules, and would be categorised for it's suitability for different sea states and for it's use in certain areas, ie coastal or way offshore. we are led to believe it's origonal idea was to equalise trade within europe (and UK) by getting a standard set of rules accross the board, so if you buy a french boat, or an italian boat, it's spec would be recognisable accross the continent and thus trade would be fair and easy.
I expect i've got some of this wrong, but I need not worry as my pal Mr Coats will I'm sure straighten me out (with respect to RCD anyway)
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Old 20 April 2003, 06:18   #32
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Morning all ,OOPs Have I been Bad again

Recreational Craft directive is also known as RCD if that helps .

As far as the title of the artical goes,unfortunatly that wasnt down to me,You will have to take issue with Mr HS for that one.

I am of the oppinion that some of the standards that are incorporated into RCD CAT B document are worth having as with most things not all are valid.

It is understandable why unless you are buying new today why it is of no significance,as to get an older boat through the regs for today would cost a considerable sum,and there is no real point as you are still allowed to use them in whatever Sea area you wish,for the moment.

I am of the oppinion that one should take note of them and personaly if buying from new should take them seriously and ask questions about them and ask for copies of stability curves ect as maybe in the future,The insurance companies may charge a premium for your intended use to keep you still be covered, if your in a cat C boat and want to use it in a cat B area.

Weathere your interested in it or not is out of my control. One can always ignor my comments on this subject as I am glad to say its a free world.

So Be happy you non conformers
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Old 20 April 2003, 06:31   #33
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So Be happy you non conformers
that sounds a bit kinda "ist", RCDist I geuss, bit like racist! next thing is, only "conformists" will be allowed in the clubs, or out of our houses after dark! harbour masters will carry a badge with a swasticker on it (is that how ya spell it)
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Old 20 April 2003, 06:40   #34
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Absolutly No ist intended,

Just what I beleive is good advice to somebody buying a new boat Today for the family,or a secondhand boat built after 1998 that maybe they want to use offshore.
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Old 20 April 2003, 07:26   #35
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OK JF. Thanks for your thoughts.

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I've just looked back - it's DD who started off all this RCD stuff. Folk are right, you're obviously a trouble maker DD. Your mother must have spoiled you as a lad.

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Old 20 April 2003, 07:59   #37
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JW,
I've done a quick pic to explain wot I mean
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Old 20 April 2003, 08:25   #38
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JF That looks like a similar 2 fuel tank system that we are having installed in the eurocommuter.There may be some shut off valves somewhere and not sure where the breathers are but we have two tanks that I do know and two fillers,I think we can isolate either Tank off from the other and run on both or either one.The fillers are built into the transome housing so any spills go into splash boxes outside the hull
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Now that you have mentioned the Eurocommuter again, can you tell us anything about it's delivery timescale?
I bet you are nearly beside yourself with excitement aren't you?
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Brian.They should of started this wk,but Its been delayed till middle of June for the start date, as they have an extra order for a boat tagged on to there Coast guard boat order.


They still recon she will be ready for Seattle boat show in September so we shall see ?

And yes I am looking forward to using her after all the work that has gone into sorting out all the stuff,but seeing as you asked I am little unhappy at haveing to wait a yr for my dream boat.Especially when the weather is great and all I hear is everybody going out and enjoying themselves on there boats.

Its frustrating but thats the price I have to pay for getting what I want. I have used this time as a usefull period to make what I believe are slight alterations to the original spec to incoroporate what I believe are good ideas into our new spec
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