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