Originally Posted by Cookee
Sorry Codprawn but you have totally the wrong end of the stick - I wasn't commentating on the legislation or the legislators, but rather people like the manufacturer of your RIB who have no regard for the customer, the law or anything else other than making a quick buck. The customer that buys products knowing all the CE documention is fake is no better in my incredibly humble opinion either - I'm sure you were totally unaware of that though Codders!
Well as my boat is rated as a C - the same as my 3.1m Quicksilver - I don't really see what the problem is. I know which I would rather be on in a Force 8 - if anything he has erred on the side of caution too much the other way.
And yes I am STILL totally unaware - if he had stuck an A on the boat I may have been a bit suspicious but a C???
I am very sorry but nobody will EVER be able to persuade me that EU legislation is a good idea - do you realise we now have the same spec tarmac as Italy - Spain and Greece because of EU laws. Because it is not as suited to our climate we have to use concrete on the approaches to roundabouts etc to make up for the lack of grip - of course if you have to do an emergency stop where there isn't any concrete in the wet you are buggered!!!
Maybe you SHOULD think about the legislators a bit more - the rest of the people in Europe just ignore EU laws they don't agree with - who are the mugs eh???
And yes I DO know exactly where you are coming from trying to do the "right" thing up against competitors who don't give a toss. We are often priced out of jobs by people who bought their computer qualifications in India or paid someone to sit the exam for them!!!