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Old 05 February 2013, 08:51   #11
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Hmm- my anser would be a loud 'no' .....for example you may never get an MOT for say your Y boat to go more than a mile from shore or its mothership - that doesn't mean its dangerous for you go across the solent - mainly down to you knowing how to drive it...

Which leads me back to skipper traning and experiance

which I think should be/ is needed....
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Old 05 February 2013, 08:58   #12
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Do you think all water craft should have an annual safety check with a pass or fail like a car MOT?
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Old 05 February 2013, 08:59   #13
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Oh God no. It would eliminate one of my favourite things - badmouthing other people's boats...

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Think most marine insurers would have a field day especially if any armature or d.i.y work has been carried out on the actual structure of the boat or hull .
Then How far will the test go just basic or deep intrusive tests into osmosis, cracks , moisture content . Fittings tested such as rigging , shackles , material specs . Competence of who did the work then as everything else such as mot tests there are testers that are looking to fail & those who perhaps know about things & may pass the same vehicle .

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If comparable to a Vehicle MT, having private work done on a car does not preclude it being insured or MOT'ed if that was the case there would be no cars older than 10 years on the road! Any work I have done on my vehicle does not need a certificate from a qualified mechanic in order to pass an MOT, so private work done on a boat will pass (as long as it looks or appears to be sound)

As for all the other technical tests, do you think your average MOT station goes into stress fracture testing mettalurgical tests on your chassis? No way, he hits it with a bloody hammer, and if a hole appears it fails for rust!

If a test were just basic safety equipment, and general condition of the hull, tubes etc, most of ribnetters boats would pass.

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Old 05 February 2013, 09:23   #15
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Do you think all water craft should have an annual safety check with a pass or fail like a car MOT?
Well that's gone down like a cup of cold sick !
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I believe river boats need a safety certificate already?
Yep, here you go:

Private Boats | Boat Safety Scheme
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Well that's gone down like a cup of cold sick !
I'm not saying there should or shouldn't be

But if the cost was 29.99 and it reduced your insurance by the same if not more?
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NO. It would lead to less people looking after there own boats and thinking that they got a ticket so let go to where ever
YES to some form of maintenance training. Just basic stuff like trailer. Filters. Plugs. Steering. Greasing. Etc.
I shouldn't say this really as its my job. Who wants to do a course!
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YES to some form of maintenance training. Just basic stuff like trailer. Filters. Plugs. Steering. Greasing. Etc.
I shouldn't say this really as its my job. Who wants to do a course!
Now that would be a great idea I could do with a course on bending and welding Stainless Steel
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The boat certificate for inland waterways though is in general for the live a boards types covering engine fuel lines , exhaust gas , pollution , domestic cooking heating flues & gas installations ,
When it first came out the marine engineers at our local canal could not get hold of some of the specifications on some of the flexible fuel hose required infact the specs were just short if something NASA were using for the space shuttle , on review at a meeting held to see how it was going it was then decided ( oh right we dident know ) so was that was amended .
The certificate also dident cover open decked day boats using portable cooking equipment or outboard engines as long as the fuel lines have original crimped ends so jubilee clips are out though you could use jubilee clips on calor gas lines .
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