Originally Posted by simmons0
So fishing boats will still be able to fill up with red?
or will they be filling up like us and then claiming back money?
I can see this being almost impossible to police and having so many ways to beat it.
The main thing for me will be the police stopping your boat to check (if that's how they decide to do it). Presently my car is legal, but when you pass a traffic car there's a certain amount of dread that you are going to be stopped for something..There are so many laws re transport, you are breaking the law a large percentage of the time just leaving the house, from hard window wiper rubbers to incorrectly inflated tyres.
But when you are on the water I personally feel a sense of freedom, in control of my own destiny (self reliance for myself, a duty of care to others, a community) laws which would force police into spot checks would erode the freedom. I think legislation is being fought against compusory lifejackets by the RYA, could be wrong there, let hope it's just not another one on the list.