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Old 21 March 2019, 15:46   #1
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Stability Trials / Ribcraft 585

I have an older Ribcraft 585 which I am looking into getting coded, however I lack any RCD / ISO paperwork regarding stability. Due to the age of the boat (1996!) Ribcraft are unable to assist as their records don't go back sufficiently.

Has anyone else been in the same situation. Other than undertaking all the load scenarios from first principles and have them witnessed by the Surveyor do I have any other options?

Seems a very common boat and I've seen plenty that appear to be coded.

Any other tips of suggestions would be gladly welcomed too.

Many thanks

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Old 30 March 2019, 12:28   #2
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Itíll be the paperwork or flood the boat Iím afraid. Seems a bit mad as you say for a known construction but it is what it is

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Old 30 March 2019, 16:03   #3
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Would selling the current 585 and purchasing a boat with with the required certification be an option?

Bit of a pain, but could save a lot of expense and effort if possible?
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Old 30 March 2019, 16:23   #4
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If you are going to do the tests, I'd suggest speaking to the surveyor prior to doing them. They are generally quite helpful and if you demonstrate that you've thought about things prior to the trial, they'll have more confidence in you.

I'd also recommend doing the tests prior to the surveyor being there to make sure you aren't going to get any nasty surprises on the day.

This advice is based on stability trials for bigger boats but I expect that surveyors of small boats will be the same.

On the assumption the boat passes it will give you confidence in it.
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