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Old 10 May 2006, 15:00   #41
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Classic! That would make the trailer longer
Probably make the boat fall off the trailer too!
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Old 10 May 2006, 17:26   #42
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We towed this little lot to italy and back



Yet when checked with insurance etc it was all fine.
That said.... the law is v. confusing at the best of times!

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Old 10 May 2006, 23:47   #43
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Classic! That would make the trailer longer
Sorry I meant MOVE - been a VERY long day!!!
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Old 11 May 2006, 06:19   #44
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We towed this little lot to italy and back



Yet when checked with insurance etc it was all fine.
That said.... the law is v. confusing at the best of times!

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Jimmy, your link wouldn't let me in (error message about not loged in and my browser setting for cookies...) Can you post the picture(s) here?
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Just had an update from the Dept of Transport who referred me back to the dimensions I have already quoted. I.e.: The 7m rule does apply.

Two pertinent points were mentioned:

1. The Department cannot interpret the law - that is a matter for the courts.

2. There is no overhang allowed at the back of the trailer.

I Have emailed them back for an opinion on where the drawbar starts, & will post their reply when received.

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What about the xemptions for an indivisible load? I would love to hear a court tell you a boat can be cut in half!!!
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What about the xemptions for an indivisible load? I would love to hear a court tell you a boat can be cut in half!!!
I also asked the Dept of Transport for clarification of this in my latest email
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Aren't you just stirring up a can of worms? people have been towing big RIBs for years without any probs.....
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bahhh! how do i post the photo so it pops up under this post?
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the [img] the url [/img] thing isnt working for me? what am i doing wrong?
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typical usless bureaucrats creating confusing conflicting guidelines that then have to be intepreted in the courts at the cost of honest folks to feed fat lawyers. pretty pathetic really isnt it

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Just had an update from the Dept of Transport who referred me back to the dimensions I have already quoted. I.e.: The 7m rule does apply.

Two pertinent points were mentioned:

1. The Department cannot interpret the law - that is a matter for the courts.

2. There is no overhang allowed at the back of the trailer.

I Have emailed them back for an opinion on where the drawbar starts, & will post their reply when received.

Cheers

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Couldn't agree more. And yet they always say "ignorance of the law is no defence" - how the hell can a mere mortal work it out if most of the officials don't know???
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Aren't you just stirring up a can of worms? people have been towing big RIBs for years without any probs.....
Interesting comment... I'm not trying to do anything of the sort - merely discuss, in an open forum, a legal issue which may be relevant to a lot of members.

It is possible that people have not had any problems because the courts have yet to decide this issue. Ignorance is no excuse in the eyes of the law.
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