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Old 08 April 2021, 11:29   #1
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Hello, this is strictly not a RIB related question but I was wondering if anybody could tell me the rules and regulations for taking a home made raft on the river Thames? Do you need a licence? Do you need insurance? If I do it seems very difficult to get one as it's not a boat but a home made raft made of pallets and plastic barrels. Also am I allowed to put a small outboard motor on it or not? Many thanks
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Old 08 April 2021, 11:35   #2
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Hello, this is strictly not a RIB related question but I was wondering if anybody could tell me the rules and regulations for taking a home made raft on the river Thames? Do you need a licence? Do you need insurance? If I do it seems very difficult to get one as it's not a boat but a home made raft made of pallets and plastic barrels. Also am I allowed to put a small outboard motor on it or not? Many thanks
Hi welcome to the forum.

You effectively have a home-made powered boat and even if it wasn't all craft have to be licensed. Insurance is needed and should be easy to obtain.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collec...lication-forms
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Hello, this is strictly not a RIB related question but I was wondering if anybody could tell me the rules and regulations for taking a home made raft on the river Thames? Do you need a licence? Do you need insurance? If I do it seems very difficult to get one as it's not a boat but a home made raft made of pallets and plastic barrels. Also am I allowed to put a small outboard motor on it or not? Many thanks


Yeah you’ll be fine, let us know how it goes.
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Hello, this is strictly not a RIB related question but I was wondering if anybody could tell me the rules and regulations for taking a home made raft on the river Thames? Do you need a licence? Do you need insurance? If I do it seems very difficult to get one as it's not a boat but a home made raft made of pallets and plastic barrels. Also am I allowed to put a small outboard motor on it or not? Many thanks
Where are you thinking of using your raft? Just around Henley or further down the Thames?
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