Originally Posted by dobra##
I have not heard of that before but just been through the details on the form and it seems its just for named registered boats. Not sure they would accept (red dinghy). My problem is I go quite far out when fishing. I seem to rely too much on my mobile. I do carry flares though.
Do you think its worth registering anyway.
Register on the CG66 database and they send you by reply a sheet detailing why you shouldn't rely on a mobile!
Do a radio course - you would have an option to carry a handheld VHF instead of relying on your phone. Applying for a Ships Radio License will force you to choose a name - even if you don't label the boat itself. What's wrong with "Red Dinghy" as a name? As long as its not offensive* (e.g., "****"), misleading (e.g., "HMS Diamond" or "Mayday") and you are not too embarrassed to say it, the choice is yours.
*There was a Ring 21 on eBay last year named "Lick My Ring".