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MartynG

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    White Angel
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    Farndon

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  1. Best place for 205ltr drum Kerosene delivered

    May I ask why Kerosene? Is diesel unsuitable?
  2. Has it been a busy summer?

    A lot of people seem to have already hung up their boat keys. We are presently out for a long weekend and have had complete freedom of choice of moorings. Over the summer my impression is an average year for boat traffic. Never too busy to affect our plans. Never completely free of other boats . However before this weekend we have not been out since the end of July so have missed most of the school holiday period. I am quite pleased to note the large numbers of boats in the marina that do not go out much. Some do not go out at all.
  3. Probably you will have 24hrs per battery. assuming they were fully charged when you left the boat.
  4. Boat price register comparing advertised/realized prices

    The price boat sold at may be misleading . My present boat had defects found at survey and I negotiated a price reduction. The price I paid might look low but then I immediately spent a significant sum making good the defects . I think brokers and owners will not reveal actual sale prices .
  5. All it has cost me is an O ring set. I hope to find further uses for some of the remaining 400 O rings.
  6. My pump is fitted vertically , as you suggest. Looking a the rubber mounting feet I am sure that is how it should be. Unfortunately the pressure switch is then at the bottom. No point in binning it, especially now it seems to be working well. Quieter and more responsive that before so I think it has not been 100% since we bought the boat in 2014 and has been gradually deteriorating a while . But a spare pump in stock perhaps worth the expense. Par max is Jabsco - isn't that all the same or related company as Flojet ? The products look very much the same. I imagine my pump is the same age as the boat =14 years. However live aboard use probably wear and tear x a factor or 5 or more . \and my pump is also a quad type with no accumulator.
  7. Update. I bought an O ring set from Screwfix. O rings on the input filter and on the output fitting and an internal O ring replaced. This seemed to restore pump performance. Found a corroded electrical terminal on the pressure switch - replaced the terminal. Seems to be all in order and working better than ever. I have been in touch with Seaflo about a new pump. The cost will be about £50 but out of stock until next month . I may get one anyway and keep in as a spare.
  8. Wrong HIN number advice

    I am sorry that alan feels that I am claiming to be an expert. I am not. But I can read and understand a piece of legislation. Whether the law is enforced is another matter.
  9. Wrong HIN number advice

    Many laws seem not to be enforced. But yet there is
  10. Wrong HIN number advice

    However if the boat built after June 1998 never did have a valid RCD certification and CE plate the fact that it was sold new as a complete boat remains an illegal act and any subsequent sale, in the EU, remains illegal. We are still in the EU ,by the way, and most likely the RCD with remain a requirement after Brexit.
  11. Wrong HIN number advice

    I did not say the boat could not be examined.The advice says as follows ... Actions to be taken by examiners where an owner of a boat commissions a BSS examination, and the boat appears to warrant retrospective CE-Marking In the role as a BSS examiner, you should offer no advice or commentary as to the legal status of the vessel or its compliance with the RCD. In the circumstances that a boat appears to fit the need for Post Construction Assessment examiners should: a) refer the boat owner to the Royal Yachting Association, CAB Consumer Advice, their local Trading Standards or a competent CE marking consultant for further advice; keep a note in their records that this advice has been given; c) report the circumstances to the BSS Office. Therefore the owner of the boat in question should have been advised accordingly by the BSS examiner . . it intends to mean a self build boat which you build for your own use - not a boat that is built for you by a boat builder. In this case the boat in question is a boat built by a boat builder and sold when newly built.
  12. Wrong HIN number advice

    Guidance for examiners is at the following link https://www.boatsafetyscheme.org/professionals/examination/examination-guidance/recreational-craft-directive/ .
  13. Wrong HIN number advice

    There is clearly a misunderstanding on the 5 year rule. That 5 year rule only applies to a boat built for own use and not sold until after 5 years old. It does not apply to boats sold when new as complete. The BSS examiner is required to check for a CE plate if the age of the boat dictates that it should have one. Unfortunately not all BSS examiners have equal understanding of their duties. A boat that should have needed a CE plate when new is required to retain that CE plate throughout its life. The passage of time does not exempt this requirement. If you dont believe me just read the information in the links I posted earlier.
  14. Wrong HIN number advice

    Some RCD advice here http://www.rya.org.uk/knowledge-advice/legal/buying-a-boat/Pages/recreational-craft-directive.aspx http://www.boatshedsupport.com/article/128-recreational-craft-directive-rcd If a boat was built since June 1998 and sold as complete boat , not a self build , it is required to have a CE plate and certificate of conformity. If the boat was a self build and not sold until after it was 5 years old it would be exempt from the recreational craft directive. Presumably the boat in question has a Boat Safety Certificate . How the BSS certificate has been issued without having a CE plate is a matter of concern. A non CE compliant craft never gains legality through the passing of time. Unless the boat was exempted by being built for own use and then not sold for 5 years it does required ce certification and it may not be legally sold. It may be possible to illegally sell the boat to someone who doesnt care but that is another matter . The potential penalty for such illegal action is described in the second of the above two links.
  15. Wrong HIN number advice

    So what is the problem exactly? You say there is a HIN number and a certificate of conformity. Is the certificate fraudulent? Is there no HIN number on the boat ? Is there no CE plate on the boat.
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