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Alan de Enfield

Member Since 20 Oct 2010
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In Topic: Is C&RT's Boat/Location Logging System Fit for Purpose?

Today, 07:32 PM

I'm not a ccer I live aboard but on a permanent mooring, I even pay council tax.

 

Sorry - I stand corrected - I had the impression from some of your posts that you were a CCer


In Topic: Hallmark?

Today, 05:57 PM

Yes - that was our boat.

One strange (or maybe practical) fitting was the fridge fitted into the kitchen wall so that the bulk of the fridge went thru and into the bathroom, coming out under the sink.

Then -

There was a very slim wardrobe on the 'outside' of the bathroom, - I removed the 'back of the wardrobe' which enlarged the bathroom and allowed us to have a bath.

 

Only problem was - cruiser stern with steps down the RH side into the cabin. Leaves, fluff and whatever collected at the bottom of the steps blocking the drain holes into the bilge - we could never get the bildge dry - and if you left the boat more than a few days in the rain the water would flood into the cabin. Only solved by the addition of the 'pram-hood' -  which not only solved the problem but gave us an extra room as well.


In Topic: Hallmark?

Today, 05:42 PM

WElcome - good questions.

 

We had a Hallmark Millenium boat for some years - yes it is a 'basic' boat and was built to a price, but you could make the inside as luxurious as you wanted.

The hull was sound and the engine never gave a moments trouble.

 

It is the best boat for reversing I have ever had - I could reverse for a mile if necessary with never a 'waver'.

 

As long as you know what you are getting - and paying an appropriate price, go for it.

 

Ours was the 40 footer.

 

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In Topic: Is C&RT's Boat/Location Logging System Fit for Purpose?

Today, 05:15 PM



 

A few points arising from that:

 

The requirement to show that the boat is “used bona fide for navigation” throughout the term of the licence only applies to 17(3)( c )(ii) not (i).

 

 

 

Finally, under contract law you have NOT agreed to be bound by the T&C’s, given that no choice in the matter has been allowed [I posted relevant law previously]. As mayalld has likewise said earlier, the issue of a licence is not a contractual matter.

 

1) I realise that, and as I was answering SABCAT, whom I believe to be a CCer and was relevant, particularly as he stated that :-

If C&RT can't provide categoric data to prove that a boat has not moved then that should be their problem,

 

2) Good point - so the C&RT's T&C's (that are not enshrined in law) are worthless - has that actually been tested in court ?


In Topic: Is C&RT's Boat/Location Logging System Fit for Purpose?

Today, 03:38 PM

I wouldn't be happy with GPS on my boat. I'm also not happy with the concept of proving where I've been - who's business is it but mine?  If C&RT can't provide categoric data to prove that a boat has not moved then that should be their problem, not the poor sap who they're pursuing because they've logged them in the same place weeks apart.

 

Much as you may not be 'happy' when you signed your licence application form you agreed to be bound by the T&Cs, one of which states :-

 

The law requires the boater to satisfy the Trust that the bona fide navigation requirement is and will be met.

It is not for the Trust to prove that the requirement has not been met.