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Tacet

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  1. Sorry, it's just that I couldn't identify find the legislation (or even the official guidelines) you have quoted Perhaps EU originating stuff is not held in the National Archive.
  2. Tacet also said (his reading of the Regulations) is that the five year exemption is measured from on "putting into service" and not "placing on the market" FWIW the same regulations define “placing on the market” as the first making available of a product on the EU market with nothing about first use. So its sounds sales-orientated to me. Which legislation do you quote from, Alan? It reads more like an explanatory leaflet from a trade body or suchlike.
  3. What are you you quoting in the above, please? I am looking at the Regulations and Ss4(g) of The Recreational Craft Regulations 2017 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/737/regulation/4/made provides an exemption for watercraft built for own use, provided that such watercraft are not subsequently placed on the EU market for a period of five years beginning with the date on which the watercraft was put into service The interpretation section says “putting into service” means the first use of a product in the EU market by its end-user and related expressions are to be construed accordingly; and, less relevantly “placing on the market” means the first making available of a product on the EU market, and related expressions are to be construed accordingly; So, to my way of reading, the clock starts with first use/service and you shouldn't (if you want to use the exemption) place the product on the market within five years. In your way of thinking, you shouldn't place the boat on the market within five years of placing the boat on the market.
  4. But they are much less likely to meet themselves coming the other way than you are to meet them. And slightly less likely to meet any wide boat than a narrow boat is. So, buy wide and reduce your problems!
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  8. It would make life exciting if you dropped the bung - but think how good you will feel if you don't. Sealing the filler cap and the vent would slow the rate of discharge and generally make life easier. You could replace the bung with a valve, with the outlet side closed by the bung (or another bung) for future ease. BSS says something about a requirement to use a tool to empty the tank - not just a permanently fixed lever.
  9. A drain point at the lowest part of the tank will remove the water and much of the crud; the small amount remaining will probably not get lifted up the dip pipe and if it is, the filters should cope. For the economically minded, if a reasonable quantity of fuel/muck is drawn off into a container, it can be left to settle for a day or so. The clean diesel rises to the surface and can be returned to the tank with care. .
  10. On numerous visits, the only advice given by my grandfather's GP was "no washing-up for a fortnight"
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  15. According to the DFT, that part of the M5 has an annual average daily flow of around 100k (both directions - which seems plausible). Or around 36m per annum. It seems it is visible from all lanes. The basic vehicle types are available, which would allow you to have a stab at the number of person passing each day, but keeping it simple, a car typically has (but maybe not on the M5?) 1.5 occupants; some will be dozing or looking elsewhere etc so maybe a total of 50m per year. More tricky is how many (different) people in a year, which is the question posed. My guess is a lot less than 50m; possibly high seven figures?
  16. Only if Goliath was selected as part of the random sample. He should know. It is hardly realistic to ask everyone in the country (world?) how many visits they have made - thus sampling is the only reasonable option. A statistician should be able to calculate how large the sample needs to bee in order to achieve a particular level of confidence that the extrapolation falls within a defined range. Whether the sample was sufficiently random, whether the questions asked were fairly phrased, whether the responses given were accurate and properly recorded and whether I believe the outcome are different matters
  17. The Institution of Engineering and Technology link It is reported that expanded polystyrene is most affected, but it can also occur with ABS or polycarbonate. It is stated by some manufacturers that modern PVC sheath compounds no longer react with expanded polystyrene, but if PVC sheathed cables are expected to be in contact with expanded polystyrene or other similar materials the advice of the cable manufacturer should be sought for the design
  18. Sorry - I had indeed misunderstood your earlier reply
  19. I think it is considered too tempting for the insured to net benefit from an insured event. Suspicious people, the insurance industry. As far back as 1774 The Fires Prevention (Metropolis) Act 1774 made (still extant), provisions to “to deter and hinder ill-minded persons from wilfully setting their house or houses or other buildings on fire with a view of gaining to themselves the insurance money” by requiring the proceeds of insurance to be laid out on rebuilding. So no option to torch, take the cash and run. Doesn’t apply to boats, though.
  20. The deposit does look to have been surprisingly modest. I think you're too late anyway - but don't overlook that you would remain liable for any damages, not merely up to the limit of the security. My employer, in the 1980s, chose to deposit the security and self-insure. That doesn't read to me as though it continues - just as though there is/was transitional provisions, which (I am not really sure at all) I think expired in 2021. According to this https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/52/section/144, the option for all-and-sundry to place the deposit and avoid compulsory insurance has been removed
  21. I think that has been repealed by the The Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019. But there are some exceptions to compulsory insurance - such as if you are the County Council....
  22. That size of eye bolt has a working load of around 300-400kg. Even with a safety factor of, say, 10, it is little stronger than the 12mm nylon rope you derided.
  23. Mondays. The water tank is filled once a week only. It is a tedious (the most tedious on a boat?) task - it takes long enough to get bored yet not long enough to do anything much else.
  24. Yes - sorry. Not sure how I did that.
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