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  1. Seconded. I think the market will split soon, into those who love box ticking and wouldn't buy a boat without, and those who DILLIGAF and trade freely.
  2. MtB

    RCD

    More easily, how many here have viewed a boat for sale built post 1998 that does not have a RCR ticket, at a BMF member?
  3. A home-brewed lithium battery management system?
  4. MtB

    RCD

    So it's all a paperwork exercise, with no actual checking going on. Self-declaration from start to finish, yes? Actual safety is bit-part actor in this show.
  5. MtB

    RCD

    Even if an installer does sign it off as 'meeting the requirements' how would anyone know if it meets the requirements ? An ongoing problem in the gas industry. And probably in the canal boat industry too.
  6. MtB

    RCD

    That's a good point. I had a 1998 boat with no hull number many years ago. And my current boat was supposedly built in 2000 and purchased with no accompanying paperwork or RCD has no HIN either. Not that I've ever found anyway leading me to wonder when it was really built. The shell builder closed down many years ago so no chance of accessing their records.
  7. MtB

    RCD

    A hypthetical question. If your memory told you your sailaway was built in 1997 or earlier, and by some unfortunate chance all the paperwork was missing or lost, how might a broker or anyone else prove otherwise?
  8. MtB

    RCD

    So what? The thread is asking about passing the RCD.
  9. Point of order... I'm pretty sure the RCR is a good deal more restrictive than the RCD. I expect Alan will be able post reams more stuff on the extra requirements in RCR than I could!
  10. MtB

    RCD

    Don't confuse things. This is nothing to do with the BSSC!
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  12. MtB

    RCD

    Which seemed to come as a shock for all the leavers, who believed the lies about "A bonfire of EU regulations" should we leave.
  13. Actually there is. 1995 British Waterways Act 17(c) either— (i)the Board are satisfied that a mooring or other place where the vessel can reasonably be kept and may lawfully be left will be available for the vessel, whether on an inland waterway or elsewhere; or (ii)the applicant for the relevant consent satisfies the Board that the vessel to which the application relates will be used bona fide for navigation throughout the period for which the consent is valid without remaining continuously in any one place for more than 14 days or such longer period as is reasonable in the circumstances. Yes there is an exemption in (ii) for boats being "used bona fide for navigation throughout the period for which the consent is valid", but boats CMing do not pass this test.
  14. Adversely impacts the canals I'd suggest, by providing a massive financial incentive for boaters to keep their boats out on the public towpath rather than on a formal mooring.
  15. Do you hold that changing the management would help then?
  16. Good point. But remind me, where does the government get its funds from?
  17. And I bet you didn't pay an extra £4k!
  18. But CRT, Parry et al ARE the new management. All the same criticisms used to get levelled at BW and CRT with a new chief executive were created as a new broom to sweep clean. Ever since the get-go they have done little better than BW, AFAICS.
  19. And of course property has two different returns. The valuation going up and down is a market thing, beyond the control of CRT. The rent is a different income stream however and collecting the rent is very much within the control of CRT.
  20. That sounds a bit like an urban myth to me. Did they really make the width of all horse-drawn carts the same? And why 4ft 8 5/8in in particular? And even if they did, why would they make the railway lines match? All a bit of a puzzle really. Besides, standard railway gauge was 4ft 8 1/2in when I was a kid...
  21. No thats's not it at all. I do it because those are the rules. Society has framework for setting rules (laws) for everyone to abide by, which helps everyone get along together. When too many people ignore the rules society begins to break down.
  22. Or fill it through a tea strainer...
  23. When you're paying £4k for your CRT home mooring and one boat after another spends months on end moored opposite you paying nothing, one begins to feel a bit of an idiot for paying the £4k. Hope that helps explain...
  24. A couple of weeks or so late for that, surely?
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