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1 hour ago, MartynG said:

That's a very good reason for not letting the BSS expire . Thank you.

I don't make any online bookings but I do book tidal locks by phone so maybe the same issue would apply.

 

You would need a license to go through the locks anyway. A requirement of obtaining a licence is a valid BSS.

 

For what little the BSS costs I'm not sure why you would be reluctant to obtain one?

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2 hours ago, Arthur Marshall said:

As your selective quote reverses the meaning of what I wrote, I shan't bother to elucidate.

I don't think it has any value whatsoever, except to the examiners who make money out of it. The gas check is useful, the rest is nonsense.

 

I found my last BSS inspection very useful. The examiner (who is also a surveyor) gave me a verbal valuation, prompting me to increase the insured value.

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1 hour ago, Naughty Cal said:

You would need a license to go through the locks anyway. A requirement of obtaining a licence is a valid BSS.

I think we all know that .

 

1 hour ago, Naughty Cal said:

 

For what little the BSS costs I'm not sure why you would be reluctant to obtain one?

Where did you get that idea from?

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5 hours ago, PeterF said:

One issue from a lapsed BSS from CRT interactions may well occur if you try and book something through the CRT bookings web page such as a lock passage, visitor mooring or Anderton lift. We went onto the Montgomery last month and the booking system would not let me book because the insurance details had expired and I had not put the new policy details in. Whilst this is not the BSS per your question, I would expect consistent checking on the booking site.

We had the same issue when trying to book Frankton as our insurance was due to expire a couple of days beforehand so I just made up a new end date for the insurance so I could make the booking.

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Mine expired last year when I left the exam a bit late, then failed needing a new gas hob.  Sourcing and fitting a new one, boat gas safe engineer, retest.  I contacted CRT and they weren’t bothered. Just said to keep in touch and get it sorted ASAP. In the end I think we were 2 or 3 weeks over. But very good point about the insurance. 
 

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CRT licence terms and conditions "The Boat must always comply with Boat Safety Scheme requirements"

Section 6:  https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/refresh/media/original/43943-general-terms-and-conditions-for-boat-licenses-june-2021-searchable-file.pdf

Prompted by my recent full survey, I finally got round to strapping the batteries down.  They have never moved an inch in 30 years, despite some quite rough water conditions....

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3 minutes ago, David Mack said:

Bit of a rat's nest of wiring there! And uncovered terminals.

And lots of thin wires connected directly to batteries with no immediate fuses. Where are the 30 odd isolator switches that you need to isolate that lot?

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The main problem is you have a live terminal close to the steel weedhatch cover which could easily short out if you were removing the cover in a hurry. I thought they all had to have an insulating cover to prevent such things happening but maybe I have misread the rules.

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Thanks for the comments. There is (of course) a cover that fits on top of the lot, to avoid shorting. The thin wires connect to a battery charger (not in use now I have solar), and a sulphator. There are a number of fuses just out of shot (eg for the Smartgauge, solar, and bilge pump).

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1 hour ago, Scholar Gypsy said:

CRT licence terms and conditions "The Boat must always comply with Boat Safety Scheme requirements"

Section 6:  https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/refresh/media/original/43943-general-terms-and-conditions-for-boat-licenses-june-2021-searchable-file.pdf

Prompted by my recent full survey, I finally got round to strapping the batteries down.  They have never moved an inch in 30 years, despite some quite rough water conditions....

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Strangely that only demands a compliance with the Scheme but not a current certificate!

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Just now, Mike Todd said:

Strangely that only demands a compliance with the Scheme but not a current certificate!

That's a tougher test. For example if you make a modification to your boat there is no requirement to get a new certificate, but the work still has to be done in a way that maintains scheme compliance.

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7 hours ago, Mike Todd said:

Strangely that only demands a compliance with the Scheme but not a current certificate!

 

Maybe that's because compliance with the scheme is no guarantee of getting a certificate. As one or two posters on here can evidence. 

 

 

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