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    14-11-19, 23:15
    I canít offer any authoritative comment on Mercruiser drives but I can say, from experience, that muffs just donít work on Volvo DP drives. Canít...
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    12-11-19, 07:51
    Greg2 replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    Duly noted thank you. It appears that the vat situation is relatively clear cut i.e. there is paperwork that clearly shows the exemption but we...
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    11-11-19, 14:28
    Greg2 replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    This is interesting thanks. We don't own the boat - it is currently for sale on brokerage by the people who first brought it into the EU and our...
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    11-11-19, 12:26
    Greg2 replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    My original understanding was that the current owner had brought the boat into the EU as part of a programme of extended cruising so the exemption...
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    11-11-19, 07:20
    Greg2 replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    Absolutely not! :) And thanks for your confirmation on the VAT point, much appreciated. I am given to understand that the vendor has done what he...
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    10-11-19, 22:05
    Greg2 replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    Thanks. :) I plan to talk to CE Proof in the first instance and will see how I get on. I am expecting it not to be easy!
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    10-11-19, 09:16
    Greg2 replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    Interesting. According to some info I found the engine in question complied with EU regs at the time. In fact it complied with regs due to come into...
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    10-11-19, 00:45
    Greg2 replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    Well I will be delighted if you are right :) I am only reflecting what I have managed to find with my research - it is a complex subject but as it...
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    09-11-19, 19:57
    Greg2 replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    It is something I need to check but my reading indicates that with CE/RCD it is the regs that apply at the time of certification that apply as...
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    09-11-19, 17:15
    Greg2 replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    Blimey, £30k to test the engine?! Cheaper to just buy a new one compliant with current regs - it is only a small hp job! I am thinking that it...
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    09-11-19, 10:35
    Strangely, because she was initially a reluctant boater who in her words Ďgot seasick getting out of the bathí, SWMBO really took to sailing when we...
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    09-11-19, 10:30
    Greg2 replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    Blimey, that is quite a price range! Any recommendations on who to use or tips on what is involved?
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    09-11-19, 08:34
    Greg2 replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    I hadn’t got as far as tracking these pages down so thanks for that. It appears implicit that the vat exemption endures because vat must be paid on...
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    08-11-19, 23:00
    Greg2 replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    Well I was dubious and pressed the Broker on the subject but he was adamant. He subsequently sent me a copy of a letter from HMRC referring to a...
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    08-11-19, 17:35
    Greg2 replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    Thanks for all the comments. I am reasonably happy that CE is required and that current rules would apply. An interesting discovery re VAT status...
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    08-11-19, 08:06
    Greg2 replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    Thanks, I will give ceproof a try. I am thinking that a re-engine might actually be necessary to get CE. Not necessarily prohibitive because it is a...
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    07-11-19, 21:58
    Greg2 started a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    Does anyone have any knowledge or experience of getting CE marking on a non-EU produced boat? My research so far reveals that this is a complicated...
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    07-11-19, 17:14
    Not first-hand feedback but we have considered the 380 and previous 370 as options to the point of viewing several. Interesting layout that has many...
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    06-11-19, 19:17
    My point is that the effect of high levels of taxation on something that does 50mpg is different to something that does 1mpg - perhaps why we had...
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    06-11-19, 08:31
    Interesting point about no justification for paying less than full road duty for diesel. To my mind there are two counter arguments - one is that...
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    05-11-19, 06:54
    Greg2 replied to a thread A Reccomendation in Motor Boat Forum
    The Deox gel sounds interesting. We have some surface rust on our engine sumps and I was planning on trying to do something with them over the winter...
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    02-11-19, 19:46
    Greg2 replied to a thread broom ocean37 1973 in Motor Boat Forum
    When we bought our Broom Ocean we found that there was another storage compartment under the storage compartment in the saloon seat base. Not a safe...
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    02-11-19, 16:25
    Greg2 replied to a thread broom ocean37 1973 in Motor Boat Forum
    We used to own a late Broom Ocean 37. Same hull as the Crown and Continental, very seaworthy but rolled a bit in a beam sea. Engines typically the...
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    26-10-19, 23:55
    We always brim the tanks for winter lay-up to reduce condensation in the tanks (according to received wisdom) and use an additive all year round....
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    22-10-19, 06:09
    Not pilot boats but have done boardings of inshore fishing vessels at sea - add the complication of the other boat moving almost as much as you are...
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