Re: I\'ve been doing a bit of research
I've seen some reports(RYA mag, PBO, etc,) that the Dutch & French fiscal police have already pulled yachts over with legal red diesel in the tank and fined them.
The French did it for the red in the reserve jerrycans apparently. The Dutch pull got sorted eventually, the French case may be ongoing.
I can see some jobsworths lurking in Cherbourg or Den Helder, asking for your receipts as per " your RYA'S advice to you" and " may we see your records of fuel consumption for sailing and heating as per your HMRC's requirements, Sir". If that polite! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
I suppose it depends where you want to sail to. After all Jersey is going to be selling red to all and sundry, including visiting French, while Guernsey's marine diesel will be white.
I see a right enforcement free for all shambles in the making, so I'm gonna keep me receipts, put entries in the little box in me Log for engine hours, and just tip the deep fryer oil into me tank occasionally on a dark night, just like Sir Richard B.
Will I get a knighthood too, d'ye think? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Got to go, SWMBO reminding me we leave for the boat sparrowf**t tomorrow, to put monkey(son) up the stick in F6+ [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] Ah, revenge for all those nappies?
"Journos Luxury Yacht"=a hole in the water for time, money,affection,blood,sweat n tears