Thursday, 26 March 2009

Two Items of Interest

We visited our friends yesterday evening to pick up our post. There were two items of interest, one, a disc with photo's from the Canal Boat Magazine photo shoot and the second, a letter from British Waterways telling me that their records have Caxton's Boat Safety Scheme (BSS)certification expiring at the end of May 2009? What is all that about? Caxton is a new build boat and was only launched on 16th October 2008 and doesn't need a BSS until it is four years old surely? I sense a few phone calls coming on...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lesley

Love reading your blog, I think you will find that all boats have to have a boat safety certificate, ours did from new as did our friends who had their built last year, they do last for four years though. Hope you can get it sorted.

indigodream said...

Hi Lesley

I assume that your RCD certificate has got lost somewhere? When you got your boat your builder should have given you a Recreational Craft Directive declaration of conformity. Send that to BW and then you don't need to have a BSS for 4 years. More information in lots of places including here: http://www.c-b-a.co.uk/content/view/21/33/

Richard

Nb Caxton said...

Thanks Richard that was my understanding - I would put money on the fact that we have the 'document' in Caxton's safe and we have not sent it to BW assuming that the surveyor had sent a copy - what does that make us? I can hear the chorus of braying from here!
Lesley

Nb Caxton said...

Thanks for the compliment Anon We will get it resolved I am sure.
Lesley

Anonymous said...

get your paperwork in order and you won't have these problems. wombat
Dave.

Nb Caxton said...

Little Brother, are you the pot or the kettle?
Wombat!

Del and Al said...

Hi both
Did you have to send a copy to BW when you applied for your licence...we did. If so, they should have it!
Hope everything goes ok with the move

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Derwent6 crew
We had Caxton licenced on the conformity certificate from the hull builder, G Reeves. I think the paperwoork is aboard Caxton -
Thanks for the bestwishes on the move, see you soon!!!
Lesley