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martin@10
martin@10

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 5:51pm

Post Subject: new boater

what does bsc mean

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:33pm

Post Subject: new boater

Dear Martin, it means Boat Safety Certificate. All powered inland boats with a very few exceptions are required to pass an inspection every four years. You may view it a bit like a car's MOT but is more concerned with the safety of third parties rather than your own. Please do not buy a boat without a current certificate unless it is exceptionally well priced AND you are either rich or are good at DIY. The Boat Safety Scheme (Google the full name) have a down-loadable handbook on their website that explains what is checked and it is also available to purchase in hard copy. The scheme does not cover things like hull condition so a pre-purchase survey is normally essential. I hope this information does not arrive too late! Tony Brooks

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